Album Review :
Julian Drive - My Coming Day

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Julian Drive – My Coming Day

In a world where Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors (and then some?), Julian Drive has found its perfect ice cream flavored musical niche. After all, vanilla is technically a flavor. In fact, it has a huge market appeal. There are tons of people out there with out any real higher sense of developed taste buds, but they still like ice cream. What I’m getting at here is that Julian Drive definitely has a broad market appeal and will probably find a good amount of success. There just isn’t a whole lot of daring originality or thought provoking passionate pleas and it probably doesn’t have a seat amongst too many of the bands that the people who tend to frequent IVM listen to. They have a market, this probably just isn’t it.

That isn’t to say there isn’t anything of any value on the album, but when the highlight of the show is a cover of Hoobastank’s “The Reason”, that is pretty telling. There are a few songs that are worth a listen, including the opener “From Your Hands”, which I could have sworn was a Casting Crowns cover, but perhaps only because they sound so similar. “Always There” is another one worth listening too, but besides those three tracks there is very little inspiration. Yes, the songs do have some value in their biblical dependency and truth, but even lyrically I feel like I’ve heard it all before. Honestly, if I hear one more song telling me to “Let Go” it will be fifty too many (Relient K is the only offender I can let go).

If you want another Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Seventh Day Slumber band in your rotation, well, you now know where to get your vanilla. I’m sure it will be very soothing.

Tracklist:

1. From Your Hands

2. Always There

3. Cry

4. In You

5. Not My Fight

6. One Step Away

7. Unplug

8. You Can

9. The Reason

10. My Coming Day

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