Saturday, August 8, 2015

Night Beat Rewind: July 2015

We are in the final stretch. Two months to go until the entry pool for #PlatVnyl6 is officially closed. It's a total coincidence that the PVA pool closes at the same time as most city swimming pools. We have a full complement this month. We begin with the songs released during the month, or as we call it

The Singles Scene

  • EMYE - Jesus Pieces 3.75 Emeralds
  • Pastor John Littlejohn - Dear Hater 3.50 Emeralds
  • Stryper - Yahweh 5 Emeralds
The first two songs on the list happen to be rap, but that isn't why they got such a low rating. They just really arent't up to par. Just like our first bunch of albums, which are deemed to be.

Missing The Mark

  • For All Eternity - Metanoia 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Top 10 Praise Songs (Green) 3.75 Emeralds
  • We Came As Romans - We Came As Romans 3.75 Emeralds
Three releases which missed the mark are pretty low, but good. The next group is a bit troubling, however.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Anberlin - Cities: Live In New York 5 Emeralds
  • Bethel Music - Without Words: Synesthesia 5 Emeralds
  • Flame - Forward 5 Emeralds
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection 5 Emeralds
  • Kevin Max - Broken Temples (Deluxe Edition) 5 Emeralds
  • Uche Agu - The Glory Experience (Live In Houston) 5 Emeralds
Six entries here is a bit troubling, yet with the entries spread among 4 or more genres, all may not be lost yet. As always, our last grouping is our largest, what we call

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Kristene DiMarco - Mighty 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jon Foreman - The Wonderlands: Shadows 4.75 Emeralds
  • Israel and New Breed - Covered: Alive In Asia 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tim Hughes - Pocketful of Faith 4.75 Emeralds
  • Laura Kaczor - Restore Me 4.50 Emeralds
  • Memphis May Fire - Unconditional (Deluxe) 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Neverclaim - The Joy  4.75 Emeralds
  • Owl City - Mobile Orchestra 4.50 Emeralds
  • Poema - Pretty Speeches EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Saint Esprit - Saint Esprit 4.75 Emeralds
  • Karen Clark - Sheard - Destined To Win 4.75 Emeralds
  • Shinebright - Only You 4.50 Emeralds
  • Switchfoot - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection 4.50 Emeralds
  • Amber Nelon Thompson - Just Sing 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - SOAR (Spirit Empowered Worship) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Josh Wilson - That Was Then, This Is Now 4.75 Emeralds
That does it. I was a little surprised that Switchfoot didn't rate higher, because you should be able to mail in a perfect 5 with a best of album, but the selection didn't do it for me. I am forgoing links once again. I have to go way back and do them. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.