Jars Of Clay (studio album) by Jars Of Clay
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I wonder where the low ratings come from. Is it the softer rock? Either way, I was very impressed with the first half.
I usually don't care for christian rock but Jars of Clay is the exception. This album has a rather beautiful orchestrated pop sound to it and some creative songwriting. The uplifting faith-based lyrics are refreshing to hear. I'm not a religious person but its easy to feel the sincerity behind this and open your heart to it.
It is a pretty good pop/rock album for being christian rock. Most christian/religious music i can't stand because the message overwhelms the music, and for the most part, the message is the key so skilled musicianship comes secondary at best. Not that jars of clay are great musicians, but they do well, and with the help of adrian belew (who has produced david bowie, talking heads and frank zappa) they sound like masters of their art form even though this is their debut. "flood" ("But if I can't swim after forty days / and my mind is crushed by the crashing waves / Lift me up so high that I cannot fall") and "worlds apart" were the hits. Their lyrics were general enough (for a christian rock band) to where God and Love (capital L) could just as well be family or friends or lovers -- however you want to interpret -- and the sort-of-alt-rock sound (in the flavor of toad the wet sprocket) works.
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