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Unread 06-29-2003, 08:10 PM   #16
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Actually, since I wrote that, that song has grown on me. And if I had to pick, my favorites would be Giving It Over, Thrive, Cornelius, and Fad of the Land.

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Unread 07-27-2003, 05:39 AM   #17
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Praise the Lord for Steve Taylor! When the Newsboys decided to make albums without him, we all realised why he was there in the first place!

Thrive takes its cue from Take Me To Your Leader - it's fun, it's catchy, and it does rock in parts...

Rescue would be the lowest point on the album (it sounds like an outtake from their 'shine - best of' sessions) But there's enough good stuff (uh-oh, unintentional LLD reference!) to forgive this one stumble...
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Unread 08-11-2003, 11:24 AM   #18
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Best Newsboys Album. Period. Perfect Score. Go buy it if you don't already have it. That's an order!
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Unread 08-15-2003, 12:14 PM   #19
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Unhappy Thrive

I like all the rest of their CDs, and I was hoping this one would be good since they had such excellent new stuff on Shine: The hits, but this CD failed. I haven't bought a CD, Newsboys or otherwise since I bought this one, one March 28, 2001 I think, exactly 2 days after its release.
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Unread 08-15-2003, 12:23 PM   #20
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i didn't like this cd much, though i like all their other cds. haven't bought a cd since this one, newsboys or otherwise, and i got it march 28, 2002, 2 days after its release
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Unread 03-15-2004, 02:14 AM   #21
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what an incredible cd. i give it a 9. it would be a 10 except for the song John Woo. that has to be the dodgiest dong EVER written by the newsboys. SHAMEFUL.
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Unread 04-19-2004, 06:23 PM   #22
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great CD

Thrive is, in my opinion, the Newsboys at their very best. Their earlier CDs, like Going Public and Step Up To The Microphone, are good but lack the 'hit' quality that Thrive is saturated with. From the edgier songs at the beginning and end- "Live In Stereo", "Giving It Over", "Cornelius", and "The Fad Of The Land"; to the pop stuff in the middle- "Million Pieces", "Thrive", and "Rescue"; and the worship hit "It Is You"; to the last song, a slower ballad- "Lord (I Don't Know)- they all are great. If you even remotely enjoy the Newsboys sound, you have to get this album. Be advised- it is much more rocking than their latest album, Adoration. If you liked the slower sound of the Newsboys on that CD, Thrive may not be for you.

My Rating: 8/10
My Verdict- An excellent album, with the Newsboys at their very best. A must for any Christian rock fan. You aren't a Newsboys fan if you don't have this CD.
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Unread 07-27-2004, 09:35 PM   #23
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what's not to like on this cd...i think its one of there best....the songs are incredible, and the lyrics have so much meaning to them..

rating 9/10
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Unread 09-09-2005, 09:39 AM   #24
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This CD is extremely recommended. It has I think like 7 songs not in a collection CD like REmix or Shine the Hits. I gave it a nine.

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Unread 09-25-2005, 03:04 AM   #25
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I gave this a 7. I probably would have given it more, but Newsboys, from my perspective, has been blemished since they went worship. This is a pretty good cd, though. Really original writing; probably my favorite Newsboys cd.
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Unread 02-09-2006, 06:59 PM   #26
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Unforunately, you are right.
The Newsboys have been blemished somewhat.
However, their new worship Cds are good.
I just wish they come out with another 'fun' CD like Thrive and LLD before they quit.

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