Thursday, August 15, 2013

Night Beat Rewind: July 2013

The end is near. The end of the 4th Platinum Vinyl Awards eligibility year, that is. This is the time when a lot of upsets come in. Just when you think you have it all wrapped up along comes an entry in September that steals the show.


Missed The Mark

  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir - Love Lead The Way 3.75 Emeralds
  • Flyleaf - Who We Are 3.75 Emeralds
  • Jonathan and Emily Martin - Set Your Eyes 3.75 Emeralds
  • Mouth of the South - Transparency 3.75 Emeralds
  • Owl City - The Midsummer Station Acoustic 3.75 Emeralds
  • Relient K - Collapsible Lung 3.25 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Amazing Grace (My Chains are gone) 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Holy Hip Hop, Volume 16 3.75 Emeralds
A few surprises here. I never ever expected to confuse a BTC album with one from Hillsong. The Power is gone from this release. Flyleaf's new EP with a new lead singer. Underwhelmed on that one too. The biggest disappointment was Relient K. A totally new sound, one that no one really expects. Too poppy. We go to the other end of the spectrum

Pure Platinum

  • Wayne Haun - Old Soul 5 Emeralds
  • Andy Hunter - Glowing Collision, Volume 2 5 Emeralds
Hunter almost goes without saying. A word on Wayne Haun. This one was promoted on Christian sites, yet the album is very cool Jazz, secular covers.

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Billy Buchanan - Fact, Fiction and other Contradictions 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Burial - In The Taking of Flesh 4.50 Emeralds
  • Everfound - Everfound 4.50 Emeralds
  • Falling Up - Hours 4.75 Emeralds
  • Falling Up - Midnight on Earthship 4.75 Emeralds
  • My Heart to Fear - Algorithm 4.75 Emeralds
  • These Hearts - Yours To Take 4.50 Emeralds
  • Hillsong Live - Glorious Ruins 4.50 Emeralds
  • Dre Murray - Gold Rush: Maybe One Day 4.75 Emeralds
  • Petra - 40th Anniversary 4.00 Emeralds
  • Phinehas - The Last Word is Yours to Speak 4.50 Emeralds
  • Seabird - Troubled Days 4.50 Emeralds
  • Shine Bright Baby - Dreamers 4.75 Emeralds
  • Aaron Shusht - Morning Rises 4.75 Emeralds
  • Oh Sleeper - The Titan 4.50 Emeralds
  • Skyler and Kim Walker-Smith - Home 4.50 Emeralds
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Metamorphosiz: The End Remixes, Volume 2 4.75 Emeralds
  • Trin-I-Tee 5:7 - Trin-I-Tee 5:7 Hits 4.50 Emeralds
  • Kathy Troccoli - Worship Songs: Tis So Sweet 4.75 Emeralds
  • We Came As Romans - Tracing Back Roots 4.50 Emeralds
That does it for July. Caught Up. If you come back you will see the Amazon links appear for purchasing and helping the WENC Night Beat at the same time. I want to get it out immediately. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.