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Idle Cure, 2nd Avenue
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Idle Cure
2nd Avenue



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 10 tracks: 42 minutes, 14 seconds
Street Date: 1990


Idle Cure's 1990 release 2nd Avenue is a phenomenal album. Generally considered to be the band's best. The writing is sensational top to bottom, and some of the very best in all the Christian rock domain. Steve Shannon and Bob Carlisle (who provides background vocals here), deliver a vocal tour de force that is breathtaking.

What makes this project so special is the incredible energy contained in each track, as well as the remarkable variety of styles and musical textures. It offers some of the hardest rock for the time (witness "Talk It Out," and "If You Mean It"), followed by beautiful, tender ballads ("Contend For The Faith," "Ordinary Man").

For anyone wanting a taste of what Contemporary Christian Music can and should be, they need look no further than Idle Cure's representation.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 5/5/09, written by William Shay for Jesusfreakhideout.com



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File this band under "guilty pleasures" for me. This was the very first taste I ever had of Christian music in the 1990's and is still a fun listen. While the late 80's, early 90's arena rock is undoubtedly dated, anyone who still enjoys this style of music probably couldn't find anything better than Idle Cure. Honest and encouraging lyrics, solid rock anthems and power ballads, and epic harmonies. However, fans of the genre and the time period need only apply. - 1/8/10, John DiBiase of Jesusfreakhideout.com

 

 


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Frontline Records
. Album length: 10 tracks: 42 minutes, 14 seconds
. Street Date: 1990
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Pray (4:40)
  2. It's No Fun Anymore (4:13)
  3. Human Solution (5:03)
  4. Picture Of Love (3:53)
  5. Contend For The Faith (4:09)
  6. Talk It Out (4:31)
  7. Don't Turn Away (4:07)
  8. If You Mean It (3:34)
  9. Dead Or Alive (3:56)
  10. Ordinary Man (4:10)
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