Matt Diehl
October 17, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Much Afraid

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it an C-

When it comes to Bible thumping, these Christian rockers keep it subtle, just as they did on their 1995 self-titled debut. Besides the occasional reference to Jesus, their bland alterna-folk isn’t much different from, say, the Verve Pipe — or any number of similarly styled bands. Such uniformity doesn’t exactly make for galvanizing rock, nor does their awkward mixture of the secular and holy: Do they realize that the title of ”Tea and Sympathy” comes from a play about a prep-schooler struggling with his homosexuality? C-

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