- reviewed by Russ Breimeier Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2000 1 Jan
The Darins debuted just a year ago on Pamplin records, and seem to be eager to prove their worth by releasing their sophomore effort,
The Darins will definitely appeal to fans of sanitized-pop groups like Point of Grace, Avalon, and 4Him. At times, I found the Darins to be a bit more soulful in their vocals than Point of Grace. But I wish we didn't have so many carbon copies of existing Christian groups, each sounding like a small variation of the other. The Darins are basically Point of Grace: version 2.0, with enough of an R&B influence akin to Mariah Carey to distinguish them from their predecessors. And like the aforementioned groups, The Darins' lyrics are filled with the usual clichéd encouragement about trusting in God, God's unending love, and surrendering to his will. I don't say that to be critical of the message itself, but rather the unoriginal communication of that message.
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