20/20 Blind

Never Far 20/20 Blind-Never Far (Intersound)

1. "Wash" (3:23)
2. "Soul Song" (3:20)
3. "Love Keeps Me Reaching" (4:02)
4. "I Am Blind" (3:50)
5. "Do I" (3:39)
6. "Easier Way" (3:27)
7. "Never Far" (2:51)
8. "Show Each Other Love" (3:34)
9. "Only Hope" (3:33)
10. "Sleepyland" (3:26)

What happened to these guys? After such a strong release in '94, I thought for sure these guys would at least develop an underground following. However, after this they just sort of dissappeared. In anycase, 20/20 Blind were part of the mid-90's Houston, Texas sound that bands like King's X and Galactic Cowboys made popular. Perhaps the difference in lyrical approaches halted their success a bit. 20/20 are much more open about their Christianity that King's X or Galactic Cowboys were. Regardless, still a strong album with some wonderful vocals, vocal harmonies and heavy guitar riffs. I will say, however, that there are a few sappy ballads ("Love Keeps Me Reaching") that sound like they are straight off a BonJovi album. I could have done without those. Produced by Brian Garcia who has also worked with the Cowboys.

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