MercyMe, “Welcome To The New”

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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

Relient K, “Collapsible Lung”

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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.

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