C|C Sunday Music Review for the Week of February 16, 2014

By Derek Jordan
A compilation of 20 different artist reviews:
1 – Kevin Ross – Don’t Be Afraid #FreeMusic @KROSS1859 @Noisetrade #Rap #HipHop
2 - Daniel Bodemann – About Everything and Nothing #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock
3 – Mr. Tac a.k.a. “Chocolate” – Fire #FreeMusic @mrtacaka @Noisetrade #rap #hiphop
4 – Angie Perrin – No Revenge #FreeMusic @mzangieperrin @Noisetrade #Gospel #RandB
5 – Benedictio – Mass of True Devotion #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Acoustic
6 – Adventures Music – Greatest God (single) #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Folk #Favorite
7 - Jason Chatham – Anthems of the Fierce #FreeMusic @JayChat @Noisetrade #Gospel #Alternative
8 - Battleground City – Ridge the Kid: Into The Light (single) #FreeMusic @bg_city @Noisetrade #gospel #hiphop
9 - Josh Guthrie – Selftitled #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Indie
10 - Jared and Alisha Gregory – Heart Song #FreeMusic @JaredAlisha @Noisetrade #Gospel #Favorite
11 - F.R.E.E. – Midnight Love (Single) #FreeMusic @4EverFREEmusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #HipHop
12 – Voice of Eden – Waking Eden #FreeMusic @voiceofedenmm @Noisetrade #Gospel #Pop
13 - The Gregory Brothers – Home Alone: The Song #FreeMusic @gregorybrothers @Noisetrade #Comedy #Pop
14 - Equipped – The Fruit #FreeMusic @ChuckChrist @Noisetrade #HipHop #Rap #Favorite
15 - Bruh Mike – The Champ #FreeMusic @BruhMikeOnFire @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rap
16 - Dustin Searles Band – Satisfied #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Indie #Gospel
17 - Luke Brawner – Offerings #FreeMusic @lukebrawner @Noisetrade #Folk #Rock
18 – Will McCullough – Two Worship Songs #FreeMusic @Noisetrade #Gospel #Ambient
19 - Theody – We Are Yours (Single) #FreeMusic @theodyband @Noisetrade #Gospel #Rock
20 - Dynahsti – Super Hero #FreeMusic @Dynahsti @Noisetrade #Gospel #Pop
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For Fans of : LecraeAndy MineoReconcileS.O.Json
1 Song rap single by Kevin Ross titled “Don’t Be Afraid”
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Overall Thoughts:
Clearly messages song about Christ.. about life.. well but together lyrics.. the first transition is a bit overbearing.. but the song itself it good… I enjoyed it
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Semi-Professional

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7 Song gospel rock album by Daniel Bodemann titled “About Everything and Nothing”
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Overall Thoughts:
A rock worship feel.. as well as some good acoustic … and even some classic hymns.. nice vocals..  good messages.. 
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional
Stand Outs:
“Hiding Place” – very nice! Great devotion.. fun song.. 
“Return To Blue” – interesting.. this song actually makes me think of the band ‘By The Tree’.. which in my opinion.. is VERY cool! 
“Return to Home” – just the acoustic start of this is so calming.. so nice.. the vocals open up.. .and well.. I must say I like this one.. 
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For Fans of : Christian/Gospel : Hip Hop
1 Song rap single by Mr. Tac titled “Fire”
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Overall Thoughts:
A heavy beat rap song.. kind of ‘scary’ in feel.. made me think of Halloween at the start… once you get into it.. where the rap actually starts I feel it picks up nicely .. and has some good lyrics.. 
Recording Thoughts:
Pretty Good … Semi-Professional
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1 Song R&B gospel single by Angie Perrin titled “No Revenge”
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Overall Thoughts:
Pleasant r&b .. with a good grain of Christian sourcing.. well put together.. nicely mixed.. great vocals
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional

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For Fans of : Christian/Gospel : Acoustic
12 Song gospel worship album by Benedictio titled “Mass of True Devotion”
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Overall Thoughts:
Calming.. good worship .. an interesting sounding.. kind of older feel to it.. a bit hymnish.. and really kind of ‘christmassy’ .. in a way… I guess the ‘mass’ idea is really what it is .. very sombre .. reverent music
A good listen.. 
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional

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1 Song folk gospel single by Adventures Music titled “Greatest God”
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Overall Thoughts:
acoustic.. grassroots .. folk setting.. great vocals.. very beautiful .. so very good lifting of the Lord
I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional

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5 Song worship album by Jason Chatham titled “Anthems of the Fierce”
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Overall Thoughts:
a very interesting ‘feel’ to the music.. certainly in a way recognizable.. as well as certainly Christ centered worship.. pretty cool.. moving right along into a slick harder rock feel as well
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional
Stand Outs:
“In the Highest” – really liked this one.. 
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For Fans of : Cross MovementLecraeCorey RedBizzle
1 Song rap single by Battleground City titled “Ridge The Kid : Into The Light”
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Overall Thoughts:
This is not bad.. a bit rough at the start as it does not totally run ‘smoothly’.. the message is pretty cool.. interesting.. lyrics clever.. 
As the song continues you get a much better melded song.. very slick sounding.. I found I quite liked it
Recording Thoughts:
Pretty Good … Semi-Professional to Professional

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5 Song indie gospel album by Josh Guthrie self-titled
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Overall Thoughts:
Honestly.. an alternative rocking worship album from what I am getting.. great energy, passion.. great music..

