Thursday, December 4, 2014

Night Beat Rewind: November 2014

November is over. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day. Though the industry has given me a few week break on the release schedule. That doesn't mean there is nothing to do, however. 

The end of November means a new edition of Night Beat Rewind, our second for #PlatVnyl6. It is the Christmas Music Season, so a lot of the releases are ineligible this time of year (15 entries this month), but I still give them a rating. Wouldn't want any of my friends to get stuck with an album full of grandma got run over by a reindeer.


Christmas Music (Non-Eligible)

  • 7eventh Time Down - A Christmas Wish List 4.75 Emeralds
  • Cloverton - We Sing Joy 4.75 Emeralds
  • Everfound - Resolution: Christmas EP 4.25 Emeralds
  • Shaun Groves - Christmas, Vol 1 4.50 Emeralds
  • House of Heroes - Hark! The House of Heroes Sing 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Modern Post - Lowborn King 4.75 Emeralds
  • Rend Collective Experiment - Campfire Christmas, Vol 1 5 Emeralds
  • Solid State Records Christmas - Midnight Clear 4.75 Emeralds
  • Smalltown Poets - Christmas Time Again 5 Emeralds
  • Temple Veil - One Star 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Christmas Goes Gospel: Tis The Season 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - This is Christmas 4.50 Emeralds
  • Visible Music College Presents - A Visible Christmas, Vol 3  4.75 Emeralds
  • Kim Walker-Smith - When Christmas Comes 4.50
From the Christmas Music to Singles (songs that is), I am still working out how the song ratings will work, but there are enough releases to merit this section, so here goes.

The Singles Scene

  • Jason Bare - Christmas All The Time 4.50 Emeralds
  • Capital Kings - In The Wild 4.75 Emeralds
  • Mr. Del - When Men Worship on Dat 4.50 Emeralds
  • Family Force 5 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 4.50 Emeralds
  • Ellie Holcomb - Hope Is Alive (Christmas) 4.50 Emeralds
  • Mat Kearney - Heartbeat 4.50 Emeralds
  • Aaron Ray - Beautiful ft Z.G. 4.75 Emeralds
  • Matthew West - A Christmas To Believe In 5 Emeralds
Now we go on to our regularly scheduled edition of rewind. We begin our album coverage with those albums that didn't make the cut for the awards. Maybe it is the season but there was only one, so I am going to mention it here instead of in List Format. Phillips, Craig and Dean did not impress with Above It All, and I gave it the maximum rating of 3.75 Emeralds. It just seemed like they mailed it in.



The next group surely didn't mail it in. This is the cream of the crop.


Pure Platinum Perfection

I don't usually give Best of collections perfect ratings, but this one from TFK was simply awesome. Ultimate is an understatement. Most of them are in the middle, however.

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Abandon - Love Prevails 4.75 Emeralds
  • Christ For The Nations Worship - Kingdom (Deluxe Edition) 4.50 Emeralds
  • Citizens and Saints - Join the Triumph 4.75 Emeralds
  • Copeland - Ixora 4.75 Emeralds
  • Day One Worship - From The Dust (Live) 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Digital Age - Rehearsals Vol. 2 4.50 Emeralds
  • Elevation Worship - Wake Up The Wonder [+video] 4.75 Emeralds
  • Brooke Fraser - Wake Up The Wonder [+video] 4.75 Emeralds
  • Ta Randa Green - Stronger 4.50 Emeralds
  • Group 1 Crew - #Stronger 4.50 Emeralds
  • Fred Hammond - I Will Trust 4.50 Emeralds
  • Hardie Avenue - Hardie Avenue 4.50 Emeralds
  • Japhia Life - The Profit 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jericho - Road 2 Redemption 4.50 Emeralds
  • Kutless - The Ultimate Collection 4.75 Emeralds
  • Toby Mac - Eye'M All Mixed Up 4.75 Emeralds
  • Andrea McCaffrey - The Push and Pull EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • VaShawn Mitchell - Unstoppable (Live) 4.50 Emeralds
  • J Moss - Grown Folks Gospel - 4.75 Emeralds
  • Newsboys - Hallelujah For The Cross 4.75 Emeralds
  • Reschad Oliver - Pharaoh 4.50 Emeralds
  • Ginny Owens - I Know A Secret 4.75 Emeralds
  • Passion - The Essential Collection (Live) 4.50 Emeralds
  • P.O.D. - The So Cal Sessions 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jackie Hill Perry - The Art of Joy 4.75 Emeralds
  • Andrew Peterson - After All These Years 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jessica Reedy - Transparent 4.75 Emeralds
  • Shuree - Be The Change EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Silent Planet - The Night God Slept 4.50 Emeralds
  • Nathan Tasker - Man on a Wire 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Come Alive: Live From The Centric Worship Retreat 4.50 Emeralds
That does it for November. You all know the drill. I am forgoing links for the moment to get out the post. I am so behind it is not even funny. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.