Downhere - Wide-Eyed And Mystified Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

Wide-Eyed And Mystified by Downhere

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Chart, Best of 2006, Recommended, Top Rated, Airplay
The Canadian pop rockers return with an album being acknowledged as their best ever.

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  1. 1. The More
  2. 2. Surrender
  3. 3. A Better Way
  4. 4. Dying To Know You
  5. 5. I Will Follow Your Voice
  6. 6. Little Is Much
  7. 7. Stir
  8. 8. Forgive Yourself
  9. 9. Unbelievable
  10. 10. The Real Jesus
  11. 11. Remember Me
  12. 12. 1000 Miles Apart
  13. 13. I Miss You Here
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Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

After being inexplicably dropped by their label after two albums, Canadian band Downhere return with a third album which is undoubtedly the best they've released yet. Mixing a rock and pop blend that pitches them into similar territory to bands like The Afters and the newly rocked up Casting Crowns and yet this band leave them both standing in the dust musically. The co-vocal approach of guitarist Marc Martel (who must be tired of being compared with Kevin Max) and keyboard player Jason Germain gives the band a superb versatility. The pop melodies and edgy rock influences give this set of songs a dangerous bite and an infectious sound. They also aren't afraid to write songs that are artfully intelligent yet spiritual, powerfully mixing together songs that touch the heart with music that satisfies the soul. There's plenty here to love so the communion song "Remember Me" and the challenging "The Real Jesus" stand out. I love the anthemic feel of "Surrender" but the piece de resistance is "A Better Way". This is probably the best song I've heard in 2006 and it describes the life sacrificing love of Christ as the ultimate demonstration of how to love someone. The upshot of it all is that 'Wide Eyed And Mystified' is Downhere at their absolute best and this is my first candidate for album of the year 2006.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 18387
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Centricity 829619100921
Items: 1
Release Date: 04 Aug 2006

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Third studio album from the multi-platinum selling rockers.

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He may sound like K-Max, but Marc and the boyz sure can rock and with this sophomore release, they've hit paydirt!

For more information about Downhere, check the Downhere Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Sarah in Birmingham at 11:26 on Nov 21 2006

I have Downhere's previous two albums and just bought this one yesterday. I agree with the review - it definitely is their best yet. I love every song on this album, and particular favourites are 'Remember Me' and '1000 Miles Apart'. They are a very talented band and I think they deserve greater recognition. My advice to you is to buy this album! NOW!

Posted by Isaac in USA at 19:11 on Nov 29 2006

I also agree with the review. Wide-Eyed and Mystified is one of the best Pop-Rock CDs I've ever heard! Period. Those guys are amazing!!!

I'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite. A Better Way, I Miss You Here, Surrender, and The More are probably my favorites. But it's very hard to choose. There are no duds on this album.

Posted by Scott in Castledawson, Magherafelt, Uni at 08:54 on Jan 22 2007

I got this cd for my sis in law at Christmas and she has just got it to me now!!! It's an amazing album, I am only really getting into it, but the lyrics are so instantly accessible!! Buy this album and you'll be blessed!

Posted by Carmen in United Kingdom at 13:21 on Mar 30 2007

heard the song "Forgive Yourself" this morning. Lovely, singer's voice reminds me of KevinMax of "Imposter" fame... such a great song

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