The Other Side of Something

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The Other Side of Something
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
GenreCCM, acoustic, folk
Length47:24
LabelINO
ProducerCharlie Peacock, Nate Sabin
Sara Groves chronology
All Right Here
(2002)
The Other Side of Something
(2004)
Add to the Beauty
(2005)

The Other Side of Something is the third studio album and fourth album overall from Christian singer and songwriter Sara Groves, and it released on March 23, 2004 by INO Records. The producers on the album is Charlie Peacock and Nate Sabin. This release became critically acclaimed and commercially successful.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
CCM MagazineA-[1]
Christianity Today5/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms8/10 squares[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout4.5/5 stars[4]
The Phantom Tollbooth4/5 stars[5]

The Other Side of Something garnered critical acclaim from music critics. At Christianity Today, Russ Breimeier rated the album five stars, stating that "It's to the point where you can reliably count on Sara Groves for smart, sincere pop music that stimulates the mind and soul" and on this album she "takes it one step further."[2] Peter Bate of Cross Rhythms rated it eight out of ten squares, writing that it comes with "quality songwriting" that "resonates nicely."[3] At CCM Magazine, Lizza Connor graded the album an A-, saying that the album "covers new lyrical ground, the sonic element also swings to something unique."[1] Founder John DiBiase of Jesus Freak Hideout rated the album four-and-a-half stars, affirming that "The Other Side Of Something should not be missed." At The Phantom Tollbooth, Brian A. Smith rated the album four tocks, highlighting that "The result is eleven songs that are real, raw, and sometimes painful, as she not only reveals her own weaknesses, but our as well if we are paying attention to the lyrics."[5]

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of April 10, 2004, The Other Side of Something was the No. 29 most sold album in the Christian music market via the Christian Albums position. Also, it placed at No. 32 on the breaking-and-entry chart the Heatseekers Albums.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The One Thing I Know"Sara Groves3:12
2."Jeremiah"Groves6:04
3."Compelled"Groves, Charlie Peacock4:28
4."Roll to the Middle"Groves3:10
5."What I Though I Wanted"Groves5:48
6."Esther"Groves4:04
7."Boxer"Groves5:01
8."Undone"Groves3:02
9."All I Need"Groves4:09
10."Like a Skin"Groves2:53
11."Come Thou Fount"public domain, John Wyeth5:33
Total length:47:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[6] 29
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Connor, Lizza (April 1, 2004). "In Review: Sara Groves: The Other Side of Something (INO)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 47. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Breimeier, Russ (March 23, 2004). "Sara Groves: The Other Side of Something". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Bate, Peter (July 1, 2004). "Review: The Other Side Of Something - Sara Groves". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  4. ^ DiBiase, John (March 21, 2004). "Sarah Groves, "The Other Side Of Something" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Smith, Brian A. (April 5, 2004). "Groves, Sara - The Other Side of Something". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Sara Groves Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sara Groves Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2014.