Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Everlife - Everlife

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From time to time you come across an album that is so cynically put together with the bottom-line in mind that it is all you can do not to throw your hands up in despair.

This is one of those occasions.

As a three-sister pop-rock act with a Christian rock background, Everlife at one point could have made an extremely interesting pop-act. Sadly with the music industry as it is, and with the backing of Disney what they actually make is a mildly diverting act for people who find Avril Lavigne too challenging.

There is the nominal co-writing, but that is backed up by the thousands of "proper" hit-making writers who, by the sounds of this, merely passed on the tunes that other more high-profile acts they write for passed on. Things reach a nadir on the pointless cover of Lillix's What I Like About You and a, frankly, embarrassing cover of Real Wild Child. And let's face it, even that was done by Josie And The Pussycats for that (actually very entertaining) film a good few years back. All this goes to prove that there isn't an original idea on this album at all.

To be honest, this is so far from "essential" that it's more or less pointless. I don't mind "manufactured" per se, but this is just nothing at all.

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