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Crptc_Prgrmr

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Maybe a risky topic to get into , but what music/artists are you interested in?

One of my favorites is Keith Green...

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Pretty much all I listen to anymore is instrumental Celtic & American Indian music. When I want to hear something with vocals I listen to Gary Puckett, Styx, Journey or Ronnie Milsap.
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I was thinking of posting this

R&B & really "churchy" music are probably the only types of music for which I have some dislike. Every other style I'm usually fine with (in Christian music).

I like a lot of the bands in Christian music. My most favorite are Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, dcTalk, & Paul Coleman Trio. My favorite artists are probably Michael W. Smith & Rich Mullins. I could keep going on and on with others I like, but I'll keep it short

I listen to Keith Green from time to time

Brice, have you ever heard of John Huling? Great American Indian music. You should check him out.

BlazeQ

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The sweet goodness of Christian metalcore. Here are a few bands I enjoy:

Norma Jean(Luti-Kriss), Zao, Living Sacrifice, Embodyment, Training for Utopia, Hopesfall, Underoath, etc.

MeanManInOz
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The only good Christian bands IMO are Rez, Messiah Prophet, Darryl Mansfield, Glenn Kaiser and Larry Norman. I presume the question relates only to Christian bands ?
BlazeQ

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I wouldn't think it pertains only to Christian music. I myself rarely listen to secular music, one of the exceptions being Tosca by Suzuki.

BlazeQ

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MeanManInOz
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I listen mostly to secular music because it's better. I listen to music because I like it, not because I endorse the lyrics. I really like Jimi Hendrix at the moment, he is just awesome, especially his ballads.
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i'm really getting into apologetix lately...
they are soooo funny
yet filled with great doctrine, memorable and they do a real good job at their parodies in most cases (though you have to expect that covering such a wide genre of music, they aren't going to do it all well)

i particularly like their paraody of "bohemian rapsody"

but with music in general. I like a wide variety from some old hymns to modern worship to quite heavy stuff, but for me.. but its more about whether the music is annointed (or by what measure) than the style that gets me.. though of course thats something that can't be measured in a tangible way, but can be dicerned by the SPirit, but often you can tell by the lives and words of the people who preform it. If there life is a reflecting of beautifully serving the Lord with humility, the music is going to reflect that.. If Glorifying CHrist is their primary concern, then their music is going to reflect it.. If being a band is more important than taking up their cross then their music is going to reflect that, even if they have catchy tunes and perfectly sound lyrics.. I bet the sound of davids psalms would sound horrid to our modern ears ( ancient mideastern music was not that great very simple scales etc), But Boy David's music would have been annoited...


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Crptc_Prgrmr

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As I've said before, most of what I remember ARE the lyrics, so I have to disagree with secular music being better. I think we should be careful about the influences we allow into our lives, bad lyrics included. A little stupidity here and there by secular writers is one thing, all out assaults on true morality is another. Some people may be able to ignore the words being said but I can't count myself that lucky all the time.

That said there are plenty of good secular songs out there which I enjoy as well. Every good thing comes from God.

Also, I've got a theory that a lot of song writers went on strike and so artists have had to write their own lyrics. I heard the following lyrics at a shoe store: "I got hope like soap on a rope." Try singing that with a streight face

Al Yankovic anyone?

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Al Yankovic anyone?

Amish Paradise! Rocky Road! and 3 or 4 cassettes of other insane hits!

yeah ok i like silly stuff from time to time. i'm an easy going guy for the most part so humor is something i really appreciate - even in secular music.

i hate pop music. pop music being made fun of is another thing

i haven't listened to secular music (i mean to say listened by choice) for quite some time. i guess i can say that for any music actually. but that's changing. it's nice to have some tunes playing in the background while at work or play.

i used to be - and i guess still am - into the "older" christian stuff (whitecross, whiteheart, petra, d&k, allies, mws, russ taff, wayne watson, margaret becker, amy grant, bride, mylon lefevre/broken heart, david meece...and so much more). i really like the "newer" stuff coming out from the "indie" labels (tooth/nail, gotee bros, etc).

does that date me? heheh

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Lyrics are a main part for me. What is it that I always hear people quoting? Oh yeah... "Garbage in, garbage out." Pretty simple. Also, Christian music has progressed a lot and currently most of it is on par with the secular. The lyrics put it over the top.

I do like some of the great musicians who produce in secular industry. Bob Dylan and Leo Kottke being my favorite.

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i hate pop music. pop music being made fun of is another thing
Like Switchfoot's "Poparazzi"? That's a funny song.

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Crptc_Prgrmr

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Gotta agree with ya there Nfektious! Life doesn't take me serious so why should a I take it serious (or something like that)?
I grew up listening to Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith and Wayne Watson and Twila Paris...

BlazeQ, Rich Mullins is one of my favorites as well "I like to see the pictures, way up in the sky, they look like moving pictures as the clouds go by..."

"If you're fightin' for zion and you're on the Lord's side, I think you're gonna find there ain't no trouble at all..."

