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Unread 06-11-2002, 04:07 AM   #1
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Benjamin Gate, The - Contact

Tracks
1. Lift Me Up
2. Need
3. Do What You Say
4. Overkill
5. The Way You Are
6. This Is Not
7. The Calling
8. Your Kisses Blind Me
9. Light
10. Tonight
11. Violently
12. Fall Away

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Unread 10-23-2002, 08:56 PM   #2
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yeah

I gave it a nine.

This is one awesome cd!
the only reason i didn't give it a ten is because they kind of pulled a little away from their "untitled" sound.

One thing i love about this cd is that the lyrics are very deep, you kind of have to figure them out. the other night me and my friend were going through each song, interpereting them, it was great!

my fav. song: NEED
and maybe fall away too
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Unread 10-24-2002, 01:37 AM   #3
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I gave it a 10. I usually only give 10s to good hardcore CDs, but this CD is an exception. Contact is one of my favorite CDs. In my Top 5 or so. My favorite song is Do What You Say.

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Unread 11-21-2002, 10:07 AM   #4
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Talking Muyyyyy bien!!! *jejje*

This is one great CD if I do say so myself. Its TBG so i *~*HAD*~* to give it a 10. It might not be as good as [untitled](which I would have given a 10 1/2! jejje) but its still a great CD. Hey, its got a nice TBG screensaver on it anyhow!! jejje but anyways....
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Unread 12-18-2002, 11:20 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Good Stuff!!

I really respect the fact that The Benjamin Gate are trying to develop a truly unique and individual sound apart from anything the secular or fellow Christian music community has done or marketted. "Copy Cat Christian" (warningersonal opinion on approach) irritate me in that their only real goal is to offer a "Christian" alternative to a certain mainstream artist/band. We are to be the salt of the earth, leaders in the world eyes, in music as well as in everything else. Artistically, The Benjamin Gate really impress me with deep, poetic lyrics put to great ambient/alternative instrumentals culled from a variety of different styles and tastes, making a nice medly (sp?). The addition of a female lead singer is a great touch, as it adds a different flavor if you will to the effect. I gave the CD a nine overall, the only reason is because not every song flows into each other as well as some CDs do, mostly because of the musical diversity each song offers. A great CD and currently one of my favorites.
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I think I would have to give it a 9. Although if you want to go to the best concert you cant get any better than benjamin gate.
Lift Me up ROCKS live! You cant beat the energy of this band!
I got to hang out with them back stage on the festival con dios tour
and The lead guitarist and he was so awsome to talk to.
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Unread 02-12-2003, 03:49 PM   #7
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Re: Good Stuff!!

NobleWard: I really respect the fact that The Benjamin Gate are trying to develop a truly unique and individual sound apart from anything the secular or fellow Christian music community has done or marketted. "Copy Cat Christian" (warningersonal opinion on approach) irritate me in that their only real goal is to offer a "Christian" alternative to a certain mainstream artist/band. We are to be the salt of the earth, leaders in the world eyes, in music as well as in everything else.

Noble, don't judge too harshly, because we don't know if they're trying to sound like someone else, or if that's just what they sound like.... with all the same instruments, some bands are going to sound alike. and also, a lot of that might be because of the producers, also.
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Unread 06-07-2003, 01:14 AM   #8
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i adore the benjamin gate! they have a natural originality that most bands lack. this cd is simply incredible- great lyrics + great singer + an alternative rock sound like you've never heard before= great music.

contact gets a 9, only because it's not as good as 'untitled'. yet it still will rock your face off!

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Unread 07-18-2003, 10:45 AM   #9
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I gave it a ! 10 !
That band is great ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Unread 07-18-2003, 03:15 PM   #10
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Wow yea this CD is so awesome. I give it a 9!!
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Unread 08-23-2003, 02:34 PM   #11
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i don't like it......................
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i don't like it......................
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Unread 08-25-2003, 07:24 PM   #13
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the same reasons i don't like "untitled"
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I really like this cd. It's very bold and dynamic. 'Overkill' and 'Need' are my fav. tracks.
It's a shame that TBG isn't with us anymore. It's an even bigger shame that they didn't recive any kinds of awards while they were here. Part of the reason I like TBG is because they offer something called original creativity. Despite this, they were ignored by the ccm, who is still stuck in the early '90s.
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