Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Night Beat Rewind: February 2013

It always happens this time of year. I know, for a Word of Faith person this sure is a bad confession. Good or bad, it's a fact. When you're a one person operation, trying to keep up with new releases while doing an awards ceremony for the past year is pretty daunting. As long as I don't get two months behind during these months, I'm doing okay.

As always, we begin with those albums which will not make the next nominating pool. Those in effect which are

Missing The Mark

  • Christine D'Clario - Deeper 3.75 Emeralds
  • Kutless - The Worship Collection 3.75 Emeralds
  • Red - Release The Panic 3.75 Emeralds
  • Those Who Fear - Unholy Anger 3.75 Emeralds
As always, these are all near misses. Not too many turkeys out there. The industry does a pretty good job keeping the pretenders (not the British Band featuring Chrissie Hynde) out. On the other hand, there are the wow moments, or those releases that are 

Pure Platinum

This is the perfect example of a great dance album. Featured appearances by everyone under the sun, including +Beckah Shae. Of course, most albums fall somewhere in the middle, an area we refer to at The Night Beat as:

Semi-Precious Metal

And this month did not disappoint, as we had nineteen releases pop up here, most in the very high range, which is a very good thing.
  • Arrows and Sound - Arrows and Sound 4.75 Emeralds
  • Daniel Bashta - The Invisible 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jeremy Camp - Reckless 4.50 Emeralds
  • Steven Curtis Chapman - #1's Volume 2 4.50 Emeralds
  • Hillsong United - Zion 4.50 Emeralds
  • Je'kob - Faith, Hope, Love 4.75 Emeralds
  • Canton Jones - CJ Talks 4.75 Emeralds
  • William Murphy - God Chaser 4.75 Emeralds
  • Newsong - Swallow The Ocean - 4.50 Emeralds
  • Britt Nicole - Gold 4.50 Emeralds
  • Plumb - Need You Now 4.75 Emeralds
  • Salvador - Make Some Noise 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sanctus Real - Run 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jenny Simmons - The Becoming 4.75 Emeralds
  • Spoken - Illusion 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tal and Acacia - Black and White 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Mars Hill Music Worship Sampler 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Love Never Fails 4.50 Emeralds
  • Paul Wilbur - Your Great Name 4.50 Emeralds
That concludes this edition of Night Beat Rewind. I'm glad that this is going out before April. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.