Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Night Beat Rewind: March 2011

The Latest Quick Hits Ratings Post is ready. Because of the sheer number of releases per month, it is not possible to do a full review of them all. March had four reviews for twenty-seven releases. I will provide a link to the review when it is available. The listing in all cases is alphabetical. Ratings above 4 Emeralds may be included in the Platinum Vinyl Awards for 2011, Ratings under 4 Will Not make the cut. Depending upon the number of contenders, that number may be revised upward.

The March 2011 Releases:
  • Abandon Kansas - Ad Astra Per Aspera - 4.25 Emeralds
  • Ambassador - New Roots - 3 Emeralds
  • Becoming The Archetype - Celestial Completion - 4.75 Emeralds
  • Francesca Battistelli - Hundred More Years - 4 Emeralds
  • Blessid Union of Souls - The Mission Field - 4.5 Emeralds
  • Brenton Brown - Our God Is Near - 4.5 Emeralds
  • Caedmon's Call - Raising Up The Dead - 4.25 Emeralds
  • Michael Card - An Invitation to Awe - 4.5 Emeralds
  • Consuming Worship - Ashes to Fire - 3 Emeralds
  • Echoing Angels - Echoing Angels - 4 Emeralds
  • Eisley - The Valley - 4.5 Emeralds
  • Emery - We Do What We Want - 4.75 Emeralds
  • Kirk Franklin - Hello Fear - 4 Emeralds
  • Gideon - Costs - 2.5 Emeralds
  • Aaron Gillespie - Anthem Song - 4 Emeralds
  • Know Hope Collective - Know Hope - 4 Emeralds 
  • The Letter Black - Hanging on by a Thread Sessions, Vol. 1 - 4.75 Emeralds
  • Josh Lopez - Broken, Restored, Loved - 3.75 Emeralds
  • Mary Mary - Something Big - 4.75 Emeralds
  • Smokie Norful - How I Got Over: Songs that Carried Us (Live) - 4.25 Emeralds
  • Passion - Here For You - 4 Emeralds
  • Seventh Day Slumber - A Decade of Hope (3 CD Set) - 4.25 Emeralds  *
  • Skillet - Awake & Remixed - 4.75 Emeralds
  • Holly Starr - Tapestry - 4 Emeralds
  • Ryan Stevenson - Yesterday, Today, Forever - 4.25 Emeralds 
  • Tenth Avenue North - Inside and In Between - 4.5 Emeralds
  • Vineyard UK Worship - Creator: New Worship From Northern Ireland 4.25 Emeralds 
* Note: The rating for Seventh Day Slumber is for the Entire Three Discs as a unit. Despite the rating, since it is a repackaging of old albums, they are not eligible for the PVA's