Well, I never thought I would write that.
I’m still obsessed with Inside Outside by Delirious? but also bought the eponymous album by Jars of Clay from 1995 which is ACE! It’s a little ‘earnest, young man’ for me but it is so melodic. The track ‘Boy on a String’ is very strong but the highlight is ‘Flood‘ – anthemic, melodic. This is a great track to listen to when you feel wretched and want to pray but can’t: Jars of Clay sort of do it for you. Give it a listen on Spotify or elsewhere.
There is such a variety of Christian music out here. I am shocked! I had no idea. Quite a lot of rap and rock. Just been listening to Manafest on Spotify. Perhaps a bit young for me but I do like some of it.
What’s good about listening to contemporary Christian Music (CCM) for a novice like me?
- helps focus your brain on the divine
- makes you focus on the positives… not happy clappy but things other than ho’s and beeeatches, if you know what I mean
- introduces you to artists you previously knew nothing about
- helps if you want to pray but don’t know how to or what to say
- cos it sounds good.
Of course, some of it is inexorable but that’s true of all genres.