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Not much to say here. A lot of good choices. Decyfer Down is the latest of bands that have figured out how to Rock Acoustic. It is a good trend. Acoustic doesn't have to be tame. Dance is next. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.
A few words. It is good to see music from GRITS. They were one of the first Hip Hop artists not named DC Talk that I first heard back in the late 90'. Renaissance Movement Music is a collaborative act that is using all proceeds to establish Safe Houses against Human Trafficking.A much better thing than Safe Zones for Snowflakes. Rock Music is next. Until then, click the links, buy from Amazon and support The Night Beat. I am Awaiting Your Reply.
The Multi-Genre Posts are behind us. From now on in it is all single genre posts. In ascending order of quarterly success. We begin with a three way tie. Live Recorded Album, Rap, and Rock all met the minimum threshold of 5 entrants.
Some people who have been with me for a while may be wondering "A Sandi Patty album?". No, I haven't gone soft. I grew up when Sandi Patty was cool and contemporary, and while my musical tastes have gotten somewhat louder (Demon Hunter for instance), I still recognize vocal talent. Rap is next. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.
Welcome back to our regularly scheduled edition of Music Video Monday. We have been able to keep up a fairly regular schedule, which is pretty amazing these days. Sometimes we have to stretch things with lyric videos, but hey, a video is a video. We are stretching things this week. We begin with a lyric video by To Speak of Wolves. From their just released album, this is Enemies to Everyone. Next up we go rap with Beacon Light. This is Lit. And finally we go rap and rock with Manafest. Again we go for a lyric video. This is the title cut from the just released Stones. That does it for this edition of Music Video Monday. Until Next time I am Awaiting Your Reply.
Sometimes I like tweaking my fellow Christians just a bit. It's so easy to get a rise out of them. Last quarter I did it by combining Alternative Rock and Gospel Music as "Alternative Gospel". Since Gospel is once again among the lower represented genres I will combine it with Pop Music this time to make Pop Gospel. I can just here it now "I will not accept a watered down Pop Gospel". Like I said, It is so easy.
Welcome to the 3rd Quarter wrap. This covers the music releases for the months of April, May, June of 2017. And we begin with those genres which failed to meet a minimum threshold which we have determined to be 5 entrants. We combine those genres into a series of multi-genre posts. There will be three this quarter. Two genres were not present at all this quarter, those were Children's Music and Remix. Our first multi-genre post will consist of Instrumental Music, Folk/Folk Rock, and Compilation. Let's get to it,
Welcome Back to Music Video Monday, where we share the best in CCM Music Videos. We have three new Videos this week, as well as one video from a band that has been quiet for a while, and we're glad to see them back. We begin with a new band, entitled simply Life of Carter. This is All We Need.
Next up we have another new to us band, with another simple name, 68. The video is The Workers are Few.
And finally, the return of 12 Stones. I came to know this band at the same time as another band of some fame by the name of Evanescence. Paul McCoy and Amy Lee collaborated on Bring Me To Life in the movie Elektra. I was hooked. They now return with Picture Perfect. From the album, this is Picture Perfect. That does it for this edition of Music Video Monday. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.
It seems like only a few days ago (it was about 1 month, but that is only 30 days) that I was announcing the 2nd Quarter of 2017, and here it is the end of the 3rd quarter. This year is really going by fast. We begin our roundup with the songs of the month.
The Singles Scene
Jeremy Camp - Word of Life 3.75 Emeralds
Capital Kings - Love Is On Our Side 4.75 Emeralds
Cody Carnes - Till The End of Time (feat Kari Jobe) 5 Emeralds
Deraj - Watching 4.75 Emeralds
Manic Drive - Easier 4.75 Emeralds
Emily Irene Fertig - Whole 4.50 Emeralds
Illijam - Summer Vibin 4.50 Emeralds
Carmen Justice - Red and Yellow Black and White 5 Emeralds
Lecrae - Hammer Time 4.75 Emeralds
Lecrae - I'll Find You (feat Tori Kelly) 4.75 Emeralds
Lights - Giants 5 Emeralds
John Mark McMillan - Enemy, Love 4.50 Emeralds
Sareem Poems and Terem - Breathe 4.50 Emeralds
Jay Sanon - Five Fifty Seven 4.25 Emeralds
Spheria - Aestia (ft Narrow Skies) 5 Emeralds
Swoope - All The Time 4.25 Emeralds
Wavorly - Pressure 5 Emeralds
Wavorly - Strangers In Love 5 Emeralds
18 Singles in a Month. That's a heavy dating scene. On to the albums. We begin with those albums that don't make the cut.
Missing The Mark
Apologetix - Zebraic 3.75 Emeralds
Ty Brasel - Young T 3.75 Emeralds
Aha Gazelle - Trilliam 2 3.75 Emeralds
Gordon Gregory - Mosaic EP 3.75 Emeralds
Steve Ladd - No Excuses, No Regrets 3.75 Emeralds
Young Noah - Christian Rap for Dummies (Re-Release) 3.50 Emeralds
Selah The Corner - Memories of a Perfect World3.75 Emeralds
Vagabonds - I Don't Know What To Do Now 3.50 Emeralds
Eight Missing The Mark for a month. It's a good sign. Now to the best of the best.
Pure Platinum Perfection
Landry Cantrell - Projections 5 Emeralds
The City Harmonic - Benediction (Live) 5 Emeralds
Hillsong United - Wonder 5 Emeralds
8-3 in favor of MTM is a very good sign. Now those that fall in the middle.
Mass Anthem - Through People Like Me 4.75 Emeralds
Brandon Bee - Songs From The Sky 4.75 Emeralds
Dream College - Ripple Effect 4.50 Emeralds
Decyfer Down - Acoustic EP 4.50 Emeralds
Out of The Dust - Out of The Dust (Deluxe) 4.25 Emeralds
Jordan Feliz - The River (Deluxe) 4.75 Emeralds
James Fortune and FIYA - Dear Future Me 4.75 Emeralds
GRITS - Saints and Sinners EP 4.75 Emeralds
Red Letter Hymnal - Coastal Kids 4.75 Emeralds
Jokia - Not Forgotten EP 4.50 Emeralds
Mali Music - The Transition of Mali 4.75 Emeralds
Northpoint Inside Out - Nothing Ordinary Live, Part One 4.75 Emeralds
Sandi Patty - Forever Grateful (Live From The Farewell Tour) 4.75 Emeralds
People of The Earth - In All Things 4.50 Emeralds
Propaganda - Crooked 4.75 Emeralds
Renaissance Movement Music - Safe House 4.75 Emeralds
Jeremy Rosado - Rewind EP 4.75 Emeralds
Run 51 - This Moment EP 4.75 Emeralds
Allan Scott - Run To You 4.75 Emeralds
68 - Two Parts Viper 4.50 Emeralds
Vineyard Worship - Kyrie Eleison: Anchour Studio Sessions 4.75 Emeralds
Tauren Wells - Hills and Valleys 4.75 Emeralds
Worship Central - Mercy Road 4.75 Emeralds
That does it for this edition of Rewind. It's only July 13. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.