Another Winner From Jars of Clay
Posted April 07, 2009
By JJFrancesco_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Jars of Clay have been making great music for over a decade now. Their last big release was in 2006, with the rocking Good Monsters. Now, an EP, a phenomenal Christmas album, and a change to their own label later, Jars of Clay is back with their new album.
The album opens with "The Long Fall" which is primarily an interlude that leads into "Weapons" which is a typical great Jars song.
Next comes the first single, "Two Hands," which is very enjoyable. Other great songs include "Heaven" and "Don't Stop." Also included on this album are the new songs from last year's Closer EP, "Closer" and "Safe To Land." Both are enjoyable and fit well with the album.
A highlight of the album is the soft "Boys (Lesson One)" in which the guys of JoC give words of wisdom to their sons.
Following that is an album highlight and arguably an album highlight, "Hero." This song with used in promotion for NBC's show King's. The song is great rock tune and is likely to become another classic Jars hit.
After that, the album kind of slows down. The final four songs are by no means bad, but they are not as memorable as most of the preceding ones were and tend to run together somewhat.
However, the album is definitely another great one from Jars of Clay. While it's not outstanding from start to finish, it's at least very good from start to finish and during it's highlights, it is indeed quite outstanding.
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