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  • Seeking Praise and Worship recommendations

    17 Mar 2007, 18:09 by mattosk

    Please recommend anything that you think I may enjoy or albums that you enjoy yourself. I'm pretty mellow and don't like most of the Christian Rock (I don't like the "rockish" Casting Crowns songs even) and Rap stuff (not really into rap). What I dislike about a lot of Christian music is when God or Jesus is not mentioned directly and it turns into a generic love song to You or Him. When I'm singing along and want people to know I'm singing about Jesus, you know.

    I'd appreciate any suggestions at all. :)

    Artists I like:

    The Blackwood Brothers (I own Rock of Ages)
    Casting Crowns (I own Lifesong and Casting Crowns)
    The Katinas (I own Lifestyle, Destiny, and The Katinas)
    Kuna Sepulveda
    Ray Boltz (I own Concert of a Lifetime).

    Individual songs I like:

    I Can Only Imagine by Bart Millard
    You Are My King (Amazing Love) by Billy James Foote
    Shout To The Lord by Darlene Zschech
    I Sing Holy by Joel Engle
    Draw Me Close by Kelly Carpenter
  • Oh, Lead Me

    26 May 2006, 02:23 by josta59

    Oh, Lead Me
    Written by Martin Smith
    Played by me for the one I love
  • November Music Reviews, Part 1

    17 Nov 2005, 16:14 by josta59

    And by "reviews", of course I mean mostly random, incoherent thoughts-out-loud. I went a little crazy this month with the buying of the records and the CDs and all of these things, mostly because I kept finding such great deals on eBay. I'm still waiting for several of these to arrive, and one is sitting in my apartments' office right now waiting for me to pick it up. But I thought I'd say a bit about what I've heard so far.

    Wilder (vinyl; 1981)
    I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. This is early eighties post punk, and I expected every song to sound alike, as many of Joy Division's songs do. But Julian Cope seems to have a "wilder" imagination, and this record goes places. I was happily surprised to hear horns in just about every track. Think of a more joyous Joy Division with a horn section and you're halfway there (Don't you hate it when music reviews spout off such cheap nonsense?).

    Pulp - This is Hardcore (4-track single, Part 2) (CD; 1998)