Fighting Instinct (album)

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Fighting Instinct
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 2006 (2006-07-27)
Fighting Instinct chronology
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Fighting Instinct was the debut album of the band Fighting Instinct, released on June 27, 2006. The self-titled album consists of 10 tracks. The album's lead single, "I Found Forever", rose to No. 31 on the active rock charts with virtually no touring. Another single, "Back to You", reached No. 5 on the Christian CHR charts. "Back to You" was also featured on a Gotee Records compilations named "Gotee Hits". An acoustic version of "Back to You" was recorded for another Gotee Records compilation, called "Gotee Acoustic". "Just to Please You" was featured on another Gotee Records compilation named "Gotee Worship".

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
CCM MagazineA-[2]
Christian Broadcasting Network4.5/5 spins[5]
Christianity Today3.5/5 stars[3]
Cross Rhythms8/10 squares[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout3/5 stars[7]
New Release Today5/5 stars[4]
The Phantom Tollbooth3.5/5 stars[8]

Christa A. Banister, grading the album an A- for CCM Magazine, writes, "While the formula that Fighting Instinct has come up with isn’t exactly new, the songs are so well-conceived that you don’t care."[2]

Track listing[]

1."I Found Forever"3:56
2."You Don't Know"2:52
4."Light My Way"3:26
5."Back to You"4:28
6."My Heart Cries Out"3:26
7."The Call"3:37
8."You Found Me First"3:05
9."All or Nothing"4:59
10."Just to Please You"4:15
Total length:37:40


  • "I Found Forever"
  • "Back to You"
  • "Just to Please You"


  • TJ Harris – vocals, guitars
  • Jason Weekly – bass guitar
  • Dallas Farmer – drums


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Anderson, Rick (June 27, 2006). "Fighting Instinct - Fighting Instinct : Review". AllMusic. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c Banister, Christa A. (June 1, 2006). "Fighting Instinct: Fighting Instinct (Gotee)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. p. 57. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 10, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Breimeier, Russ (June 26, 2006). "Fighting Instinct". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b McNeese, Kevin (June 10, 2007). "This Debut Deserves Your Attention". New Release Today. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Goodwyn, Hannah (June 27, 2006). "Fighting Instinct by Fighting Instinct". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  6. ^ Cummings, Tony (May 22, 2006). "Review: Fighting Instinct - Fighting Instinct". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  7. ^ Mabee, Justin (June 8, 2006). "Fighting Instinct, "Fighting Instinct" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  8. ^ Gangl, Bert (November 29, 2006). "Fighting Instinct - Fighting Instinct". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
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