Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Christian Music that Doesn't Suck

I hated Christian music growing up. Its just so syrupy, shallow and chickified. Luckily, there are apparently fellow Christians who felt the same way and have started to crank out some truly awesome Christian music. For rawkers and metal heads, like me, then you definitely need to check out Demon Hunter, Pillar, Disciple, Project 86 and Skillet. For emos and punkers, check out This Beautiful Republic, MxPx, Hawk Nelson and Reliant K.
Of course there are a number of "secular" artists who are Christians such as Alice Cooper, Megadeth (no joke!), Dream Theater and U2.
For those of you who like acoustic, folky, Americana type stuff then defintely check out Derek Webb. For example, just take a look at Webb's lyrics for "This Too Shall Be Made Right"--
people love you the most for the things you hate
and hate you for loving the things that you cannot keep straight
people judge you on a curve
and tell you you’re getting what you deserve
this too shall be made right
children cannot learn when children cannot eat
stack them like lumber when children cannot sleep
children dream of wishing wells
whose waters quench all the fires of Hell
this too shall be made right
the earth and the sky and the sea are all holding their breath
wars and abuses have nature groaning with death
we say we’re just trying to stay alive
but it looks so much more like a way to die
this too shall be made right
there’s a time for peace and there is a time for war
a time to forgive and a time to settle the score
a time for babies to lose their lives
a time for hunger and genocide
this too shall be made right
I don’t know the suffering of people outside my front door
I join the oppressors of those who i choose to ignore
I’m trading comfort for human life
and that’s not just murder it’s suicide
this too shall be made right
Ain't exactly Sandy Patti is it?
Dig in to these artists and God bless!