Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Night Beat Rewind: November 2015

We are just about done with 2015 folks. December looks to be a bit sparse, so we may get that rewind done before January. That's wishful thinking and we still have to get through November. Here We Go.

As it is the season, we begin with our:

Christmas Music (Non-Eligible)

  • Copperlily - A Very Copperlily Christmas 5 Emeralds
  • TaRanda Green - Spirit of Christmas 4.75 Emeralds
  • John and Valerie Guerra - It's Almost Christmas 4.25 Emeralds
  • Gungor - O Christmas 4.75 Emeralds
  • Vernon Hill - Great Joy 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jaime Jamgochian and Tyrus Morgan - Christmastime 4.25 Emeralds
  • Brothers McClurg - Goin Back To Bethlehem 3.75 Emeralds
  • Justin McRoberts - Christmas Songs, Volume 3 4.25 Emeralds
  • Various - Christmas Goes Gospel, Volume 2 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Dream Christmas, Volume 3 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various - Vital Christmas: Dance of Joy 4.50 Emeralds

The Singles Scene 

  • Color Theory - OBE 4.75 Emeralds
  • Fearless BND - We Lift You Higher 4.50 Emeralds
Now we move on to the non-seasonal album listings. I have decided to be scrooge this year, and I am branding a fairly good amount as 

Missing The Mark

  • Bridge Worship Band - My Great Need 3.75 Emeralds
  • Michael Bahn - Before Our King 3.75 Emeralds
  • J Monty - Second Born 3.75 Emeralds
  • NomiS - Socially Just 3.75 Emeralds
  • TJ Pompeo - Pompeiion 3.50 Emeralds
  • Promise - Falling Rain 3.75 Emeralds
  • Talkie - Hablas 3.50 Emeralds
  • Yaves - Prince Among Thieves 3 3.50 Emeralds
Most of the releases just missed, but a few either didn't impress at all or irritated me quite a bit. Such was the case with TJ Pompeo. One of the White Hip Hop contingent (or should I say Plain White Rapper), he seems to be buying into the Police Officers Are Hunting African Americans to Beat Up and Kill because it amuses them line that the liberals are slandering people with these days.  Fortunately that is only one song, but the rest of the album is only so-so. Yaves and Talkie were "meh", I believe the phrase is.

Our next group needs no excuses. It is simply

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Falling Up - Falling Up 5 Emeralds
  • Kirk Franklin - Losing My Religion 5 Emeralds
  • Sara Groves - Floodplain 5 Emeralds
Most of the releases fall between the two, they are:

Semi Precious Metal

  • Alache - The Chronicles of The Mrs. 4.75 Emeralds
  • Audile - Am I 4.75 Emeralds
  • Benjah - Motives 4.50 Emeralds
  • Casting Crowns - A Live Worship Experience 4.50 Emeralds
  • Consumed By Fire - Lean on Me 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Exchange - Compass 4.50 Emeralds
  • Family Force Five - Time Still Stands 4.75 Emeralds
  • Adam Layne Fisher - Live at Barnet Park 4.75 Emeralds
  • Five Iron Frenzy - Between Pavement and Stars EP  4.50 Emeralds
  • Gloriam Dei - The Covenant 4.75 Emeralds
  • Natalie Grant - Be One 4.75 Emeralds
  • GuvnaB - Secret World 4.50 Emeralds
  • Deitrick Haddon - Masterpiece 4.75 Emeralds
  • Kutless - Surrender 4.75 Emeralds
  • Phillip LaRue - You 4.75 Emeralds
  • MH Eternal - Songs For Tomorrow 4.50 Emeralds
  • Dre Murray - 34 4.75 Emeralds
  • Mutemath - Vitals 4.75 Emeralds
  • Joshua Price - Elevate 4.50 Emeralds
  • Puntin - Gold 4.50 Emeralds
  • Seeker and Servant - You Alone Forever 4.75 Emeralds
  • Vineyard UK - Hear The Sound 4.75 Emeralds
  • Wilkes - Shells EP 4.75 Emeralds
That does it for this month. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.