Friday, September 28, 2012
I wanted to post a music video, but I also wanted to post a comedy video. So to combine them both into one, I thought I would share KJ-52's video for "Do The Bill Cosby". This video is really funny and the song is quite catchy! Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Family Force 5 released a brand new music video for their song "Cray Button". Family Force 5 has had quite a few good and creative videos but man this one really, really good! Plus there are some guest appearances by Meekakitty and yes even LECRAE!!!! I really enjoyed it and I hope you do as well.
If you like this video comment and let me know! =)
Monday, September 24, 2012
For King & Country released a brand new music video for their song "Proof Of Your Love". You can watch the video below!
I have the pleasure of giving away a brand new copy of "Learn And Master Drums With Dann Sherrill". This is a fantastic drum teaching course, which I really enjoyed (you can read my review here). This giveaway is very easy to enter so make sure you enter and tell your friends!
I am very excited to have the opportunity to try out and review a drum curriculum called "Learn And Master Drums with Dann Sherrill". Weather you are an aspiring drummer, or even if you just like to mess around with the drums this review is for you!
Friday, September 21, 2012
This weeks Independent Artist Of The Week is Will Retherford. I recently found his music, and I really enjoyed listening to it. His music is described as "Christina/Gospel, Indie, Folk Rock, Acoustic", I would say that fans of The Rend Collective Experiment would really enjoy his music, because that is what his music first reminded me of. Although Will is an independent artist his music certainly doesn't lack because of that, which I greatly appreciate. Below is a little bit more about Will Retherford from his Facebook page.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This weeks "Independent Artist Of The Week" is.......... "The Trust Project". Below is a little bit about them from their Facebook page.
"The Trust Project was founded in 2005 by Tim Parady, former member of national recording artist Seventh Day Slumber.The band began as a Christian rock band and released two EP's: Breaking the Silence and Hope. They released four songs to radio, which achieved airtime in 72 markets across the US, Canada, South America and the UK. They have shared the stage with Fireflight, Day of Fire, Nevert
heless, Run Kid Run, Inhabited, Remedy Drive, Manafest and Seventh Day Slumber.
I was looking at album release dates today on Jesus Freak Hideout, and I seen that Disciple is planning on releasing their new album "O God Save Us All" on November 13th.
I can't wait until November, because I am very excited for this album! Jesus Freak Hideout also posted the track listing, so I thought I would share that with you guys as well.
- The One
- Draw The Line
- Once And For All
- Empty Grave
- O God Save Us All
- Killer Instinct
- Trade A Moment
Monday, September 10, 2012
I have been a huge fan of Toby Mac from the beginning with him first album "Momentum". I fell in love with his fun hip hop/rock music on his first 3 albums. Toby's 4th album "Tonight" was a bit of a let down for me because to me it wasn't quite as good as his 2 previous albums. So when I heard he was releasing a new album this fall called "Eye On It" I was excited, yet nervous. So for starters I will say that this album is not like Toby's old stuff, but I decided to take a non-biased approach to reviewing this album.
The album starts off with the song "Me Without You". This song is a very fun song, perfect for cruising with your windows down! This song has a great beat as well! The lyrics talk basically about how rescues us from ourselves and so where would we be without him. The next song on the album is "Steal My Show". This song is a little slow but still has a good groove. The lyrics of this song are really good, talking about how Toby wants God to come in and steal the show. This song helps to put things into perspective, at least for me.
Next is the self titled track "Eye On It". This song has a very current sound with the electronic effects and an infectious beat! I can't wait to see what Toby will do with this song in concert!!! The next song "Forgiveness" is the song I was most excited to hear on this album, because Lecrae guest stars. This song isn't exactly what I expected for the combination, but I still really like it. I think Toby and Lecrae need to team up a lot more.....maybe even tour together sometime!!! The next song on the album is called "Speak Life". In this song the chorus gets repeated a lot, which I don't always like....but it is very catchy and enjoyable to listen to. Plus once again this song has a great groove/beat as well.
Bringing the rock is the next song "Unstoppable". This song also features guest star Blanca from Group 1 Crew. This has more of the electronic sound mixed with rock and even some pretty cool rap by Mr. Toby Mac himself. Toby and Blanca sound really good together as well. The next song on the album is "Lose Myself". As the title suggests this song talks about losing yourself to find God. A challenging message mixed with a fun and energy packed sound, would be the best way to describe this song.
Taking things down a notch with a slower sound and piano, is the next song "Family". This reminds me a lot of "City On Our Knees" from Toby's previous album. However this song talks about fighting for your family. The next song "Thankful For You" is one of my favorites on the album. This song has an old school vibe that I just love, plus it is just super fun! Plus the lyrics are really good, and humbling. This song is one of the top Toby Mac song's ever for me. "Made For Me" is the next song and it talks about Toby's wife Amanda. This song has a Jamaican feel which I love! This song is really sweet, talking about how Toby's wife was made for him.
