LOW FIVE 10/22/17
Welcome to the second installment of the LOW FIVE series. We have a whole new batch of songs for us to go through. Originally, I think I called these reviews, but really they're nothing close to that. Maybe commentaries? Maybe a mad man's ramblings? Maybe a man with too much time on his day off? All of these and more could be true for this week's LOW FIVE.
96. My Lighthouse (Rend Collective) - I have this theory, and by theory, I mean fact. All Rend Collective songs sound the same. Is that a bad thing? I'll let you decide for yourself. What the Christian Mumford and Sons do have going for them in this song is that there's an accordion player. Which got me thinking. Where are all of the accordion players in church??? Let's step up our game people.
97. At Your Name (Phil Wickham) - Written with Tim Hughes, this song wins our Christian Radio Gold award, which I just made up. This song's not quite first song of the set material like it's younger brother This Is Amazing Grace, but I could see it fitting in second or third. Maybe a post offering/prayer song, with a reprise of the chorus at the end of the service. Boom! Gold.
98. Glory To God Forever (Fee) - This song is from 2009. If you read last week's post, I called a song from 2011 ancient in worship years. This song has stolen that title. I love this song, if even only from a place of nostalgia. We used to do this song all the time at the church I was playing at during high school and college. I think the only thing going against it is it's age, but it finds itself still beating out songs from only a couple of years ago. Good job Fee.
99. Do What You Want To (Vertical Worship) - Holy crap, it's a female singer! Nothing crazy happening in this one, didn't hate it, didn't love it either. One thing that did stand out to me was at the 2:05 mark, they go into the bridge which sounds identical musically to the bridge of Hillsong's "Relentless". Seems suspicious.
100. Always (Kristian Stanfill) - I first heard this song on the One Sonic Society album Forever Reign. I've always loved it, but for some reason have never seen it on a set list, or even put it on one myself. It always loses out to Forever Reign. With those two songs, we run into the same situation as last week between Do It Again and Fullness. Two great songs from the same album, but one takes the worship cake. Which I imagine is an ice cream cake.
That does it for this week's LOW FIVE. Until next time.