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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Lead singer Doug Robb apologizes for causing pain on “The Reason,” and pledges to change. A special person buoys his spirits and confidence (“Disappear,” “From the Heart,” “Lucky”). Other cuts imply that it’s unhealthy to keep feelings bottled up. A man believes it’s possible to “Escape” life’s ruts, and longs to find a hiding place with the woman he loves. “Just One” has the singer preparing to seize the moment that will lead to a brighter future, however ...

Objectionable Content

Some teens could misinterpret the line “I need to see if I still bleed.” A stray lyric on “What Happened to Us?” fails to account for God’s omniscience. “Same Direction” ponders faith, rejecting sound theology and concluding that all roads lead to the same “final destination.”

Summary Advisory

A fairly positive pick except for Robb’s fuzzy, relativistic spirituality. He told Rolling Stone, “My dad used to be a Presbyterian minister and I was brought up with this Christian, ‘we are right’ mentality. ... I’m just not down with that lack of respect for other people’s beliefs.” It’s possible to be both respectful and dogmatic. Some pro-social themes here, but fans seeking Truth won’t find it.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

Rock

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Performance

Top-5 CD spawned the Top-20 single “The Reason”

Record Label

Island

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Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Loren Eaton Bob Smithouser

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