Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Night Beat Rewind: September 2015

The End Is Here. The end of the #PlatVnyl6 Eligibility Year, that is. What did you think I was referring to? Hopefully we have all the entries, but the entry period is over and the judging begins. As you know things can pop up before the official announcement of the nominees is made. There were five singles released during September, so let's get to it.

The Singles Scene

  • The Afters - Live On Forever 4.75 Emeralds
  • Fearless BND - Brighter 5 Emeralds
  • Kirk Franklin - Wanna Be Happy 4.75 Emeralds
  • Manafest - Shine (feat Trevor McNevan) 4.50 Emeralds
  • Zealand Worship - Good, Good, Father 5 Emeralds
A few notes. Fearless BND (pronounced Band) is the band formerly known as Worth Dying For. A band by any other name. And like I said, I judge songs and albums independent of each other, so you have been warned. Our album coverage begins with those releases which were deemed unworthy of the pool, those that

Missed The Mark

  • Broken Flesh - Broken Flesh 3.25 Emeralds
  • Jason Crabb - Whatever The Road 3.75 Emeralds
  • JGivens - Fly Exam 3.75 Emeralds
  • Kari Jobe - Majestic: Revisited 3.75 Emeralds
  • Marty - Marty For President 3.75 Emeralds
  • Leigh Nash - The State I'm In 3.75 Emeralds
  • PyRexx - Born Again Disciple 3.50 Emeralds
A few more comments. Broken Flesh was like a broken record to me. The thrash vocals were unintelligible (no biggie, most are), there were no clean vocals on the samples I listened to, and musically every song sounded the same. That's a triple no no. I was very generous with the rating. I gave Leigh Nash a MTM rating based on the idea that this is a "serious" country alblum. You never can be sure with her style of vocals. If this is tongue in cheek it is pure genius. And Kari? You strip out all the orchestration and everything that made Majestic majestic. Not gonna get past this critic.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Annie Moses Band - American Rhapsody 5 Emeralds
  • Big Daddy Weave - Beautiful Offering 5 Emeralds
  • The City Harmonic - We Are 5 Emeralds
  • Planetshakers - #LETSGO 5 Emeralds

Semi-Precious Metal

  • All Things New - The Good News 4.75 Emeralds
  • Building 429 - Unashamed 4.75 Emeralds
  • Carrollton - Sunlight and Shadow 4.75 Emeralds
  • Noah Cleveland - Church With No Walls 4.75 Emeralds
  • Amanda Cook - Brave New World 4.50 Emeralds
  • Conveyer - When Given Time To Grow 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jonny Diaz - Everything Is Changing EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Disciple - Vultures EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Colton Dixon - Calm EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Colton Dixon - Storm EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Colton Dixon - The Calm Before The Storm 4.75 Emeralds
  • Eleven 22 Worship - Before All Things 4.75 Emeralds
  • Julie Elias - Unbroken 4.75 Emeralds
  • Darrell Evans - Fearless 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jon Foreman - The Wonderlands: Darkness EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • David Gentiles - God of Heaven 4.50  Emeralds
  • David Jooste - Amazing God EP 4 Emeralds
  • John P. Kee - Level Next 4.50 Emeralds
  • Crystal Lewis - Crystal Lewis 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jonathan McReynolds - Life Music, Stage 2 4.75 Emeralds
  • Justin McRoberts - Everything Has Changed EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Andy Mineo - Uncomfortable 4.75 Emeralds
  • Cindy Morgan - Bows and Arrows 4.75 Emeralds
  • Trevor Morgan - Roots 4.50 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Rivers EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • New Hope Oahu - Greater Together 4.50 Emeralds
  • Pen Pals - Gold EP 4.50 Emeralds 
  • Reckoncile - Catchin Bodies 4.75 Emeralds
  • Rp Tha Chozen 1 - The Harvest 4.50 Emeralds
  • Holly Starr - Everything I Need EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Ryan Stevenson - Fresh Start 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tree 63 - Land 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various - #TheBridge, Volume 1 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Wow Hits 2016 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various - Wow Hits 2016 Deluxe 4.75 Emeralds
  • Veridia - Pretty Lies EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • XXI - Inside Out 4.75 Emeralds
  • Zealand Worship - The EP 4.75 Emeralds
Whew! Now that's a list. That's a whopping 38 entries in Semi-Precious Metal. Obviously a lot of these will not make the cut. You know the drill, I am forgoing links blah, blah, blah. I have actually started going back to the beginning of #PlatVnyl6, but I am in November of 2014 at the moment. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.