Friday, May 23, 2014

Night Beat Rewind: April 2014

Yes, that's not a typo. It is almost June and I am just posting the April releases. #PlatVnyl4 has wreaked havoc on the day to day operations here. Let's get right to it and not waste any more time. We begin, as always, with those albums which will not get a nomination to #PlatVny5. These are

Missing The Mark

  • ALC Worship - We are Calling 3.75 Emeralds
  • Paul Baloche - Live 3.50 Emeralds
  • Close Your Eyes - Prepackaged Hope 3.75 Emeralds
  • Difference United - New Day 3.75 Emeralds
  • Erica Lane - Take your Burdens Down 3.75 Emeralds
  • Mercy Me - Welcome To The New - 3.75 Emeralds
  • Passion - Take It All 3.75 Emeralds
  • Reformers - Abolish 3.50 Emeralds
  • Doug Shae - Kingdom Bridges 3.25 Emeralds
Of the above listed releases, while all pretty much just missed the nomination pool, I would have to say I am most disappointed in two releases. First of all, Passion Conference. They still have an awesome mix of artists, but this time the energy is gone. They just mailed it in. At least Close Your Eyes admits it. Hope isn't all that was prepackaged. There isn't a Carry You in this mix.

From the flawed to the perfect. There were three albums which soared above the rest. These are they which are


Pure Platinum Perfection

  • The Choir - Shadow Weaver 5 Emeralds
  • Anthony Evans - Real Life, Real Worship 5 Emeralds
  • The Remission Flow - Rhythms of Grace 5 Emeralds
The Choir just keeps chugging along and creating great work. I hope they never retire. Now, we finish with those in the middle, as it were, the

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Jessa Anderson - Whole 4.75 Emeralds
  • August Burns Red - Thrill Seekers Vinyl 4.50 Emeralds
  • Francesca Battistelli - If We're Honest 4.75 Emeralds
  • Bethel Music - You Make Me Brave (Live) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jonny Diaz - Let It Fly 4.50 Emeralds
  • Difference United - New Day Remixes 4.50 Emeralds
  • Andrew Ehrenzeller - Children of Promise 4.75 Emeralds
  • Elevation Worship - Raised to Life 4.50 Emeralds
  • Kristen Giles - Parker's Mercy Brigade 4.75 Emeralds
  • Headz Up FM - Christian Hip Hop 2014 4.50 Emeralds
  • JJ Heller - I Dream of You 4.75 Emeralds
  • His Kidz United - His Kidz Volume 1 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jonah 33 - Dead Man Walking 4.75 Emeralds
  • Chad Jones - Keep Up 4.50 Emeralds
  • Stellar Kart - Frozen 4.25 Emeralds
  • Shawn McDonald - Brave 4.75 Emeralds
  • Mikeschair - All or Nothing 4.50 Emeralds
  • Sherri Jones-Moffett - Power and Authority (Live) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Rivers In The Wasteland 4.75 Emeralds
  • New Empire - In A Breath 4.50 Emeralds
  • Onething Live - Sing Your Praises 4.75 Emeralds 
  • Page CXVI - Good Friday to Easter 4.75 Emeralds
  • Propaganda - Crimson Cord 4.75 Emeralds
  • Cindy Cruse Ratcliff - Heaven Raining Down 4.50 Emeralds
  • Red - Release The Panic Recalibrated Edition 4.50 Emeralds
  • Social Club - Misfits 2 4.50 Emeralds
  • Sons of Life - We Will Fly 4.75 Emeralds
  • Da T.R.U.T.H. - Heart Beat 4.50 Emeralds
  • Unspoken - Unspoken 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Songs 4 Worship: Worship Classics 4.50 Emeralds
  • Paul Wilbur - Ultimate Collection 4.50 Emeralds
  • Phil Wickham - The Ascension (Deluxe) 4.50 Emeralds

Singles

  • Brad and Rebekah - The Heart of The Father 4.75 Emeralds
  • Citizens - You Brought Me Back To Life 4.75 Emeralds
  • Guardian - Paranoia Kills 4.75 Emeralds
  • George Hilman - Sing To The Lord 3.75 Emeralds
  • Kaleidoscope - Every Tomorrow 4.50 Emeralds
  • Owl City - Beautiful Times 4.50 Emeralds
  • Frank Palangi - Hope 3.75 Emeralds
  • Kerrie Roberts - Come Back To Life 4.50 Emeralds
Yeah!! Finally done with April. The struggles of a one man operation. Hopefully I can get May in before June. That would be sweet. Until Next Time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.