Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Night Beat Rewind: October 2014

The 6th Platinum Vinyl Award Eligibility Year is under way. I am really excited about this year. It is quite obvious by looking at the new releases that things are taking off. I mean, I have four Perfect 5's this year already. We're on pace for 48 perfect 5's in the non holiday variety. We begin with the Holiday releases however, for such is the season. Though if you could hold off on the music on the radio until after Thanksgiving, I would be grateful.

Christmas Music (Non-Eligible)

  • 1 Girl Nation - A Merry 1 Girl Nation Christmas 4.50 Emeralds
  • Carolyn Arends - Christmas: Story of Stories 4.75 Emeralds
  • Chris August - The Christmas EP  4.50 Emeralds
  • Peter Furler - Christmas 5 Emeralds
  • Wayne Haun - Sentimental Season 5 Emeralds
  • Salvador - Hope Was Born 4.75 Emeralds
  • Aaron Shust - Unto Us 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Gotta Have Gospel Christmas: O Holy Night 5 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Silent Night Carols 4.75 Emeralds
Though 3 releases among the Christmas Music are Perfect 5's, since we don't have a Christmas Music Category, they are not counted among the Perfect 5's for award or best albums of the year. Just an honest opinion of the music.

We move on to the song releases. Singles have always been a mainstay of the music industry from the days of the 45. It's just a little easier with mp3's.

The Singles Scene

  • KIDD - Bellavia 3.75 Emeralds
  • Silent Planet - Firstwake 4.50 Emeralds
  • Project 86 - Genosha - 4.75 Emeralds
Always love Project 86. They always say that if any two albums sound alike, they have failed. That might disappoint some fans, but not this one. On to the albums, and, as always, we begin with those releases which

Missed The Mark

  • Seth Condrey - Worship Sessions, Vol 1 3.75 Emeralds
  • Jamie Nunnally - God is With Us 3.75 Emeralds
  • Teleosong - God's Glory 3.50 Emeralds
Except for Teleosong, which seemed to be an album without a direction, these were pretty good, except for the fact that they won't be award worthy. These next releases, however, are more than worthy. They are, in fact

Pure Platinum

There is not much to say here. Some may disagree with Kings Kaleidoscope because they are disappointed that the Songs from Live In Color were redone. Still, it is not enough to tarnish the Platinum.
We finish with the in betweens, the 

Semi-Precious Metal

That does it for October. We are off to a flying start. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.