Saturday, May 14, 2016

Night Beat Rewind: April 2106

We have passed the half-way mark for the Pool Entrants for #PlatVnyl7. This is going to be a very big year. We begin our wrap with the song releases, or

The Singles Scene

  • Amy Grant ft Tori Kelly - Baby Baby 4.50 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Happiness 4.50 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Money and Fame 4.75 Emeralds
Needtobreathe is releasing the singles in anticipation of a July release of HARDLOVE. On to the albums. We begin with those which will not make the pool, those that

Missed The Mark

  • J-Giles Son - 80ayechd 3.50 Emeralds
  • Poured Out - Blind Heart EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • Promise - Tell A Vision EP  3.75 Emeralds
  • Paul Wilbur - Forever Good 3.75 Emeralds
  • So Long Forgotten - So Long Forgotten 3.75 Emeralds
Most of the albums on this list aren't bad. I would let you know if they were. They just don't impress me that they are award worthy. Not so with the next grouping. The WOW factor is in full force here.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Dogs of Peace - Heel 5 Emeralds
  • Hammock - Everything and Nothing 5 Emeralds
  • Lights - Midnight Machines 5 Emeralds
  • NF - Therapy Session 5 Emeralds
  • Adam Young - The Spirit of St. Louis 5 Emeralds
A handful of Pure Platinum, and a different story for every one. Dogs of Peace is a rock supergroup consisting of John Hammond (of WhiteHeart) and Jimmmy Lee Sloas (The Imperials) and a number of others.  20 Years between releases only shows that perfection needs time to brew. Hammock is an Alt-Electronic-Trance outfit out to give Salt of The Sound a run for their money. They have a "Choir" Pedigree so that should help. Lights (aka Valerie Anne Poxleitner) has taken her Little Machines acoustic and showcased a truly beautiful voice. Bring out the phone book. NF has been building a reputation with each album release and finally, at least to this blogger, has put it all together. And Adam Young (Owl City) continues his Platinum Soundtracks to already released movies. Someone should hire him to do a current one.

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Adalid - Before Greatness 4.25 Emeralds
  • Canyon Worship - 2016 4.75 Emeralds
  • Darkness Divided - Darkness Divided 4.50 Emeralds
  • Decyfer Down - The Other Side of Darkness 4.75 Emeralds
  • Todd Dulaney - A Worshipper's Heart 4.50 Emeralds      
  • Everything In Slow Motion - Laid Low 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jordan Feliz - The River 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Fifth Service - Proven 4.75 Emeralds
  • Forfeit Thee Untrue - Cremationem Jesus Lacrimam 4.75 Emeralds 
  • 1GN - Unite 4.50 Emeralds
  • Gateway Worship - Gateway Worship Voices: Kari Jobe 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Gray Havens - Ghost of a King 4.75 Emeralds
  • Ghosts Again - The Closest Thing To Closure EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Indiana Bible College - Omnipotent 4.75 Emeralds
  • LoveCollide - Resonate: A Ripple To A Wave 4.75 Emeralds
  • Love Displayed - You're the only one 4.50 Emeralds
  • We Are Messengers - We Are Messengers 4.75 Emeralds
  • Onething Live - Love Makes Us Strong 4.75 Emeralds
  • V. Rose - Young Dangerous Heart 4.75 Emeralds
  • Scribbling Idiots - Good Morning Mourning 4.50 Emeralds
  • Sevin - Purple Heart 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jamie Slocum - Safe 4.50 Emeralds 
  • Jeremy Vanderloop - No Death 4.50 Emeralds
  • Joel Vaughn - Kinetic 4.75 Emeralds
  • We Are Leo - Fightback Soundtrack (The Remixes) 4.75 Emeralds
  • JJ Weeks Band - As Long As We Can Breathe 4.50 Emeralds     
  • Phil Wickham - Children of God 4.75 Emeralds
  • Young Oceans - Voices Vol 1 - 4.50 Emeralds  
April is in the bag and we still have half of May to go. Things are looking up here at Night Beat HQ. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.