You give life that is worth the loss of mine.
9. 16. 16
Worship music is interesting. It is not only listen to on Sunday mornings, but also as a record to be listened outside of the context of church. When I compare most worship music side by side with the rest of what I listen to, it is boring. I understand worship music is written for the masses, similarly like most pop music. This has turned worship music into a stale, formulaic genre. Don’t get me wrong, every genre becomes stale. That is why genres have “revivals.” Certain bands create music which reconstructs the genre while still remaining true to its core and purpose. If given the recognition it deserves, Citizen & Saints third LP, A Mirror Dimly, has the potential to be one of those records.
Some may say I am jumping on a fad. I know alternative/indie rock is currently one of the more premier genre’s and this record contains many of those vibes. For me, that is a huge positive. It shows that worship music doesn’t need to be wholly contained stylistically within the genre of “worship music.” Also, it is not the alternative influences which are so impressive to me. Instead, it is the song structure and lyrical content. The songs are not predictable. The lyrics are raw, beautifully rich with theology and focused on Christ.
Maybe I’m a cynic. Call me what you will. All I know is this record is wonderful.
For Fans Of: Kings Kaleidoscope, Ghost Ship, Dustin Kensure, Zach Bolen
Favorite Songs: Crown Him, Madness, Relent, Day By Day, Kids, Doubting Doubts
Top 10 Potential: Yes.
Album Cover: 7/10
Album Artwork: https://reelgospel.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/citizens-saints-a-mirror-dimly.jpg