Friday, August 17, 2007

Oh, Yeah it's Good to Be Free...

Good modern worship music is hard to come by these days. Most mainstream worship music we call modern has an 80's early U2 sound. It would be at home on classic rock radio playlist with Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ad Billy Joel. That's nice for the forty plus crowd, but what about those of us under forty (whether in reality or in our dreams)?

Jeff Thompson's debut album featuring modern worship tunes has a refreshingly accesible sound. I listened to it a few times through while on the road this week and I'm diggin' it. Thompson's original lyrics are uncomplicated and run on repeat in your brain. They're fun to sing. The music and riffs remind me of Third Eye Blind, Foo Fighters, and the Ramones, only cleaned up melodically so they're not too out of place in church. The forty plus crowd has no problem joining in the chorus.

My absolute favorite track is Alive.

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7 comments:

Max Power said...

SCORE! This is like being reviewed in the "Rolling Stone" of blogs. Now I can die in peace...

April said...

I would be really excited if I could find worship music that sounded like Springsteen or Billy Joel.

Bryon Mondok said...

April:

Geoff Moore and the Distance's early stuff (1989-1990) has sort of a Springsteen sound.

april said...

Noted.

Rick said...

Amen to that, brother.

Elizabeth said...

I have Jeff's CD and I LOVE it! Nice to have awesome and familiar worship music to listen to!

bryan.stupar said...

thanks bryon,
these guys are good.