Recording Thoughts:

Very Good…. Professional

Stand Outs:
“This Is For You” – Awesome song!!
“Savior, Crucified” – Oh.. beautiful.. so very good! 
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11 Song gospel worship album by Jared and Alisha Gregory titled “Heart Song”
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Overall Thoughts:
Some.. funky and fun worship music.. interesting sound.. good vocals.. a bit of a different.. fresh feel.. 
I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional
Stand Outs:
“Linger In Your Presence” – Fun and enjoyable song really putting forth the desire of the Lord’s presence.. His love.. I really liked the beat
“Know You” – very cool
“Replenish” – beautiful.. encouraging song!
“Rest in Your Love” – very much a Steven Curtis Chapman mixed with Bebo Norman feel in this song.. I very much liked it
“Just Like You” – so good!

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For Fans of : FloetryMary MaryJaiLecrae
1 Song Hip Hop gospel single by F.R.E.E. titled “Midnight Love”
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Overall Thoughts:
A good Christ centered R&B.. a good lifting of the Lord.. maybe a bit too much in the ‘love’ section.. it could be confusing, but those who have been in a position to just need Christ in these times.. will get it and appreciate it.
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional

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1 Song pop Gospel by Voice of Eden titled “Waking Eden”
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Overall Thoughts:
Pretty cool.. a bit funky.. techno like sound.. interesting.. uplifting.. good .. the vocals are not totally to my liking the full time, but are still pretty good
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Semi-Professional
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1 Song christmas single by The Gregory Brothers titled “Home Alone: The Song”
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Overall Thoughts:
This is a comical Christmas song that made it through the cracks and I just could not pass it up as if you saw this movie … you would love this song.. amazing .. hilarious and just all around fun nostalgia 
And even with all that .. great vocals.. even the classic ‘Home Alone’ Christmas feel.. 
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional

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For Fans of : FlameTrip LeeLecraeBizzleDa Truth
16 Song rap album by Equipped titled “The Fruit”
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Overall Thoughts:
Good.. hard rap.. very good lyrics.. mixed well.. and just really confidently put forth.. very good.. great focus on Christ.. on Christian ideals.. and the desire to be more like Christ
this also has some great nerdy.. dorky type lyrics.. I really enjoyed it (find me on instagram – @derkdork and twitter @instaderkdork for how dorky I can be.. ha!)
I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Very Good … Professional
Stand Outs:
“Intro” – great song on the fruit of the spirit.. very strong and biblical
“Street Fighter” – awesomely dorky song mixing Street Fighter with Christian principles.. enjoyed it greatly
“In Him” – I liked this.. but one could be confused by the ‘if you kill yourself’ comment.. I guess.. just being the ‘kill the flesh’ attitude we should have.. that can be confused too.. we need to die to live.. but we die to our own desires.. our own selfish needs.. and we adhere to God’s.. as the song states .. we gain ‘In Him”.
“Hello Love” – great message.. very uplifting!
“Focused” – very impressive rap skills.. 
“None Like You” – great lifting of Christ! Amen!
“Pound Cake” – so very cool.. well done!
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1 Song gospel rap single by Bruh Mike titled “The Champ”
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Overall Thoughts:
Interesting .. fun song.. a bit reminiscent of ‘The Champion’ by Carmen.. but certainly rap in style.. a good listen.. a good ‘get into gear’ song
Recording Thoughts:
Good .. Semi-Professional

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1 Song indie gospel single by Dustin Searles Band titled “Satisfied”
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Overall Thoughts:
A good worship song.. simple lifting of the Lord .. for the change.. the act of Salvation.. the desires transformed within one’s heart.. great message 
Recording Thoughts:
Good … Professional


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1 Song folk rock single by Luke Brawner titled “Offerings”
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Overall Thoughts:
Good folksy sound.. acoustic.. vocals are pleasant. the message is a .. ‘this’ compared to ‘this’ but as well… a look to God .. and just focusing on that – really it just has a carefree feel.. looking past all ‘this’, ‘that’ and such… a great message!
 I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Very Good … Professional

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For Fans of : PraiseWorshipJesus
2 Song acoustic worship songs by Will McCullough titled “Two Worship Songs”
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Overall Thoughts:
Beautiful music.. beautiful imagery … great vocals… common themes.. but just .. well.. this ambient, beautiful sound was amazing.. very good!
‘Jesus, Lover of my Soul’ is a classic to me.. and this is a well done version.. very calming
I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Very Good … Professional
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For Fans of : FireflightPlumbAbandonFlyleaf
1 Song Gospel Rock single by Theody titled “We Are Yours”
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Overall Thoughts:
Awesome rocking song.. great message.. vocals are right on target.. very slick.. fun.. and just all around uplifting! 
I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Very Good … Professional


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1 Song gospel pop single by Dynahsti titled “Super Hero”
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Overall Thoughts:
A simple messaged song.. a great sound.. good harmony.. vocals.  I really enjoyed the message.. a great lens to looking at God.. 
Uplifting.. fun.. .very catchy
I am adding this to my favorites
Recording Thoughts:
Very Good … Professional

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Derek Jordan is a Children’s Pastor and Men’s Leader in his home church, a Drafter to pay the bills,  a Music Book Reviewer, and PrestidigitatorHe is a Fantasy reader, Whovian, and Gnoming enthusiast. Derek lives in Alabama with his wife and four children.
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2 replies

  1. Thank you for your reviews! Especially of Theody! My son and daughter – in – love are the bass player (although not in this particular song) and lead singer.

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