Vitamin F - Nothing By Comparison British Product Audio Samples Available

Nothing By Comparison by Vitamin F

Cross Rhythms Rating: 1/10
CD: Album
Tags: MOR / Soft Pop, CD, Album, Independent
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The debut from a band who met at a MAYC event in 2003.

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  1. 1. One True Defender
  2. 2. Bible Girl
  3. 3. Closer To The Rock
  4. 4. Take My Love
  5. 5. Rounderbouts
  6. 6. The World (Became The One)
  7. 7. Stop
  8. 8. Still The Story
  9. 9. I Live To Worship
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Reviewed by Andrew Privett

This is Vitamin F's debut album and they are a very new band. Ian and Chris met through a chance encounter as youth leaders on a MAYC weekend in 2003. Chris is originally a protest poet and Ian a music teacher. As I pulled the CD from the envelope I thought, "This looks promising." The CD cover is slick, as is the website - using sharp flash animation. Things unfortunately went downhill when I put the CD in my player. ‘Nothing By Comparison’ is musically weak, almost childlike. The keyboard and guitar playing is naive and sound more like beginners than musicians. The vocals have no distinct style or appeal. If Vitamin F are really serious about having a career or ministry in CCM, I recommend they take a few years to hone their abilities as musicians before trying to get airplay. The album is poorly and unprofessionally produced with giggling and talking between some of the songs. If this band want to be taken seriously they need to take the discipline as not only musicians, but more importantly ambassadors of Christ very seriously.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 9217
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Release Date: 2003

The debut from a band who met at a MAYC event in 2003.

Posted by Anon at 08:53 on May 17 2006

I think the songs written and performed by Vitamin F are very appealing. The album has it's own unique style and is very different to the traditional christian music that is normally played. I think you should applaud their style of worship rather than pick at their "childlike" ways!
I have also read they have reached number 1 in the southern american gospel charts. So congrats to Vit F! Keep going guys!!!

Posted by Anon in South at 10:44 on May 18 2006

Did the reviewer Mr Privett actually listen to the CD in the context it was written? The later recording of 'nothing....' blows any current Christian music out of the water, what a wake up call!!

An attack on a persons Christian ethic without walking a mile in their shoes is simply not on, who are we to judge, who is Mr Privett to judge?

The lyrics are so strong in Christian understanding and the music a wonderful vehicle.

Write on boys!! More from VF soon please.

Posted by Deanna in Kansas at 14:33 on May 19 2006

Well, I have the CD and love the music! And if, to quote the reviewer, "...[it] is musically weak, almost childlike..." then I want to hear more from Vitamin F!
It says in Matthew 18:3 "And he said: I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
And in Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Posted by Walter Markland in Alabama at 03:16 on May 23 2006

I have been listening to "The Word Became Flesh" on my favorite stations for the last couple of months.

What a touching song! I understand it has gone way up the charts in Southern Gospel.

It took me a while to find anything on the internet about this group.

I love them. Absolutely love the vibe! Yes, they are "childlike," but I think you fail to understand that that is the way Christ wants us to be.

Reviewer, you miss the boat on this one. Send this anointed group to Alabama. I assure you there are thousand awaiting their so-called "childessness."

Posted by Mariline Aniston in Broadway, VA at 22:33 on May 30 2006

What does Vitamin F mean? Their music is superior. What a fresh sound, just what I've been listening for. The Word song is my favorite. I'll keep the radio tuned in for some more!

Posted by Benjamin Skeat IV in California at 00:09 on Jun 17 2006

Vitamin F will be a force on fire for The Lord for a long time to come. The lyrics are like nothing I have ever heard before, truly annointed, and the melodies carry them directly into the heart of spiritualty. A retraction of the review would be the very least that Cross Rhythms should do.

Posted by Tamain in uk at 23:08 on Jun 27 2006

Nothing by comparison is the most inspiring Christian album I have ever heard. What a nonsensical review CR.

Posted by Alain Sellars in US at 23:36 on Jul 2 2006

'The Word (became the One)' is the most poignant song I have heard in a long long time. Nothing by comparison is a colourful, rewarding and truly inspired piece of Christian writing. What was the reviewer listening to might I ask, not Nothing by Comparison!! Write on VF.

Posted by Ian V.F. in Vitaminfland at 21:35 on Jul 5 2006

Thank you so much for you're very encoraging words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by Fawdrey Litherland in Phoenix AR at 18:02 on Jul 13 2006

Vitamin F's writing and delivery are superb. Direct influences are not apparent making all of the songs appear completely 'one off' in flavour, a sound all their own.

A new force in inspo Christian music has arisen, Vitamin F!

Posted by Anon in US at 01:18 on Aug 14 2006

I understand that Vitamin F have just become the first artists outside of the US to chart in the Singing News top 80, what an achievement!!!! Making world history in Gods name!!!!

So much for the review Mr Privett, I think you are on your own as the numbers speak for themselves.

Anon U.S

Posted by Jim at 14:53 on Sep 13 2006

These indignant gestures of support are all very well, but how much music have these guys listened to? It's all too subjective - wrap your ears around a few thousand CDs, and then decide. Having listened to loads of music in my time, I happen to think that VF still have a ways to go - I wouldn't 've given 'em one square, more like four.

Posted by Jayne in Nashville at 23:26 on Sep 21 2006

Inspiring words and music. Gifted lead singer.

Posted by Mark Rangstaff in Kentucky at 00:43 on Sep 24 2006

A unique sound in Christian music, not SG but wonderfully inspirational. My wife and I love the CD.

Posted by Neil B in UK at 21:40 on Sep 25 2006

After reading a comment above about someone having difficulty finding info about Vitamin f on the web I'd like to point out their web site has just had a revamp with many FREE downloads.

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