The year 2000 was a groundbreaking year for the inspirational pop quintet Plus One. Their debut release, The Promise, went gold in ten months' time, opening up the door for them to appear on such popular television shows as Touched by an Angel, Days of Our Lives, and Live With Regis and Kelly, as well as hitting 62 cities as the opening act for contemporary Christian vocalist Jaci Velazquez. The Gospel Music Association also honored the group as the 2001 New Artist of the Year. Their sophomore offering, entitled Obvious, takes Plus One to the next level. Featuring a who's who list of top-notch producers, including such names as, Peter Zizzo, Tedd T., Matthew Gerrard, Klaus/Jeeve & Miklos Malek, Guy Roche, Bernie Herms, Howard New, and Peter Kipley, this project delivers a more assertive, beat-infested, guitar-driven sound. This fact is readily noticed through tracks such as the opening song, "Camouflage," "Kick Me," "Use Me," and the ballads "Forever," "Let Me Be the One," and "You." This project should only assist Plus One on their continued upward spiral to the land of superstardom.
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AllMusic Review by Tim A. Smith