Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Night Beat Rewind: November 2016

There is quite a lot to be thankful for this November, as we had a full slate of releases. Of course, most of them are Christmas Music, which are not eligible for the Platinum Vinyl Awards. Considering the amount of these releases it is also something to be thankful for. We begin with the aforementioned Christmas Music.

Christmas Music (Non-Eligible)

That is a whole bunch of Christmas Releases. Now onto the regular stuff. Even in November there is a bit of non-holiday releases. We begin with the songs, or 

The Singles Scene

  • King Stevian - Ripcord 3.50 Emeralds
  • The Waiting Kind - Heartbeat 4.75 Emeralds
Moving On Without Comment. To the albums. We begin with those that will not be considered for #PlatVnyl8.

Missing The Mark

  • Changing Pointe Church - You Remain 3.75 Emeralds
  • Lisa Mitts - Where I Belong 3.50 Emeralds
  • Tommy Saint - Tommy Saint 3.75 Emeralds
  • Skrip - Exposition 3.75 Emeralds
Most of these releases are good, but just not award worthy. Lisa Mitts however the verdict is still out on. Maybe her vocals will grow on me (or improve). But right now think nails and chalkboard. Not so with the next grouping.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Future of Forestry - Awakened to The Sound 5 Emeralds
  • Wolves at The Gate - Types and Shadows 5 Emeralds   
Yes I know, what about the others. In order to not repeat myself I am leaving this section to the non Christmas Releases. There are also 3 Perfect 5's in the Christmas Section. Our final grouping is for those in between, or as we like to call them here

Semi-Precious Metals

  • Canon - Loose Canon, Volume 3 4.50 Emeralds
  • Chapel Band - The Gathering 4.75 Emeralds
  • Death Requisite - Revisitation 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tim Drisdelle -Heights, Part 1 4.75 Emeralds
  • Summer Floyd - Ray of Light 4.50 Emeralds
  • Meleana - White Walls 4.50 Emeralds
  • VaShawn Mitchell - Secret Place: Live In South Africa 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Museum - Reclaimed EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Ginny Owens - Love Be The Loudest 4.75 Emeralds
  • Chris Quillala - Split The Sky 4.75 Emeralds
  • S.O. - These Things Take Time EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Toby Mac - Hits Deep Live 4.75 Emeralds
  • Micah Tyler - Different EP 4.75 Emeralds