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Daylight Is Coming
Remedy Drive
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Reviewed: 1/30/2009 by Mike


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Hailing from the same label that introduced us to the excellent Mute Math comes Remedy Drive and their debut album. Unusually featuring four brothers, this Nebraska Christian four-piece has produced a superior if short pop rock album. Expertly produced to give clarity and depth by Ian Eskelin (All Star United) ‘Daylight Is Coming’ is the result of whittling down sixty songs to the worthy eleven that appear on the album; strange when you consider the running time is a little over thirty-five minutes (couldn’t they have added a few more?). Remedy Drive tap into a rich vein of piano driven pop rock, cleverly combining elements of Coldplay, Melee, Grey Holiday and Switchfoot with a massive dose of melody and vocal harmony interplay. Songs like the hugely melodic ‘All Along’ or the Switchfoot-light ‘Hope’ have undoubted mainstream crossover appeal with clever lyrics that help de-stigmatise the Christian rock brand, whilst the staccato keyboard driven ‘What Happens’ (At The End)’ and the gloriously upbeat ‘The Sunshine Above the Weather’ are simply pure unadulterated brilliance. ‘Daylight Is Coming’ put simply is one of 2008’s outstanding releases, an out and out gem that could only have been improved by the addition of another three or four songs.

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