Thursday, September 13, 2012

Night Beat Rewind: August 2012

Getting back to a somewhat normal schedule after an unexpected Music Video Monday Marathon, thanks to our friends at Satellites and Sirens. If you missed these posts you can catch Part One, Part Two and Part Three by clicking on the appropriate links.

Now it is time to get to the latest edition of Night Beat Rewind, our quick hits column for the previous months releases. August had a lot of releases and a lot made the cut, but a lot didn't. Also, surprising for late in the eligibility, we had one perfect album. One more caveat. A few releases this month were unavailable for preview and so I have not included them. So for right now the verdict on Heath McNease: The Weight of Glory; Derek Minor: PSA Vol 3: Who is Derek Minor?; Phil King (Self Titled); and Showbread: Cancer, are incomplete. Once I can get some samples to here I will check them out, and if they pass muster they will be grafted in.

As always, we begin with those releases which

Missed The Mark

  • Jason Castro - Starting Line EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • The Chariot - One Wing 3.75 Emeralds
  • City of Peace Media - i Stand With Israel 3.75 Emeralds
  • Covenant Worship - Standing 3.75 Emeralds
  • Eleventyseven - Attack of the Mountain Medley 3.75 Emeralds
  • Brian and Jenn Johnson - Undone 3.75 Emeralds
  • Shelly Johnson - Power of the Cross 3.75 Emeralds
  • Eddie Kirkland - Kings & Queens 3.75 Emeralds
  • Letter to the Exiles - Make Amends 3.50 Emeralds
  • Chris Lizotte - Power in Weakness 3.75 Emeralds
  • Stan Whitmire - Seasons of Life 3.75 Emeralds
  • Karyn Williams - Only You 3.75 Emeralds
I always feel compelled to point out that these are all good albums. Even Stan Whitmire (nothing against the album, but it was entirely instrumental piano, and got kind of monotonous after a while). From the misses to the home run. There was one release that was

Pure Platinum

Of course most albums are somewhat less than perfect, and that is the case this month as well. As is usually the case, the longest list is for something I call

Semi - Precious Metal

  • Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency 4.75 Emeralds
  • An Epic No Less - Echo Of Love 4.75 Emeralds
  • Chris August - The Upside Of Down  4.50 Emeralds
  • Avalon - Number Ones 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Classic Crime - Phoenix 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jeff Deyo - Moving Mountains 4.75 Emeralds
  • Benjamin Dunn & The Animal Orchestra - Fable 4.75 Emeralds
  • Israel & New Breed - Jesus at the Center 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jordan Lara - City of Hope 4.50 Emeralds
  • Luminate - Welcome to Daylight 4.50 Emeralds
  • Toby Mac - Eye On It 4.25 Emeralds
  • Mandisa - Get Movin 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tamela Mann - Best Days 4.25 Emeralds
  • VaShawn Mitchell - Created 4 This 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Museum - My Only Rescue 4.50 Emeralds
  • Owl City - The Midsummer Station 4.50 Emeralds
  • Andrew Peterson - Light for the Lost Boy 4.50 Emeralds
  • Mac Powell - Mac Powell 4.50 Emeralds
  • Satellites and Sirens - The Covers 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sixpence None The Richer - Lost in Transition 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tenth Avenue North - The Struggle 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Wrecking - So Much For Love 4.50 Emeralds
No real surprises here. Except for Mac Powell. It was billed as a country album and I was very apprehensive considering I hate country. However, do not be disheartened Third Day Fans. He has not strayed far from Third Day.

You may notice the number of links increasing as time goes on. Due to the amount of eligible releases this month I am going to keep adding the Amazon links as the time goes on. I want to get this one out today. So, until tomorrow, when I start an entirely rebooted Flashback Friday, I am Awaiting Your Reply.