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Wide Eyed

1 rating: 5.0
An album by Nichole Nordeman
1 review about Wide Eyed

This Was The First Christian CD I Ever Purchased ...

  • Mar 9, 2003
Rating:
+5
... and I can't say I was even remotely disappointed.

Nichole Nordeman approaches her spirituality with the heart of a realist; rather than find God in Bible scriptures, she relates his existence to the listener in every day occurences and events, and she does so with a musical simplicity that elevates her voice to the heavens. God is a power of individual inspiration and interpretation, and, perhaps, that is why Ms. Nordeman doesn't enjoy broader success that Amy Grant once enjoyed. Generally backed primarily by only a piano, her voice is the main instrument here, and it resonates with a wonderful quality on each and every track featured here.

As for her style, she is much closer to Sarah McLachlan and even low-key Sheryl Crow than she is other contemporary Christian artists, and that, as well, may account for her cult following as opposed to mainstream Christian success. But talent cannot be denied; if there is a will of God, this reviewer's humble opinion is that he'd want you to be listening to Nichole Nordeman.

While her subsequent works arguably convey great depth musically and with her convictions, this debut CD is well worth a listen.

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