Spoken (album)

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Spoken
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Studio album by Spoken
Released September 25, 2007
Genre Alternative rock, hard rock, Christian alternative rock
Length 38:15
Label Tooth & Nail
Producer Travis Wyrick
Spoken chronology
Last Chance to Breathe
(2005)
Spoken
(2007)
Illusion
(2013)

Spoken is the sixth studio album released by the Christian hard rock band Spoken. The album was released on September 25, 2007. Radio singles released from this album include "When Hope Is All You Have" and "Trading in This Troubled Heart".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CCM Magazine 3.5/5 stars[1]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 squares[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[4]

Awarding the album three and a half stars for CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis states, "[Spoken] continue[s] its fiery, hard-rock groundwork, while exploding with additional diversity and heavy-handed experimentation."[1] Russ Breimeier, giving the album four stars at Christianity Today, writes, "The versatility in sound and style ultimately makes this album the best yet from Spoken—even if the first song isn't their strongest."[2] Rating the album an eight out of ten from Cross Rhythms, Jeremy Williams describes, "a heavy album that knows when to pause for breath."[3] Lindsay Wiseman, indicating in a four star review by Jesus Freak Hideout, says, "this album delivers in all aspects."[4] Signaling in a review at The Phantom Tollbooth, Ryan Ro criticizes, "Spoken is yet another unnecessary addition to the Tooth & Nail catalogue, a faceless band in a sea of faceless bands, a clone of a clone of a clone. Pass on this one."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "History Erased" 2:26
2. "Close Your Eyes" 3:15
3. "Not Soon Forgot" 2:43
4. "Trading in This Troubled Heart" 3:27
5. "You're the One" 4:33
6. "Brought to Life" 2:50
7. "Long Live the Dream" 2:31
8. "Start the Revolution" 6:19
9. "The Meaning Of..." 3:20
10. "When Hope Is All You Have" 2:46
11. "The Answer" 4:00
Total length: 38:15

Singles[edit]

  • "When Hope Is All You Have"
  • "Trading In This Troubled Heart"

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[6] 26
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy (November 1, 2007). "Spoken: Spoken" (PDF). CCM Magazine. p. 84. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Breimeier, Russ (October 5, 2007). "Spoken". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Williams, Jeremy (January 10, 2008). "Review: Spoken - Spoken". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Wiseman, Lindsay (September 23, 2007). "Spoken, "Spoken" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ Ro, Ryan (November 11, 2007). "Spoken - S/T". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Spoken – Chart history" Billboard Christian Albums for Spoken. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Spoken – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Spoken. Retrieved December 16, 2015.