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Thursday, May 24, 2001

Review - Untitled

Artist: The Benjamin Gate

Posted on Thu, May 24, 2001 at 4:00 AM

Here, in a nutshell, is Christian-music label ForeFront's apparent marketing strategy: Scan Billboard for top-selling acts, find a group of 20-somethings to mimic them almost exactly, then ram the record down the throats of the youth-group crowd.

Introducing The Benjamin Gate, a group that "borrows" heavily -- isn't stealing mentioned in the Ten Commandments? -- from the likes of Garbage and The Cranberries down to the press-kit photos, CD packaging and electronica-production techniques. Gone is Shirley Manson's sensuality and Dolores O'Riordan's intensity, arguably those act's selling points. Blatantly stealing another's band's soul won't get you into my CD collection

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