Overview 1. GET THE PARTY STARTED 2. WHAT'S GOIN' DOWN 3. IRENE 4. TOBY'S MAC 5. J TRAIN 6. DO YOU KNOW 7. TRU-DOG 8. MOMENTUM 9. YOURS 10. QUIET 11. WONDERIN' WHY 12. SOMEBODY'S WATCHING 13. TRIPLE SKINNY 14. LOVE IS IN THE HOUSE 15. EXTREME DAYS (#1 SONG) 16. DON'T BRING ME DOWN 17. IN THE AIR 16. AFTERWORD
Record Label ForeFront Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.94" Width: 5.63" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Oct 9, 2001
Publisher CHORDANT ACNT# 3707
ISBN 0012177326 EAN 9780012177327 UPC 724382529422
not that great....at all...don't recommend this cd Jul 19, 2006
On a scale of 1 to 5 I rate the music a 1 and the lyrics a 2. I agree on many points with the reviewer A.W. Howell(read the review). The only songs that I liked was 'Irene'(liked the content and that guitar...),'Do you know'was alright and I liked the message contained in 'In the air'but besides that it is not worth listening to. From a Christian girl that is into latin music,r&b,some rock and quality Christian music this rock-rap genre just didn't do it for me. Oh, and what's up with some of these other tracks like 'Toby's Mac', 'Tru-Dog', and 'Triple Skinny'??? I expected so much more, especially more profound lyrics that grab your attention and get you really thinking about Jesus and living a meaningful Chrisitan life. *Helpful advice before buying a cd whether on-line or not:Listen to samples of each song on the cd if possible and look up the lyrics.
Sweet! Jul 14, 2006
This thing just simply ROCKS!!! That's... Why... I mean... You just can't desrcibe it. Man!!!
Get the Party Started! Feb 19, 2006
Toby's first solo album does not disappoint! This is a collection of rock,rap,funk,and some entertaining interludes. Though dc Talk is nothing to shrug at, a lot of fans will be surprised and delighted at the intensity of this album. "J-Train", "Momentum", "I'm Yours", and "Extreme Days" will have you movin, shakin, and singing along. Don't just take my word for it, take Toby's proven track record as one of the most talented, passionate, and God-centered artists out there. Buy this cd and do your "praising" LOUDLY!
Music 3- Lyrics-3 Feb 3, 2006
I'm going try and write a meaningful review rather than spout my opinion on it!
This album is torn down the middle between the produced rock style of 'So help me God'- big guitar riffs, big drums and funky bass lines, with well produced grungy lyrics- and laid back r+b type grooves. The rock stuff has leant a little more toward Linin Park than Jesus Freak was, and it's quite 'high octane' it's nice for a blast when you need a quiick mood change, or in the car. By the time it get's to 'I'm Yours' we are sounding like CC'd linkin park- but the album isn't that bad! Then r+b stuff is smooth, well produced but not quite brilliant- it's not true enough to the genre to really grab r+b fans, but it's a nice tonic for the rock gin.
Don't expect loads of material for your 18 tracks- a lot of it is spoof! Although tru-dog is 100% quality material!
Christian America has a really bad reputation here [with it's hypocritical churches and dog fights over meaningless "theology" (or worse, politics)- while standing by as America chokes the world], so I was concerned about the faith represented in this album- DC talk we're straight up with their lyrics in jesus freak- "what have we become" really challenging their audience's faith and lifestyles. Toby Mac doesn't quite live up to that though- thought Momentum is still definitely _christian_ music. Mac obviously has a good solid faith, and he is right on with it, but I would have liked a few more lyrics to really push at the consciences of his listeners, and challenge us all to live better- for me there is a little too much content about 'the mac' himself, the industry or the hip-hop scene- and not enough about the man nailed to a tree (who our lives should really be about).
The rock tracks earn 5 stars- (Extreme days has a little boy very reminiscent of the "guy with a big fat belly"!) But it goes down to 3 stars because of the slightly under par r+b, too high many spoof tracks, and lyrics which aren't the challenge to modern believers that they could be.
The musical side isn't good enough to being CCM forward or make waves in the genre, or atract non-Christian fans, and the lyrics side isn't challenging enough to spark fervent faith and renewal - both of which Jesus Freak definitely managed.
Buy it and play the hard bits loud to chill out, its a nice album all the same.
Comin' at ya like a whirlwind-A hundred miles an hour's where we'll begin! Jan 21, 2006
Toby Mac rocks and so does "Extreme Days"! If your wondering whats all the hype about give this a spin!