MercyMe’s previous album Welcome to the New was one of the strongest albums of 2014, with a terrific balance of energy and heart, and compelling, cohesive thematic focus. How do you follow that up? By doing the same thing again.
Tyler Joseph’s funny little friend is quite the creep, isn’t he? But ultimately, that’s the point of this remarkable little album.
It’s hard to find originality in Christian music, especially when it comes to pop-rock, a subgenre suffering dearly from oversaturation by dozens or even hundreds of groups competing for the spotlight, all with similar-sounding heartstring ballads and emotional worship songs. In the process, a lot of groups lose sight of their mission, relying on God as a crutch to get them playtime instead of focusing on pointing people to God.
MercyMe has managed to maintain their sincerity without sacrificing their musical prowess, releasing one of the strongest albums in the genre that has come across these ears in particular. Read More
When it comes to the Christian music scene, there isn’t much variety. While Christians can appreciate the messages found in Christian music, Christians also want to listen to good music. That can become difficult. So how do The Parker Brothers measure up?
It’s here. “Collapsible Lung.”
We’ve been waiting for a while, too. This is the first Relient K LP since 2009’s Forget and Not Slow Down (which I might add was fantastic). That’s four years, people. Four years.
As you can tell, I’m a fan. I was really looking forward to this one. It’s got some good stuff in it, but I must admit I have mixed feelings about the direction the band has gone.