How Can We Be Silent

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How Can We Be Silent
Studio album by BarlowGirl
Released July 24, 2007
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Christian rock, melodic rock
Label Fervent
Producer Otto Price, Lauren Barlow, Alyssa Barlow, Becca Barlow
BarlowGirl chronology
Another Journal Entry
(2005)
How Can We Be Silent
(2007)
Home for Christmas
(2008)
Singles from How Can We Be Silent
  1. "Here's My Life"
    Released: 2007
  2. "I Believe in Love"
    Released: 2007
  3. "Million Voices"
    Released: June 2, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
CCM Magazine 85%[3]
Christian Music Today 4/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[6]
Patrol Magazine 4.7/10 stars[7]

How Can We Be Silent is the third studio album from contemporary Christian band BarlowGirl. It was released on July 24, 2007. The CD came with a free bonus CD. The CD was also released in a special edition format that comes with a DVD that features all three of their music videos, over 90 minutes of bonus footage, and personal interviews with the band.

The album debuted at No. 40 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, and No. 1 on the Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart, selling about 18,000 copies in its first week.[8] The album fell to No. 99 in its second week on the Billboard 200, selling another 7,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by BarlowGirl. 

Album release
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Song for the Broken"   Alyssa 3:58
2. "I Believe in Love"   Alyssa 5:19
3. "Here's My Life"   Alyssa 5:51
4. "Keep Quiet"   Lauren 4:57
5. "Million Voices"   Lauren 4:08
6. "Sweet Revenge"   Alyssa 3:58
7. "One More Round"   Lauren 3:39
8. "Take My Chances"   Lauren 3:20
9. "The Guy Song"   Lauren 3:05
10. "I Don't Regret"   Alyssa 3:52
Total length:
42:02

Exclusives[edit]

LifeWay[edit]

  • Take My Chances (Acoustic)[9] Regular Guitar and not the Electric

Walmart[edit]

  • Song For The Broken (Acoustic)[9]
  • behind-the-scenes video[9]

iTunes[edit]

  • I Don't Regret (Acoustic)[9]

Have You Heard the Word free preview[edit]

Before the album's release, a free preview of How Can We Be Silent was available at HaveYouHeardTheWord.com. Beginning May 21, a new song was added every Monday leading up to the official release.

Reception[edit]

How Can We Be Slient got mixed reviews. Allmusic gave it 2½ out of 5 stars for its "gothic" likeness and for having "noisy, cluttered multi-segmented songs." David Sessions from Patrol Magazine was equally critical of the album, giving it a 4.7 out of 10 rating and calling the album "an unvaried ruckus".

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 39th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Million Voices" was also nominated for Rock Recorded Song of the Year.[10]

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