Various Artists

Mixdown

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Forefront's Mixdown presents CCM and alternative CCM hits in a dance-mix format. Even though the mix generally leans toward dance-pop and very basic trance, hip-hop, and house styles, it still works surprisingly well, especially on tracks like Audio Adrenaline's "Big House," Stacie Orrico's "Ride," Out of Eden's "Different Now," and dc Talk's "Socially Acceptable." The collection almost loses its credibility with the cheesy, untitled closing track, which basically just serves as an advertisement for the album after the fact. Nevertheless, Mixdown's reinterpretations of songs by Smokie Norful, Switchfoot, Rebecca St. James, and Tobymac as club tracks are still pretty impressive. Overall, the album should please CCM fans looking for a new twist on tracks from their favorite artists.

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