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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Album Review:Songs

Artist:Rich Mullins

Songwriters and composers:Rich Mullins, Beaker, Steve Cudworth

Genres:Praise and worship

Notes:Album art taken from Christian Music.com.

General thoughts:Here's another big artist in the Christian industry. And even though he's been dead for over 15 years, a lot of his songs are still pretty popular today. What he is to praise and worship is not unlike what Johnny Cash is to country.

Overall, if you want to get into Rich Mullins, this is a good place to start.

Track Listing

1. Sing Your Praise To The Lord
Thoughts:This starts with a long instrumental piece, then moves into the chorus. Not bad.
2. Awesome God
Thoughts:If you listen to Christian music for long, you're going to come across this song one way or another. And you know what? I don't think that's such a bad thing.
3. Sometimes By Step
Thoughts:This is about following God always. Good song.
4. Creed
Thoughts:This one's about believing in all of the Trinity. Decent.
5. We Are Not As Strong As We Think We Are
Thoughts:See the title. We might be wonderfully made, but we're also weak. Quality wise, this song is just okay.
6. If I Stand
Thoughts:Here, it doesn't matter whether you stand or fall, you want to trust and serve God. Worth a listen.
7. Screen Door
Thoughts:This is about faith without actions to back it up being useless. Not that into it.
8. Let Mercy Lead
Thoughts:This states that love and mercy should be important to use. Decent.
9. Elijah
Thoughts:Here, the singer talks about his mortality and wishes to make his exit from this life similarly to the way Elijah did. It's okay, not great.
10. Calling Out Your Name
Thoughts:This is about praising God with all creation. Not bad.
11. My One Thing
Thoughts:Here, God serves as the only thing that keeps the despair away. This is the point at which the album really starts to decline in quality.
12. Boy Like Me / Man Like You
Thoughts:This is about faith-related stories that make the listeners change. Not big on it.
13. Alrightokuhhuhamen
Thoughts:This is about saying yes to God. Meh.
14. While The Nations Rage
Thoughts:This is about God taking care of His children ever in the midst of conflict. Decent.
15. Verge Of A Miracle
Thoughts:This is about someone who just needs someone to believe in them. Meh.
16. Hold Me Jesus
Thoughts:This asks Jesus to comfort you in the midst of trouble. Not a bad way to end it.


So what was your opinion?

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