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Friday, December 05, 2014

Album Review:A Praise & Worship Christmas

Genres:Holiday, praise & worship

Notes:Album art taken from Amazon.

General thoughts:What's your favorite religious Christmas carol?

A lot of Christian artists that were or are popular contributed to this. You'll find mostly old carols with one or two original songs as well. The pacing varies from song to song.

Overall, it wasn't so bad. If you like Christian music and Christmas songs, you might want to check it out.

Track Listing

1. Angels We Have Heard On High by Chris Tomlin
Thoughts:This stays at a low beat, meant more for quiet moments than shouting to the heavens. Not bad.
2. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by MercyMe
Thoughts:Unlike the last one, this is more rock-y, like you might hear on Christian radio. Nothing special.
3. Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song) by Amy Grant
Thoughts:This is a slow moving song from the perspective of a pregnant Mary praying for help. Pretty good.
4. All I Really Want by Steven Curtis Chapman
Thoughts:This is about wanting a family for Christmas. Decent, but not really my taste.
5. Love Came Down At Christmas by Jars Of Clay
Thoughts:This one's about love coming at Christmas. Meh.
6. Mary, Did You Know? by Kutless
Thoughts:This asks Mary if she truly realized what Jesus would do. Decent, not great.
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by DecembeRadio
Thoughts:This is fairly low-key. It's okay.
8. O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Bebo Norman
Thoughts:Now this one I like, primarily because of the kind of creepy tone.
9. What Child Is This? by Caedmon's Call
Thoughts:Mmm, not a great rendition of this song. It's a little too aggressive and fast-paced.
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Rebecca St. James
Thoughts:This one doesn't follow the traditional route for the song, being a little more pop-oriented. Not too bad.
11. Sing Mary Sing by Jennifer Knapp
Thoughts:This tells the mother of Christ to rejoice and sounds more country. It's okay.
12. The Christmas Song by Tait
Thoughts:This sounds kind of old-fashioned. Not bad.
13. White Christmas by Stacie Orrico
Thoughts:This one gets pretty dramatic. Not really into it myself.
14. Joy To The World by Mandisa
Thoughts:Also kind of dramatic (and borrows a few lines from "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"). Not bad considering this isn't my favorite carol to begin with.
15. Winter Wonderland by Avalon
Thoughts:This is a more jazz/pop track. Meh.

So what was your opinion?

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