Contemporary Christian CD from husband & wife duo Scott & Christine Dente, though I should really put Christine first as she’s clearly the most talented. She writes the songs and sings most of them; Scott sings back-up and on one song takes the lead and it nicely demonstrates why he typically only does back-up. He’s a very good guitarist, so I don’t want to act too snarky, but it’s Christine’s sensitive, emotional song-writing that makes the group work to the degree it does. The lyrics are explicitly Christian, but also based in very honest emotions and Dente has a way with poignant phrasing and sweet melodies some of the time. I really liked What’s It Gonna Be, a quiet, piano-based song about transitional moments in life, and I Want Everything, a genuinely moving and inspiring song about living life to the fullest. But, on the whole, this all kind of runs together into an easy-listening kind of soup and doesn’t really distinguish itself at all. Oh, and it closes with an interminably long guitar instrumental hidden track. At the end of it, Scott says, “I guess that’s it.” Pretty fitting epitaph for this one. Recommend against wasting your time here. Average. 2 stars.
tl;dr – smooth-sounding Christian album isn’t preachy and lyrics focus on real emotions of life, but it’s too MOR and bland for its own good. 2 stars.