Monday, September 8, 2014

Night Beat Rewind: August 2014

Can you believe it's September already? Who knew that Summer was over. Around Night Beat HQ one hardly knew it began. There's only one month left to get in your entries for #PlatVnyl5. Due to this years delayed awards things are going to get pretty crammed up.

We begin this edition of rewind with song releases, or as I like to call it:

The Singles Scene

  • Boiling Point - When You've Lost it All 4.50 Emeralds
  • Capital Kings - Fireblazin 4.50 Emeralds
  • Kevin Max - Light Me Up 4.50 Emeralds
  • Transparent - Str8 Like That feat Ada-L 3.75 Emeralds
Now, as I have said before, this is just a Song of The Year bookkeeping method. There will be no automatic pass through. At least not yet. Now, on to the albums. First up, as always, are the releases which, while good, aren't award worthy. 

Missing The Mark

  • Bringing Home - Bringing Home 3.75 Emeralds
  • Family Force 5 - Time Stands Still 3.50 Emeralds
  • Mouth of The South - Struggle Well 3.75 Emeralds
  • Sleeping Giant - Finished People 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Revelation Song: 11 Essential Worship Songs 3.75 Emeralds
Now I know a lot of people like FF5, but this one was too tame for me, and while the songs for Revelation Song might be essential, the artists they picked didn't always ring true (Take the title cut, how could they not pick Kari Jobe. She owns the song)

On the other end of the spectrum, there was one album that just wowed us here at Night Beat HQ, and did it with the help of Pure Emotional Manipulation.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Lindsay McCaul - One More Step 5 Emeralds
The emotional manipulation in question belongs to the title cut, a journey of a young girl from birth and childhood until the death of her father. It brought the staff to tears. Thankfully not all albums are like that or we would be a snivelling mess, unable to do any serious work. (Of course there is some question whether we do any serious work at all).

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Adia - Behind Enemy Lines 4.50 Emeralds
  • Bluetree - Worship and Justice 4.50 Emeralds
  • Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen: A Worship Album 4.75 Emeralds
  • Cody Collier - Breaking Free 4.25 Emeralds
  • Darkness Divided - Written In Blood 4.75 Emeralds
  • Colton Dixon - Anchor 4.75 Emeralds
  • Julie Elias - Love Rain Down 4.75 Emeralds
  • Lexi Elisha - Rope EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Esterlyn - Love 4.50 Emeralds
  • Amy Grant - In Motion: The Remixes 4.75 Emeralds
  • Steffany Gretzinger - The Undoing 4.75 Emeralds
  • Group 1 Crew - #Faster EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Hamilton Hardin - Just Wanna Say 4.75 Emeralds
  • Shawna Harris - God Is Able 4.25 Emeralds
  • House of Heroes - Smoke EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jars of Clay - 20 4.75 Emeralds
  • Brent Jones - Joy Comin 4.50 Emeralds
  • Crystal Lewis - 25 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tasha Paige Lockhart - Here Right Now 4.75 Emeralds
  • Manafest - The Moment 4.50 Emeralds
  • Rachael Messini - Honestly 4.75 Emeralds
  • Da T.R.U.T.H. presents Mixed Bag - Normal is Overrated 4.75 Emeralds
  • NF - EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - 60/50 Oceanway: The Live Room Sessions 4.25 Emeralds
  • VaShawn Mitchell - God My God EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Smokie Norful - Forever Yours 4.75 Emeralds
  • Andrew Osenga - Soul EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Selah - You Amaze Us 4.75 Emeralds
  • Rhyan Shirley - High Above 4.50 Emeralds
  • Shope - EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Swoope - Sinema 4.50 Emeralds
  • Isaiah Templeton - Roll in The Dirt 4.50 Emeralds
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Oxygen: Inhale 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Reverence: An Offering 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Holy Hip Hop, Volume 18 4.50 Emeralds
  • Willet - Searchlight 4.75 Emeralds
  • Woven War - Woven War 4.75 Emeralds
Since we are right in the midst of #PlatVnyl4 I will be forgoing links. I'm behind on updating rewind posts as it is. Keep checking back as links will be added. Music Video Monday Will be returning Next Monday. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.