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We Recommend - All Star United, 'All Star United'

Monday, April 13, 2009

We Recommend - All Star United, 'All Star United'

This is one of the finest recordings known from the 90s. Ian Eskelin, the vocalist and also a solo artist, has contributed so much to the alternative genre in the last 15 years, and this album a perfect example of an experience that’s unforgettable. There are so many songs that shine on this album such as: “Angels”, “La La Land”, “Smash Hit”, and “Tenderness”.  - Wayne Myatt

I actually think it's funny Wayne picked this album for this week. Listening to ASU's new album The Good Album a lot lately (which comes out in the UK this week and in the US sometime this year), it's put me in a bit of an All Star United mood, so I've been spinning their 1997 debut quite a bit. I love this album. From the band's ability to be tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic about issues in the church and packaging it in such a catchy pop song, to the fact he can also shoot straight to the heart in the slower songs like "Drive," "Torn," and "Tenderness." Still a fantastic record 12 years later! Check out the lyrics to the opening track, "La La Land." They make for a great read as well. - John DiBiase

All Star United
All Star United (1997)

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Our synopsis: "A fun pop/rock record from a band that knows how to be witty just as well as it knows when to be serious." (Recommended by JFH's John DiBiase and Wayne Myatt)
Perfect For: Forgiveness, Humbleness, and Faith.
Song Highlights: "Angels”, “La La Land”, “Smash Hit”, and “Tenderness”

So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album All Star United? Do you recommend it? If so, why?

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