I don't like modern Christian music much at all but this CD was really good. I got it for one song and now I really like the whole thing except for two songs which I normally really like (Nothing But The Blood, It Is Well With My Soul) only they did a poor job on these two.
I love this CD! Although you will still recognize the familiar hymns and gospel songs, they have been kicked up a notch or two. When I listen to REDEMPTION SONGS I want to tap my toes or get up and dance! The style is not strictly "bluesy country"...there is some rock 'n roll in the mix. Very 21st Century but still very Christ honoring. I give Jars of Clay and friends an A plus!
Jars of Clay has us hooked. Their music touches our hearts deeply, time after time. This is the 4th CD of "Redemption Songs" we have purchased. The 1st cd was lent out then never returned. The 2nd was purchased to replace the first. We purchased a 3rd cd for the car, that cd seems to have made a road trip to our hometown, never to make it back again. The 4th was purchased today to replace the one I gave to my sister. When we got home today we were trying to decide whether or not to bring the cd from the car into the house for a listen, we're thinking about just getting a 5th cd to take care of that. Each purchase is worth every penny. "Redemption Songs" has been a blessing to us and to the many others we have shared it with as well. Thank YOU - GOD. And thank you Jars of Clay. You keep recording, we'll keep listening.
Jars of Clay have taken old classic hymns and turned them into some of the most awesome, enjoyable and grooviest album you can have the blessing of listening to, getting your heart into the presence of our great Savior.