The next song "Mac Daddy" was another song I was excited to hear, and boy was I surprised. I have followed Tru-dog from the beginning when he was just little, then listening to this song my first thought was who is that!? This song is SO much better than a lot of his previous songs. You can tell Truett has learned a lot from his dad. I was also shocked at how well he can rap! I can't wait to see where he goes in life! The album finishes out on a softer note with "Favorite Song". This song has such a fun and yet relaxing sound, it is one of my favorites ever! You can even hear the Jamaican influence!
This album was even better than i thought, and i had high expectations! This album is one of my favorites now! I would have liked it to be a little longer....but other than that it was great! A lot of cool beats, some great vocals and guest stars and all together a polished up to date sound. You can tell that Toby knows what he is doing. The one thing that I really appreciate is that even though these songs have more of a mainstream sound the lyrics aren't lacking at all! Although this isn't the good old Toby Mac (which trust me I would love to hear again!) I would still highly recommend this album. I give it 4.5 stars, so almost a perfect score!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Summer is over and things are going back to be scheduled with school and practices. So I though I would jump on board with this blog! I took a little break during the summer and thanks for putting up with that, but now its time to get posting! ;) So as part of that I wanted to ask you guys what posts you like the most on TCMJ. There is a poll over to the RIGHT ----> of this page so if you would vote for what posts you enjoy the most that would be awesome! If you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment on any post or email me thechristianmusicjunkie(at)gmail.com. The poll ends in one week so make sure you put your vote in! Thanks again for being patient with me through out the summer!
Released August 21st 2012 is Chris August's newest album "The Upside Of Down".
Kicking off the album is the song "Center Of It". This song is a good opener, with an upbeat and pleasant sound. The lyrics in this song talk about how even when things don't work out God is there to help you out. After hearing the next song "The Upside Of Down" only once I fell in love with it. The sound is so fun and happy plus its easy to sing along with! The message is so true and yet something that we don't always think of. The song talks about how when you go through tough times you depend more on God so you are closer to Him, but when everything is going good you tend to just focus more on yourself.
Slowing things down a bit is the song "Amen". This song definitely has more of a worship/gospel sound, which is very powerful mixed with the lyrics of this song. The next song on the album is "This Side of Heaven". This song is kind of simple...but nice, although it is kind of short. The chorus of the song gets repeated quite a bit, so it is one of those songs that you will get stuck in your head. The next song "Restore" is one of my favorite songs on the album. Musically it doesn't stand out that much from the other songs, but the lyrics are incredible! I won't quote them all because it is like a story, so here is a link You tube it!
The next song on the album is "Let There Be Light". This song is also very catchy with an encouraging message. Yet another great worship song on this album is the next song "I Believe". This song is a little slower but I love it! The vocals shine which also means that the lyrics shine and it is great. Next with an interesting title is the song "1989". This song reminds me of a Country song mixed with some gospel sounds. In this song Chris reminisces about life as a 7 year old back in 1989.
Bringing a little funk is the next song "Unashamed Of You". With a fun and upbeat sound I think this song would be awesome in concert! The next song on the album is "A Little More Jesus". This song is a little slower than the previous song, but yet it is one of my favorites. It is quite repetitive but it is easy to sing along with and the end is just great! Now really bringing the gospel funk is the song "Let The Music Play". Man I love this song! It is so easy to sway and groove along with! I am not sure why I like this song so much but it has become one of my all time favorite songs!!!!
Slowing things back down to more of an acoustic and intimate worship feel is the next song "Water Into Wine". This song doesn't stand out to me as much as the previous, but it is still a good song. The next song on the album is called "Meant To Be". This song has some more lovey dovey lyrics, which I'm not as big of a fan of. Closing out the album on a more mellow note is the song "Truth Is Still True". This song lyrically is a good way to end the album, but musically the album doesn't end with a "BANG!"
I really enjoyed listening to this album. Although musically some songs sound quite similar it is still all really good. Lyrically I was really surprised at how much I connected with the songs, and how much they spoke to me and I am sure they will speak to other listeners as well. This is a great worship album and I would highly recommend it. Some parts I liked more than others, but I know I am definitely a big fan of Chris August now! I would give this album 4/5 stars.
- Center Of It
- The Upside Of Down
- This Side of Heaven
- Let There Be Light
- I Believe
- Unashamed Of You
- A Little More Jesus
- Let The Music Play
- Water Into Wine
- Meant To Be
- Truth Is Still True