Music I Recommend

Discussion in 'Books, Music and Television' started by Huntingteckel, May 25, 2014.

  1. One band I love that I've been listening to awhile now is Anoraak.
    I never get tired of New Wave Retro sounds.

     
  2. I like that. Is that considered Electronica?
     
  3. Mmm...yes and no. I think music snobs would consider it Nu Disco which is more reminiscent to music you'd hear in John Hughes movies.
     
  4. I have trouble remembering all the sub genres of music. Do you like Kavinsky? They aren't Christian but I like the sound.

     
  5. Yeah, I love Kavinsky. I met him back in 2008. Excellent DJ.
     
  6. I love synthpop. Synthpop is actually what got me into heavier music like NIN.
     
  7. And Blues Rock... Love that stuff too. Harmonica is awesome on my ears for whatever reason. That's actually the reason I got the Harmonica. I want to play that bluesy rock!
     
  8. Another song from Memphis May Fire. I really like this one.

     
  9. #49 Roads, May 30, 2014
    Last edited: May 30, 2014
    I took my unsaved 12 year-old nephew to a Christian music festival a few months ago. He looked up the artists he wanted to see, and decided on some rap, hip hop and dance shows. At one point in Shonlock's set (dance/hip hop), Shonlock got down on his knees on the stage and prayed, just a short and simple prayer. After the set, my nephew wanted to know why he got on his knees, and we had a really great discussion about the humility that Christ teaches, vs the self aggrandisement more common in that genre. It made a really big impression on him. While to me, Shonlock just sounds like any secular artist in the genre, to my nephew, he saw something that stood out as being different, and impressive.

    The OC Supertones, one of my favorite childhood artists, also played at the same festival. Secular ska music tends to be about less-than-moral subject matter, materialistic and hedonistic. But the Supertones managed to keep a respected position in their industry while conveying a message exactly the opposite to the messages of their musical peers (for example, the song "Little Man," vs the typical way of thinking in SoCal). They're probably more accessible to conservative Christians, but still, they're an example of how we can either judge an artist on the basis of the conventions of their genre, or by what they actually say and do.

    So, I guess what I mean is, when we listen to musical genres with which we're unfamiliar, we don't really understand what we're hearing. I don't listen to metal or hip hop, so when I hear christian artists from those genres, to me, they sound the same as all the other stuff (just like "Christian," say, bluegrass or country sounds exactly like the definitively immoral secular stuff, to me). Perhaps not entirely, but at least to some degree, I have to be willing to submit to the judgment of people with more refined palates for those genres, and listen to what those people have to say before dismissing an entire genre based only on my impulsive, emotional reaction to a naive hearing.
     

  10. I agree 100%. I don't necessarily like country but that doesn't mean that it can't be used for good Christian music.

    The amazing thing is that if I was to post only the lyrics to the songs I've posted here, I'm pretty sure everyone would say that they are really good lyrics. It doesn't make sense that the lyrics can be good but the beat and style of singing can make it evil.

    I didn't even like this music until recently. The reason that I started opening up to it is because I was trying to find music to replace my secular music.

    I love concept albums. Honestly, it's been a while since I purchased an album that wasn't at least loosely a concept album. Gospel albums don't have that. Christian pop doesn't have it. It's christian metal that does concept albums.

    Oh, Sleeper's album Son of the Morning is about God recruiting people during the tribulation. Children of Fire is a story about a Christian man and his atheist daughter and her journey to Christ. Even their latest EP The Titan has a concept that reminds me of Blade Runner. People are getting cybernetic implants (mark of the beast anyone?) for what is essential a number of years as a slave.

    For people that don't know what a concept album is, some examples are The Wall by Pink Floyd, the Rush album 2112 (I think that's the right number), Nine Inch Nails The Fragile (and pretty much all his albums). It's an album that tells a story from start to finish.
     
  11. #51 LysanderShapiro, May 30, 2014
    Last edited: May 30, 2014
    I'm also a fan of Futurecop.

     
  12. I apparently really like your music... Maybe you should make a list for me :)

    Virgin Black
    LOVE these guys. I just found them today.
     
  13. Wovenwar
    I'm not sure if these guys consider themselves "Christians" but the lead singer is Shane Blay from Oh, Sleeper (a Christian band) and the rest of the members are from As I Lay Dying (used to be a Christian band) so I imagine they will at least have positive lyrics since they all come from Christian backgrounds.

     


  14. Where are the people that accuse me?
    The ones who beat me down and abuse me
    They hide, just out of sight
    Can't face me in the light
    They'll return, but I'll be stronger

    God I want to dream again
    Take me where I've never been
    I want to go there
    This time I'm not scared
    Now I am unbreakable
    It's unmistakable
    No one can touch me
    Nothing can stop me

    Sometimes it's hard to just keep going
    But faith is moving without knowing
    Can I trust what I can't see
    to reach my destiny?
    I want to take control, but I know better

    God I want to dream again
    Take me where I've never been
    I want to go there
    This time I'm not scared
    Now I am unbreakable
    It's unmistakable
    No one can touch me
    Nothing can stop me

    Forget the fear, it's just a crutch
    That tries to hold you back until your dreams are dust
    All you need to do is just try
    (Try, try, try)

    God I want to dream again
    Take me where I've never been
    I want to go there
    This time i'm not scared
    Now I am unbreakable
    It's unmistakable
    No one can touch me
    Nothing can stop me

    God I want to dream again (I want to dream again!)
    Take me where I've never been
    I want to go there (I wanna go there)
    This time I'm not scared
    Now I am unbreakable (I am unbreakable!)
    It's unmistakable
    No one can touch me (No one can touch me!)
    Nothing can stop me
     
  15. This is seriously awesome! Love it!
     
  16. My wife loves them. I think the lead has a wonderful voice to go along with rock instrumentals. Maybe when I get a full paycheck I can buy my wife a few albums. She's switching over to all Christian music like I did.
     
  17. Flyleaf (female vocal), Skillet, Icon for Hire (female vocal), RED and The Letter Black (female vocal) are among my favorite Christian artists.
     
  18. #58 Huntingteckel, Jun 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014
    I used to really like Flyleaf. I'm not sure what I think about the new vocalist though. Skillet is kind of sounding generic to me in their recent albums :( . I hate that because I liked their industrial sound early on. I also really liked the album Collide. I have the first two Red albums and I really like them. I think I like the second one, Innocents and Instinct better though. The lead has a really good voice. Never heard of Letter Black or Icon for Hire though. I will look them up.

    You know what, I think I actually have the third Red album somewhere too. I don't think I liked that one as much so I didn't get their newest one.
     
  19. Yeah, I don't think Flyleaf's new singer has the voice for their style. I heard the new singer (Kristen May) at Northern Illinois University about 5 or 6 years ago when she was with her old band Vedera; she sounded good with them, but she's just okay sounding with Flyleaf.
     
  20. That's really too bad. I really liked Flyleaf. They were really popular too.
     
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