Thursday, May 24, 2012

Night Beat Rewind: April 2012

We are really behind schedule here at Night Beat HQ. It comes with the territory when you are a one man band, so to speak. With the Platinum Vinyl Awards just about to commence, the start of Festival Season (a few started already), the regular release schedule, and everyday mayhem, I am about a month behind. To paraphrase Steve Taylor "I want to have a clone".

We are almost at Memorial Day Weekend (it's this weekend) and I haven't completed my April Rewind yet. Hopefully I will be able to catch up before Summer begins.

Missing The Mark

  • Paul Baloche - The Same Love 3.75 Emeralds
  • Smokie Norful - Once In A Lifetime 3.5 Emeralds

Perfect Platinum

  • Demon Hunter - True Defiance 5 Emeralds
  • Israel & New Breed - Decade 5 Emeralds
One caveat here, with Israel Houghton having a 10 year best of album, it really doesn't count as a true 5 Emerald release. If you don't have a WOW best of album, you did a horrible job picking songs to begin with.

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Big Daddy Weave  - Love Come to Life 4.5 Emeralds
  • Steven Curtis Chapman - #1's Volume 1 4.5 Emeralds
  • Deluge - Swell 4.75 Emeralds
  • Desperation Band - Center of It All 4.50 Emeralds
  • Todd Dulaney - Pulling Me Through 4.5 Emeralds
  • Fike - The Moment We've Been Waiting For 4.50 Emeralds
  • Forever Jones - Musical Revival 4.75 Emeralds
  • Haste The Day - Best of the Best 4.75 Emeralds
  • KJ-52 - Dangerous 4.5 Emeralds
  • Trip Lee - The Good Life 4.75 Emeralds
  • Manafest - Fighter 4.75 Emeralds
  • MxPx - Plans Within Plans 4.75 Emeralds
  • Dan Macauley - From You For You 4.25 Emeralds
  • Christy Nockels - Into The Glorious 4.75 Emeralds
  • Newworldson - Rebel Transmission 4.75 Emeralds
  • Moriah Peters - I Choose Jesus 4.50 Emeralds
  • Planetshakers - Heal Our Land 4.50 Emeralds
  • Rocky Loves Emily - Secrets Don't Make Friends 4.50 Emeralds
  • Travis Ryan - Fearless 4.25 Emeralds
  • Marvin Sapp - I Win 4.75 Emeralds
  • Holly Spears - Heartache to Hope 4.50 Emeralds
  • John Tesh - Big Band 4.75 Emeralds
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - The End is Where We Begin 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Faith Hope and Lullabies: Sing Me To Sleep 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Jesus Music Anthology: The 70's 4.5 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - X:2012 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Vespers - The Fourth Wall 4.75 Emeralds
  • War of Ages - Return to Life 4.50 Emeralds
  • Willet - Love on the Outside 4.50 Emeralds
  • Anita Wilson - Worship Soul 4.50 Emeralds
That finally concludes the April releases and my quick hit ratings. I have linked to the reviews I made of several of the releases. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.