Saturday, May 31, 2014

Night Beat Rewind: May 2014

We are finally caught up, and it is the last day of May. The nerve of the industry to release a ton of new material just at the time we are busy with #PlatVnyl4 nominations. We could say a conspiracy is afoot, but the truth is that we operate so far under the radar they probably don't even know we exist. But just maybe, if we make enough noise, like the who's of whoville, the industry Horton will know, "we are here".

We begin with "singles" this month, which is a new listing, and may help with song of the year nominees in the future.


  • For King and Country - Fix My Eyes 4.75 Emeralds
  • Anthony Garland - Talk Dirty Reply to Jason Derulo 3 Emeralds
  • Jars of Clay - Reckless Forgiver 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jesus Loves Electro - Burning Love, The Remixes 4.75 Emeralds
  • Salt of The Sound - It Must Be Hope 5 Emeralds
  • David Thulin - Light In Me (feat Nicole Croteau), The Remixes 4.75 Emeralds
Looking at that list you'll note that they all just missed except that glaring 3 that I gave to Anthony Garland. All it contained was a hip hop beat with the words Satan Dirty to Me repeated at various intervals. If that is anything like the original it didn't need a reply. You don't need a response to horrible music. Only two albums missed the mark. The first, while I'm a little disappointed, I'm not especially surprised. That release belonged to CCM Veteran Carman, and his new release No Plan B got a just missed 3.75 Emeralds. It was a pretty good album, but no Champion, and was rewarded honestly. The other album that missed was a gospel album, Rachel Armstrong and Passion got 3.75 Emeralds as well.

Seven albums, however, rose to the occasion and beyond. They are those which are regarded as the most precious of all.

Pure Platinum

  • My Epic - Behold (Instrumental) 5 Emeralds
  • Wess Morgan - Livin' 5 Emeralds
  • Relentless Flood - The Time Is Now 5 Emeralds
  • Beckah Shae - Champion 5 Emeralds
  • Seventh Day Slumber - We Are The Broken 5 Emeralds
  • Tedashii - Below Paradise 5 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - The Action Bible Remixed 5 Emeralds
I judge each genre separately, but each release exhibits those categories which I deem perfect in that genres makeup. 

Most albums aren't perfect, however. This month is no exception. These releases still qualify for the Platinum Vinyl 5 Pool, but they are

Semi-Precious Metal

  • All Sons and Daughters - All Sons 4.50 Emeralds
  • Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir - You Alone 4.50 Emeralds
  • Artifex Dereo - Time In Place 4.50 Emeralds
  • Audrey Assad - Death Be Not Proud 4.75 Emeralds
  • Being As An Ocean - How We Both Wondrously Perish 4.50 Emeralds
  • Chris and Gileah - Chris and Gileah 4.75 Emeralds
  • Cor Captis - Hello Someday 4.75 Emeralds
  • Crowder - Neon Steeple 4.75 Emeralds
  • D-Tropp - Away From Home 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Ember Days - The Ember Days Live EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Fellowship Creative - Running to Follow 4.75 Emeralds
  • Fight The Fade - Second Horizon 4.75 Emeralds
  • Mike Lee - Awakening Hearts 4.50 Emeralds 
  • Shai Linne - Lyrical Theology Part 2: Doxology 4.75 Emeralds
  • Shai Linne - Lyrical Theology Part 2: Doxology Instrumentals 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Museum - What We Stand For 4.50 Emeralds
  • V. Rose - Forever After 4.75 Emeralds
  • Robbie Seay Band - Psalms, Volume 2 4.50 Emeralds
  • Serge - Off Season 4.50 Emeralds
  • Michael W. Smith - Sovereign 4.75 Emeralds
  • Summit Worship - Our God is Unstoppable 4.50 Emeralds
  • Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide 4.75 Emeralds
  • Thi'sl - Fallen King 4.50 Emeralds
  • Vineyard UK - Rooftops: The Sound of Vineyard Youth 4.75 Emeralds
That concludes this edition of Night Beat Rewind. It is such a good feeling to be caught up and on time. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.