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Monday, December 15, 2014

Album Review:Restored

Artist:Jeremy Camp

Songwriters:Jeremy Camp, Jean-Luc Lajoie, Adam Watts

Genres:Gospel, Christian rock

Notes:Album art taken from the official website.

General thoughts:Jeremy Camp is another artist I've listened to some, thanks to being around Christian music my whole life. He's also another that I haven't really gotten into, but has a few good songs. That last sentence isn't a bad description of this album. While I'm not big on the whole thing, there are several songs here that I want to hang onto.

Soundwise, this is where he starts really getting into the rock. He had a few songs like this early on, but not quite as much. Lyrically, it's mostly about God. His forgiveness, love, sacrifice, and so forth.

Overall, if you like Christian rock, I'd say give it at least one listen.

Track Listing

1. Restored
Thoughts:This is about being healed by God. Not terrible.
2. Take You Back
Thoughts:This is about being a flawed human being that still has hope in God because He will accept you. I can definitely see why this one was so popular.
3. Even When
Thoughts:This is about God forgiving you even after you screw up. A meh.
4. Lay Down My Pride
Thoughts:This asks God to lay aside your ego and help you become better for Him. It's the most aggressive track on the album, and certainly worth a listen.
5. My Desire
Thoughts:This is about wanting to be a force for good. Hmm, I see a pattern here with the so-so tracks.
6. Be The One
Thoughts:This is about being called out on your screw-ups. It's decent.
7. Everytime
Thoughts:This is about God being there whenever you feel low. Not too bad.
8. Letting Go
Thoughts:This is about (surprise, surprise) letting go of things that are holding you back. It's okay.
9. Breathe
Thoughts:This is a harder rock track about being spiritually alive. Eh, not particularly interesting.
10. This Man
Thoughts:This asks if you would take Christ's place. It is good.
11. Innocence
Thoughts:This is about just falling on your knees in worship. Not bad.
12. Nothing Else I Need
Thoughts:This is about God being all you need. Decent.

So what did you think?

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