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Monday, November 24, 2014

Album Review:Lifesong

Image credit:Official site
Artist:Casting Crowns

Songwriters:Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Nichole Nordeman, Chad Cates, David Hunt, Bobby Huff

Genres:Worship, Christian rock

General thoughts:A little more spiritual music over here.

I liked only about half the songs here. The other half were either terrible or just average and generic. The good tracks tended to be sad or about pain. How typical of me.

Overall, I'd say give it one listen because there are some good songs here.

Track Listing

1. Lifesong
Thoughts:This one's about wanting to live your life for God. Decent, not great.
2. Praise You In This Storm
Thoughts:Here, there's hope even during suffering. It's a beautiful song.
3. Does Anybody Hear Her
Thoughts:This one's about a woman who really needs to be shown love. It's partially meant to say "Hey, we need to reach out to people like these, not shun them." Not bad.
4. Stained Glass Masquerade
Thoughts:This is about many Christians' bad habit of pretending we aren't hurting. Definitely worth a listen.
5. Love Them Like Jesus
Thoughts:This seems to be about bringing your non-believing family to Jesus. I'm not a big fan of this one.
6. Set Me Free
Thoughts:This one is all about being trapped by your demons and pain. It's one of the heavier (and better) songs.
7. While You Were Sleeping
Thoughts:Jesus is here, something big is happening, and everybody is sleeping through it. That's the basic idea here. And then in the final verse, it turns its attention to America. Not bad.
8. Father, Spirit, Jesus
Thoughts:This is just a straight up praise-and-worship song, the kind that Casting Crowns is fond of. Not too bad.
9. In Me
Thoughts:See above, except change "not too bad" to "meh, it's okay."
10. Prodigal
Thoughts:This is from the perspective of the Prodigal Son as he realizes his mistakes and asks for forgiveness. It keeps a softer tone throughout, and honestly, this would have been a great way to end it.
11. And Now My Lifesong Sings
Thoughts:This describes what you were before and after finding God. I always expect it to really pick up somewhere, but it doesn't. Not good.

So what was your opinion?

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