|Unlike most Christian mainstream music, this Cd is awesome! Aug 11, 2005|
|Well I first purchased this cd back in March because of the song "Undeniable". My 4 year old at the time absolutely would go nuts every time we heard it on Christian radio. We would drive down the street to school with a brush and pen in our hands pretending to sing in a microphone all the while he is singing "your the only one...." on the top of his lungs. |
Cd came home at first I really was not feeling the vibe of it since it is no way close to music I would normally listen to, but for my sons sake it was played over and over again for about 2 weeks until I absolutely feel in love with it.
This album has an urban hip hop/acoustic/pop and spoken word type feel to it. Truly an album that sits you in front of Gods thrown in a way that cannot be explained. The lyrics touch the deepest part of the listener. Truth as it unfolds in a story surrounded by all types of sounds and beats that at times makes you want to dance and at others just sit down and let in all sink in.
Won't Back Down
In the Middle
Really every song on this cd is loved, hard to even say what my favorites are.
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|Amazing debut CD May 26, 2005|
|Mat Kearney immediately draws comparisons to other mainstream artists - which is not to say he is unoriginal in the least. But he has taken the best of what's hot and made it his own. You will not hear another artist who sounds so exactly like Chris Martin from Coldplay - especially on "In The Middle." I also found myself recalling Citizen King's "Better Days" and Shawn Mullins "Lullaby." The point is, this CD easily keeps pace with any mainstream release, yet with an emotional punch that resonates from a Christian worldview.|
|a unique album May 25, 2005|
|I found out about Mat Kearney while searching for Electronica Christian Music. I was surprised to find that this album is not electronica but was worth buying. It's hard for me to describe Kearney's style but the majority of the songs are combinations of rap and singing. It's not formulaic but that's the style of the CD with some exceptions like "Lonely" which is a traditional song with no rap. If I had to compare it I would say it's like what you're hearing now from John Mayer, Train, Dave Matthews. I actually had recollections of Sting while listening to this album. It's in the christian section but it's not overtly religious. In other words, it's not preachy. You could put this on secular radio and no one would be able to tell the difference. It's that well written and well produced.|
It's one of the few albums I can listen to entirely. I have my favorite songs but every one of them is well written and unique. The lyrics are beautiful; pure poetry. It's extremely refreshing to listen to an album that is hip hop flavored without having to worry about cursing, sexual references, or violent content. It's what rap was supposed to be in the first place - meaningful and insighful lyrics that make you think about God and life in general. Buy this album if you like good music from creative and innovative artists.
|Mat Kearney is awesome May 23, 2005|
|I just stumbled upon this cd when I was looking for some new praise and worship music and I am SOOOO glad I found this cd. Mat's ability to mix hip-hop, acoustic folk, and his love for God is amazing. I think the best song on this album is 'Won't Back Down'. 'Girl America' and 'Bullet' are two of the weakest tracks, but overall this cd is great.|
I absolutely recommend this cd!
|Great, Great Album Apr 12, 2005|
|I don't ever write reviews but I have not been able to put this cd down. I listen to it day and night literally. I got so excited about it last night telling my friend about it that I decided to write a review today. As everyone else has said - Mat's versatility is amazing. And the way that he's grabbing material from Shakespeare using lines like "Much Ado About Nothing" to Les Miserables "calling you Cosette 'cause God will be your father" - really pulled it up a notch. I'm so glad that I've been fortunate enough to see Mat perform a couple of times but I had no idea that Bullet wasn't the only gem. Keep doing what you're doing...Mat! |
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