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Faith without works is like a song you can't sing, it's about as useless as a screendoor on a submarine...

Crptc_Prgrmr

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Something kinda funny related to one of Michael W. Smith's more recent songs came about as we were driving and listening to the radio...The song was about Colorado and at the time we were driving through that state...The lyrics mentioned its big clear sky or something like that...At the time we were in the middle of hurricane force winds, rain and loads of kicked-up dust. You couldn't see more than twenty feet away at times, much less the sky. It seems someone at the station had a wry sense of humor....

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hey, you thought that this was a risky topic Crptc_Prgrmr why ?

sorry if I said this in another thread, but sarah maclachlan

I just love her music, especially "Angel", anybody else 'know' her ?

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Crptc_Prgrmr

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Because people have such varied tastes. Obviously it hasn't gotten all that controversial after all...

Anyone heard Mark Lowry's renditions of some popular Christian music?...

"I..am..look'n for a surgeon, who'll work overtime to find my face in this world, my face in this world..."

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Faith without works is like a song you can't sing, it's about as useless as a screendoor on a submarine...

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quote:
Originally posted by Crptc_Prgrmr:

Al Yankovic anyone?

Al fan here. Ray Stevens too.
Christian - Geoff Moore, SCC, etc.

-Tim

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I enjoy Al

Hmm, I love Chevelle, Creed, Some of the BETTER System of a Down stuff (go to www.songmeanings.net and look for 'Science', 'Aerials', 'Storage',and 'Chop Suey', just have to defend myself on this one, because they are known to use unacceptable lyrics sometimes) I like one Skillet song, Jars of Clay, DC Talk, 12 Stones, and most of the harder christian stuff that you probably havent heard of.

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Simdrone052

if you like heavier christian music,
check out www.godcentric.com/forgiven
and tell me what you think... in the next few months i am probably going to try to publish, distribute , sell this album...

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Simdrone052

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Ohhh, wow, these songs rule! Fallacy and stand are what I have downloaded so far, but thats just becaue I have a crappy old 56k...

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Crptc_Prgrmr

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Just listened to some Rich Mullins music again, still some powerful lyrics, and the melodies are stunning. There's just more depth and meaning to it than most Christian music out there. 14 years later I can't help but feel a bit disapointed at modern Christian music.

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There's a difference you know, 'tween having faith and playing make-believe. One will make you grow, the other one's just a fantasy...

Faith without works is like a song you can't sing, it's about as useless as a screendoor on a submarine...

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I agree about some modern Christian music, however there is good stuff being produced. Just have to find it Earthsuit is REALLY good. They are heavy rock and from the couple songs I've heard (3 to be exact ) they have pretty deep lyrics.

BTW have you heard Mitch McVicker? He was one of Rich Mullins buddies and survived the accident that killed Rich. He sounds fairly similar to Rich Mullins and has a couple songs that they wrote together.

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U2 is my favorite band.

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Crptc_Prgrmr

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I've only seen Mitch McVicker as a co-writer with Mullins, haven't heard anything by him since.

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There's a difference you know, 'tween having faith and playing make-believe. One will make you grow, the other one's just a fantasy...

Faith without works is like a song you can't sing, it's about as useless as a screendoor on a submarine...

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oh i just love rich mullens music, just bought some new cd's (lost all the old ones) recently.... such powerful lyrics, and his music , though not a style of everyone's liking is unique and well done... I think he'll always be my favourite Christian musician... not just because of his music, but because of his heart, his submission to God, and the power of his message in the lyrics..

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Yes I am quite fond of Rich Mullins.

I don't neccessarily like his style, but he put his whole heart into his music in utter praise to God.

May he continue to rejoice at Home.

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Hi Insane poet
You said "U2 is my favorite band."
They are good aren't they. I went to school with them and know all them well. 3 of them gave their lives to the Lord. Bono (Paul Hewson), Larry Mullins and the Edge (David Evans also his sister Gillian). I have been with and seen Bono in some pentecostal churches, but he sometimes goes through a struggle with his faith and delves into catholocism or buddhism. I would ask those of you who read this to pray that the confusion leaves him and he will continue to grow in his walk with the Lord, I'm sure he would inspire many to come to the Lord (I know some who did after listening to October). Remember, when you hear them, pray for them.
God Bless,
Shaun Aisbitt
2Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

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I will pray for him.

I wasn't around for October (is it any good?) the oldest U2 alblum I have is War.


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Well I have lots of music i like. Im into the rock, punk stuff and these are the stuff i think are cool
P.O.D.!
Thousand Foot Krutch
Newboys (some songs are cool, like breaskfast)
dctalk is cool
audio adrenaline
some skillet stuff
Pillar!
Kutless!
BlindSide

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ArchAngel

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I like alot. mostly christian.


from P.O.D. to Newsboys to Aurora to DC Talk to Kirk Franklin to Thousand Foot Krutch to John Reuben to GRITS to SuperChick to Andy Hunter to Relient K to V*Enna to Swithfoot to KJ-52.

