Let's Not Forget the Story

Let's Not Forget the Story

by Foolish Things


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This sweeping and engaging debut from Denver-based Christian rockers Foolish Things attempts to bridge the gap, at least sonically, between secular and non-secular audiences with mixed results. Musically, the band shows an obvious allegiance to U2 and Coldplay, but they've got copies of Green Day, Switchfoot, and Jimmy Eat World albums as well, displaying an amiable post-emo penchant for hard riffs with elegiac choruses that dutifully fill imaginary stadiums in the listener's head. Foolish Things may be aiming to create a comfortable milieu for secularists on a melodic level, but they stumble from a lyrical standpoint. While teenage breakups ("Capital P") and brooding self-actualization ("First Lie") are staples of any twenty-something's diet, lyrics like "feel the love shine down/falling in the arms of our savior now" and "Lord of power beyond compare" -- the latter, if taken out of context, could easily be a Black Sabbath chorus -- are far too typical of CCM's insular nomenclature to engage anyone outside of the brethren. Let's Not Forget the Story definitely has some commercial appeal, but beneath the hard candy shell of MTV confection and studio complexity there is a dull and wholly predictable nougat center.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
Label: Inpop
UPC: 0804147138127
catalogNumber: 71381
Rank: 220787

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Foolish Things   Primary Artist
Nate Phillips   Bass
Isaac Jorgensen   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
James Rightmer   Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mark Labriola   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Scott "Scooter" Nelson   Engineer
Donnie Boutwell   Engineer
Jason Houser   Producer,Audio Production
David Beano Hall   Engineer
Isaac Jorgensen   Composer,Programming
James Rightmer   Programming
Mark Labriola   Programming
Jeremiah Dalesio   Engineer

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