The Over and Underneath album by Tenth Avenue North is the band’s debut album. It contains eleven tracks, including the popularized “Beloved,” depicting God as the relentless Bridegroom in the book of Hosea that keeps on loving and pursuing His bride despite her chasing after false lovers. Other songs include “Hallelujah,” “Satisfy,” “You Are,” “Times,” “Hold My Heart,” “Break
Me Down,” “Let It Go,” “By Your Side,” “Lift Us Up to Fall,” and “Love Is Here.” This album is available as a CD and as MP3 downloads.
Over and Underneath Review:
The approximately seventy reviewers gave this album a 4.9-star average rating, with nearly all of them having given it a perfect 5.0-star rating.
The album was commended for being a fresh sound that came with lyrics that not only captivated but also satisfied the soul and not just the ears. One of the reviewers was actually the lead singer’s dad, but he gave an objective review about the doctrinal soundness of the lyrics of the songs in the album. Many other reviewers commended him for having raised a “fine young man” who managed to minister to his listeners. In fact, one of the reviewers commented that the album ministered to him in a way that he had not experienced in a while. The band was found to be wise and mature beyond their years. The songs in the album were also confirmed to encompass age boundaries, as both young and old appreciated the ministry of the songs. One reviewer shared how he was very passionate about music, particularly Christian songs, as he believed that worshiping God by singing was among the best ways to commune with Him. He described the band as seemingly having come out of nowhere, but he was reportedly overwhelmed with this album. He said he heard the song “Love Is Here” over the radio and was absolutely taken by it right away. He confirmed that the entire album had songs that captivated him in a similar way, with his favourites including “Hallelujah” and “Beloved.” He raved about how blessed he was by these singers and musicians. At least one reviewer commented on the musical quality of the album, with great rhythms, crisp guitars, harmonic vocals, and symphonic backdrops. He concluded that it resulted in a great listening experience. Other reviewers also added that the songs were easy to sing along to, with great vocals and excellent lyrics. One buyer shared how he bought this CD for the song “Satisfy,” and he was pleasantly surprised to find many other excellent songs in the album. Another buyer described the album as making him think of Jesus and good thoughts.
From these comments, we are also highly impressed with Tenth Avenue North and believe you will likely be just as blessed with the songs as the reviewers were. As such we would highly recommend this album to add to your contemporary Christian song collection. You will likely appreciate the group as one of the best new bands in the genre of Christian music.