Top 10 Release Of 2008
Posted December 16, 2008
By KevinMcNeese_NRT, Staff Reviewer
The latest release from Krystal Meyers has given Christian music a much needed punch of positive energy. Very few albums from the past two years can stand up to the mainstream production powerhouses of Madonna, Ashley Simpson and Britney Spears, offering some amazing hooks without the sex.
Krystal Meyers’ official attempt to conquer both the popular clubs and Christian charts is evident by the subtle lyrics throughout the album, often criticized for being too vague. However, for a pop record, there is incredible depth for those who want to spend a little more time diving in. “Love It Away” could double as an ode to a caring boyfriend until the bridge ends with “our Father will restore.” Other songs like “My Freedom,” and “In Your Hands” could pass as any other pop song about a significant other, but anyone looking at the release in the Christian market will see the strong redemptive message of both.
Songs like “Shine,” “You’ll Never Know” and “Up To You” offer no spiritual message, but I’m ok with that. “S.O.S.,” the only blatantly Christian song allows us to see that the boy next door isn’t the only man in Krystal Meyers life. She has a desire to find love both here on earth and in the heavens and she embraces the search for both throughout Make Some Noise.
On the surface, Make Some Noise is glossy fun with little ambition to be anything else. Is the album full of double meanings and ambition to live outside of youth group meetings and Sunday morning drives? Sure. Is that so wrong? Let me put it this way. I’d rather have a vague song that can either be about a boyfriend or about God from a known Christian artist than the latest trash from so many other pop artists out there.
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