CCM's 500 best albums of all times.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:41 AM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:17 AM
The guy's a nut.
Seriously, I've run across this list before. He has laboured on it since. It is a ponderous chain. I probably own 70 percent of it. I'd never have the time or patience to go to such great lengths discussing it, but I'm glad someone did. I do think he tends to favor early works by artists who made better records later on.
Edited by mrmando, 19 February 2012 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:39 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:50 PM
U2 and another 50 or so bands/performers on that list. I have no quarrel with the list per se. It's one guy's take on his favorite music, and I enjoyed his commentary. But there are several dozen folks on that list who have nothing to do with CCM. As a list of "My Top 500 Albums That Have Something Vaguely To Do With Christianity And Spirituality," it's just fine. But "CCM's 500 Best Albums Of All Time" is highly misleading and inaccurate. It's also fairly clear that the author hasn't listened to much music since the '90s.
It's not worth getting out the paddles and beating the dead horse of "How does U2 qualify as a CCM band?"
Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:26 PM
#2 reminds me that I haven't heard this record. It also reminds me that I haven't seen the new documentary, and I really want to see it.
#3 is not ccm. But that's been said here.
Wow, he has put a LOT of work into this list. I might spend a little time with the list later on, just checking it out for all the work he's put into it...
Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:22 PM
Some interesting choices...I agree though, he hasn't listened to much music created over the past decade.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:30 AM
Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:57 AM
We used to have this commercial free Christian college radio station that went off the air in the last national economic meltdown, Trevecca Nazarene University radio. It offered a lot more variety and no adverts, and an FM signal repeater in my no-count suburb. I miss it loads. But I can take a list like this guys blog and go to MySpace or the used store and poke around with my CD Walkman for a listen. Even buy a CD when I can't resist The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes & The Pride Of Life, to bring up that guys #1 band. I just discovered the 77s, after 12 years of CCM listening. They are a great find. Probably would never have found them if that radio station was still on the air because it made me go to the web. Life from death maybe...getting the web at home last summer had something to do with it. That band has several albums with their own entourage of diehard fan boys. A good sign. You can download Flac files from their web site. Anyone download from their band site? (http://www.77s.com/index2.html)
To the blog, I can understand preference differences in ordering but some of these bands are like, huh.
Midnight Oil at #255 < CCM? I used to rock to them. I think the front man is a lawyer. Can a lawyer be Christian...just kidding.
Open minded chap to get that huge 500 variety. Maybe it takes half a lifetime of fluctuating musical tastes to see inside that list.