Posted August 10, 2009
By SarahFine_NRT, Staff Reviewer
This album, needless to say, was a bit of a shock to Krystal Meyers loyal fan base. Her previous two albums firmly established the young rocker as a forced to be reckoned with in gospel rock music. When Krystal announced in early 2008 that he third album would be differently musically than anything she’d done before--she wasn’t kidding.
‘Make Some Noise’ not only garnered Krystal a large fan base with fans of the pop/techno crowd, but in a way, her move in changing her sound also lost her the respect of many of her fans. Many people were quick to say that Krystal ‘sold out’ and that her music ‘wasn’t the same’. As a fan of both pop-ier music AND Krystal’s older material, I decided to buy the album and see for myself what all the fuss was about…
The first track (the title track) sets the tone of the album right away, heavy bass rhythms and the catchy chorus immediately tell you that this girl was serious when she said that it would be ‘different’ than her previous material. The next track ‘Love It Away’ sounds too much like the first track…’Shine’ is the third offering from the album and the first single. One of the catchier tunes on the album, speaking of our calling to be salt and light in a dark world. Musically, it’s stays about the same.
‘SOS’ is next and by far the standout track on the album. This is one that Krystal’s fans might have expected off her third album, being the rockiest track on the whole album. Lyrically, it is also where the album shines (no pun intended) as a urgent cry for our Father to save us…very well done. ‘Feels So Right’ goes right back to the pop/techno feel of the album, a love song assumably written for her boyfriend (now her husband) and guitar player Alex. Track 6 ‘My Freedom’ offers up some more danceable material while ‘Beautiful Tonight’, once again, musically remaining just the same, shows you just how much Krystal has matured lyrically since ‘Dying For A Heart’ in 2006. An anthem for those who run to broken and empty replacements when all they need to feel beauty, is to run into the arms of the Creator who made them beautiful.
‘Up To You’ is my least favorite track on the album. It’s not my favorite track lyrically, I’ll let you make your own interpretation of it though. ‘You’ll Never Know’ is the catchiest track on the album, easily danceable, not sounding extremely like the previous songs and lyrically, it goes back to the heart of the love of God. The album ends with ‘In Your Hands’, another electronic ballad.
This album isn’t as horrible as many called it to be, I rather enjoy some of the songs on this album. Easy listening when your having a great day…lyrically though? I still prefer her older albums. I feel this one didn’t have as much to go off of Spiritually for me. Many might like that…but the whole album just isn’t for me. As much as I enjoy pop and techno style, each song sounded a little to much like the previous.
‘Make Some Noise’ is defiantly worth a listen before you buy…but if your looking for rockier material with more in-depth God centered lyrics--check out her two older CD’s.
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