01. Everything About You
02. The Fight Song
04. Things Like You
06. Change Me
07. The Show
10. You Can't Hide
11. Where Will They Go
12. Say Goodbye
13. Everything About You (Alternate Mix)
|The word awesome is not enough Dec 31, 2006|
|This CD is simply one of the best I have listened to in a long time. It contains track after track of really great music that points us toward the one we should be giving glory to - the Lord Jesus Christ.|
You won't be disappointed.
|A pretty good listen with room for growth Aug 12, 2006|
|Sanctus Real spikes their rock with singalong..not really gritty but at times too rocky to really call them power pop. It's hard to know exactly who to compare them to in terms of sound. They're a Christian band but usually avoid becoming too preachy lyrically and that's allowed them a minor degree of mainstream exposure in clubs that more typically book mainstream rock/punk/alt rock acts. This particular CD won Gospel's Dove Award for "Best Modern Rock Album" in 2005.|
"Everything about You" is a charging power popper that became a Christian radio hit. "The Fight Song" sports a lyric that could be interpreted as about general arguments ("I don't really wanna fight over something/that's really nothing/it doesn't matter") or about petty doctrinal squabbles that create disunity within Christ's Church. "Things Like You" takes aim at focusing our lives around the things made instead of the God who made them. ("And I think it's time to find a better way to live my life/Than loving all those things that keep me wrapped so tight") with an insta-singalong hook in "Everyone wants everyone else's everything...". "The Show" uses a rock concert as a metaphor for spiritual longing as lyricists Matt Hammitt and Chris Rohman wish they could have been present for the Day of Pentecost when "You (God's Holy Spirit) stole the show". "Deeds" reminds us we need balance in a Christian walk: we can't be so "heavenly minded" that we're no earthly good while also recognizing good deeds alone don't earn salvation ("If you don't have deeds you have nothing at all/If you don't have faith your deeds will fall".)
"Message" is a backlash against the Supreme Court's opposition to the Ten Commandments display in Alabama courts but it strays into slight paranoia about restriction of Christian expression. ("It might not be too long/before they say they've made our faith against the law") "Say Goodbye" is a fairly generic "letting go" song that's been said before in better ways.
Musically, they're nothing terribly original but they're competent if not creative. Lyrically, there's the inkling that they at least desire to avoid cliche and that's something they should continue to nurture. There are far too many shopworn phrases in CCM today. Good enough that I'll seek out some of their other discs.
|Sanctus Real Rocks! Jul 24, 2006|
|I absolutely love this album. The reason I bought it was because I really liked the song Everything About you and they played it on my local Christian Radio Station alot so I really got curious as to what the Cd would sound like so I bought it and now I listen to it all the time. The whole CD is just fun to listen to. I don't think there is one bad song on it. I totally reccomend it. |
|Not your ordinary Christian rock May 24, 2006|
|I bought the first CD and liked it, but this is the album that made me a fan. Musically, it's edgy without being inaccessible; in fact, several of the songs are quite catchy. Lyrically, the songs are clever, inspirational, convicting, all in all stronger than the usual fare. The vocals are distinctive; it's not a sound many bands can duplicate. If you're still hesitant, listen to the sample clips and I think you'll fall in love like I did. |
|Worth Every Penny Feb 19, 2006|
|This CD is Awesome, a must buy. If ur like me u may be unwilling to risk it on bands u havnt heard before. Take my word take a chance. The CD rocks. Their Style and lyric make this cd amazing.|
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