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Building 429 - Listen to the Sound

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
05/10/2011
Artist
Building 429
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Essential / Provident Music
Duration
00:37:09

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Listen to the Sound feels like an arrival for Christian rockers Building 429, ironically the result of spending more time on the road and less in the studio. Coming almost three years since their self-titled magnum opus, the band's fifth album finds them more confident than ever in proclaiming their witness and writing memorable mainstream rock. Where the band worked hard to carve out its identity on previous releases, Jason Roy and company sound more than ever like they're having fun this time around. And that leads to a centrist brand of post-grunge that recalls the heyday of Lifehouse, Matchbox Twenty, and Tonic. They may take fewer risks overall, but the album is greater than the sum of the parts. From the shout-along chorus of opener "Made for You" to the cool alternative groove of "One Foot," this is Building 429 at its most accessible. "Right Beside You" features a duet with Fireflight lead singer Dawn Michele that makes you wonder why she and Roy haven't teamed up for an entire side project together. There's enough intrigue on the fist-pumping title track and "You Save Me" to last through other moments that aren't quite as striking, but the album has more than its share of radio hits. It also improves with age; repeated listens reveal the beauty of some of the softer moments like "Love Has Been Spoken" and "Where I Belong." Fans and new listeners alike will enjoy this blend of rock and Christian themes. ~ Jared Johnson

1) Made for You (04:36)
2) Right Beside You (03:33)
3) One Foot (03:30)
4) Listen to the Sound (03:40)
5) War Zone (03:39)
6) Where I Belong (03:21)
7) You Save Me (03:21)
8) Walls Are Coming Down (03:49)
9) Love Has Been Spoken (03:41)
10) Awaken Us (03:59)

Album
Listen to the Sound
Publisher
Sony Music Entertainment
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Listen to the Sound | Building 429