Whether you're a die-hard fan or new to their Dove Award-winning urban sound, Group 1 Crew's latest offering will send you into orbit!
Features the hit "Walking on the Stars"---plus "Live It Up," "Need Your Love," "Let's Go," "Lean on Me," "Beautiful," "Transcend," "Please Don't Let Me Go," "Wait," "Breakdown," "Manipulation," and the title track.
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#4 Album Of 2010| Posted December 21, 2010
One of the most anticipated albums of the year certainly didn't disappoint. This year, I'm hearing more and more urban and dance music hit the scenes from Christian artists. The trend is certainly embedded heavily in general music as almost every popular artist is driven by huge production and heavy beats so I expect this trend to continue. Group 1 Crew's timing of Outta Space Love is perfect and builds on the style of their past releases.
Comparisons musically to Black Eyed Peas are obvious and I won't disagree. "Live It Up," "Need Your Love," "Breakdown," "Manipulation," "Transcend" and the title track all have a club feel with all three members sharing the front and center giving the songs a lot of dimensions and wildly entertaining. Great messages and vocals are present on the slower tracks like "Beautiful," "Lean Of Me" and "Please Let Me Go."
Hearing something unique and fresh is always nice in this genre. Group 1 Crew are truly in their own space in Christian music and Outta Space Love is one of the best releases this year by far.
Lift-Off to Love| Posted September 27, 2010
Group 1 Crew is back from their ?outta space? studio with an album that transcends earth?s atmosphere.
It?s not too hard to decipher the meaning behind the new album name. In an interview with CCM, Manwell described it this way, ?God?s love is so big that it does not fit on this earth. It?s literally out of space. It surrounds the earth.?
On top of creating a record that portrays God?s unimaginable love, the crew was determined to serve their audience something fresh and out-of-the-box. Though the songs from Outta Space Love are replete with the style that fans have come to love and expect from G1C, they certainly give you a taste of something new.
?Live It Up? initiates our space ride with carefree lyrics that encourage you to live your life to the fullest. This song could possibly be misconstrued to mean ?living it up? in a life of sin, but if you really listen to the lyrics you?ll find that?s as far from the meaning as you can get. It?s about making your life count, having fun, enjoying the little things. Basically it?s a call to be happy and content with what God?s given you and to realize that everything about your life ?is blessed and oh so evident.?
?Need Your Love? and ?Walking On The Stars? are beautiful love songs to the Savior, appropriately more mellow than some of the other tracks and perfectly worshipful.
With a message about life a little deeper than that of the opening track, ?Let?s Go? reminds you that although life isn?t a box of sweet delights, it?s given to us for a reason and it?s up to us to use it to change the world. A cameo appearance by the legendary TobyMac makes this song an extra treat.
?Lean On Me? (not another cover of Bill Withers? popular song) is about Christ-like friendship. Being there to hold someone?s hand through the tough times, to listen to their problems, and encourage them with the hope of Christ. This is followed by the light-hearted ?Beautiful,? which persuades girls to view themselves in a positive light and know that God sees them as beautiful in the way that He made them and in the way that they serve Him by showing kindness to others.
?Transcend? is probably one of the best hip-hop tracks, a definite dance number that boldly claims the group?s goal to rise above the jabs of critics and love them no matter what. This flows in nicely to the title track, a metaphor about taking people to outer space to experience God?s love.
The desperately intriguing ?Please Don?t Let Me Go? will take you back to earlier Group 1 Crew days with a sound and meaning similar to their popular ?Forgive Me.?
Hopeful romantics will adore the song ?Wait.? This catchy tune is a perfect theme song for people waiting for the Lord to bring that special someone across their path.
The first song ever released from the album (even before the Spacebound EP) is the mega-fun ?Breakdown.? Group 1 Crew describes a breakdown as the part of a song that you can?t wait for ?- your favorite part. So how creative is it to write a song that?s one big breakdown? It lives up to its name and is likely to be one of those songs that always has you holding your breath in anticipation.
As the album wraps up, it certainly doesn?t wind down, keeping you movin? to the very end while ?telling you what the goal is? with ?Manipulation.? This is the crux of the record, the very heart and reason behind all of Group 1 Crew?s music. They produce hot beats and rhymes not to get famous, to get attention, or to get recognition. Their music is a ministry. They make stuff that Christians will love and can share proudly with their friends, saved or unsaved, being confident that the message will make its way to the heart by way of a highly pleased ear canal.
Believe me, this is a record and a group that you can trust to that end.
G1C fans won't be disappointed!| Posted March 02, 2011
This album will delight any Group1Crew fan. Known for their upbeat style, this album certainly keeps with G1C's reputation. It presents quality music in a hip-hop sort of style. This album is sure to satisfy Group1Crew fans with its catchy tunes.
4/5| Posted February 02, 2011
Group 1 Crew releases their most mainstream album yet and it is significantly better than what passes for mainstream music today. As I listened to this album the only comparison I could make was to the Black Eyed Peas because this album sounds exactly like them, albeit more positive. Every song is fun and dance worthy. The only miss is the track "Beautiful" which just seems off to me. Cut that song out and you still have a good 45 minute dance album that can fulfill your need for mainstream music without actually having to listen to it.
They| Posted September 26, 2010
They Rock my socks off! live it up and walking on the stars are my favorite songs!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Outta Space Love - Love It!| Posted September 23, 2010
This album is just.... AMAZING!
This kind of music pumps me up for life every time I listen to it. Group 1 Crew is by far, my favourite Christian music group out there, and this album made me love them even more!
BUY THIS ALBUM! :)
Group1Crew, Outta Space Love| Posted September 22, 2010
This album is very high energy. If you are having a bad day at work, when you come home put on this album and your spirits will be instantaneously lifted. This album is a blend of different types of Christian music, including rap. But the different types of music blend suprisingly well.One song may be one type of music format and it goes easily into the next song which may be a different type of format.
Awesome| Posted September 22, 2010
I have group one crews last two albums and I think that each time they get better and better. The songs on each album are somewhat similar but at the same time they are different. Awesome group, awesome album!
Up with the trends| Posted September 21, 2010
It's nice for a CCM group to be current with the trends that are going on in music NOW! The dance beat/hip hop flair they've got going is sometimes better than their secular counterparts.