I mostly like Rock, HipHop and Rap are cool, I like Techno, occasional Pop is okay.

Later.

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Is P.O.D. a 'christian' group ?
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Like most everyone else here I like several different styles of music. That wasn't always the case, but ever since I started my walk with the L-rd I have found my "music horizon" has broadened.

My favorite groups ( at least right now anyway ) are Third Day and Jennifer Knapp. But I also enjoy DC Talk and Newsboys.

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Is P.O.D. a 'christian' group ?

POD (Payable On Death) claim to be a christian band. Haven't heard much other than 'Alive' so wouldn't know, but this is interesting
http://www.av1611.org/crock/pod.html

Anyways music i like... Drum n Bass, Hard House, Hard Trance, Rock (metal, grunge etc etc), some hip-hop and rnb.

Bands i like: InMe, Placebo, S.O.A.D, Killswitch Engage. I like some stuff by Slipknot, but make a point of not listening to it. Ermmm... Thin Lizzy lol.

Dj's i like: John Digweed, Judge Jules, Zinc, Randall, Micky Finn, Hixxy, Sy, Slipmatt, Vibes.

Mc's i like: Shabba and Skibadee

Think thats it.

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Genre: Christian: Metal (instrumental, metalcore, melody), Rock, Contemp. Worship/Praise, Classical, Opera, Instrumental Piano, Gothic and mixes of the above.
ArchAngel

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yeah, P.O.D. is christian. There lyrics aren't always explicitly christian, but I find a lot of tie-ins. they would refer to God as Jah. They may not always seem like a christian band, because they don't approve to much of a "christian subculture." They are more into a sortof ministry. I guess.

Later!

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I listen to various sorts of music - some christian, some secular. I love some of the hymns if played by a good organist. You should hear an organ played by students fresh from college . I listen to some DC Talk and Newsboys also. I've heard some Creed.

My tastes vary from time to time.

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I didn't think I liked hip-hop until two days ago when I stumbled on some free hip-hop tracks on mp3.com. I was expecting lyrics like those of Eminem or Dr Dre abouting killing people but all the stuff I've found so far has been awesome poetry by artists who are Christians. I've downloaded about 40 tracks of it tonight. Some of its very subtly Christian (I might try and trick my non-believing mates into listening to it ) and some of it is spiritual warfare.

I really really recommend...
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/185/john_rocker.html
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/42/lojique.html
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/49/sphere_of_hip_hop.html

My favs...
Whose Side Are You On? (f. Lojique)"
War Going On (f. Lojique)"

I like free things Like grace...

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Krylar

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Hiya,

I still listen to Stryper often...and it's been YEARS since they released stuff.

Metal is my bag, mostly, although I listen to a bunch of different stuff at this point...including classical ;D

-Krylar

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Chicago's early albums.. their first one was the best.. they just got worse and worse... Electric Light Orchestra is an excellent group (well, Jeff Lynne that is.. the only real member.. ) as well....
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I hate to admit it, but I've been listening to a bit of Stryper of late.
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I still listen to Stryper often...and it's been YEARS since they released stuff.

I've heard alot about them, but I actually haven't heard any of thier music. Anyone have a link where I could download some song samples?

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They are basically 80's glam/rock. Which is a style I like a lot. www.stryper.com appears to be down at the moment, so there's no link with samples, although you can always get some with winmx or whatever it is people use at the moment.
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Don't remember the last time I heard Stryper, I remember the band name though. One of my current favorites though is Tourniquet. Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm is an excellent album. They've acheived an awesome balance where a Christian can be uplifted in listening to it, and a secular person can also listen without feeling suffocated by a Bible-over-the-head approach. Excellent job to them :-).

Yeah, I also listen to POD, they're one of my favorites. They do have a very strong Christian message when you begin listening for it. "The Messenjah" on the Satellite album is one of my favorites for that.

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I don't know if any of you are in the San Antonio TX area but Michael Sweet who was the lead singer for Stryper. For more information go by http://www.stryper.com You can check him out also at http://www.michaelsweet.com although there is no updated schedule on his personal site.

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ops forgot to say he and his new band are posted to be in San Antonio on Feb 9th at the Catacombs. http://www.catacombs.fr.st/

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Thanks for the info. I haven't been to the Catacombs yet, though I've heard a lot about them. I'll check that out

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I am sorry but I have been in contact with Michael and I am sorry but I was up to late and did make a mistake. His brother Robert and his new band Embliss will be at the cats in San Antonio.
Please forgive the mis-information
Sincerely,
David Kelsey
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What is everybody listening to nowadays?

I still get so effected by Sarah MacLachlan's "Angel" number, it just chokes me up

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Currently I am listening to the soundtrack for the game Halo. I also have been listening to a lot of classical and soundtracks for movies. Pretty much the only category of secular music no one can argue against (unless the soundtracks feature artists that are ungodly).
ArchAngel

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lol.. chiefy, you dug this up? haha


well.. new bands I like to listen to... is Project86 and Evanescence...

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