Guest / Limited Access /
Burning Like the Midnight Sun
Our Rating
3 Stars - Good
Average Rating
(4 user ratings) ADD YOURS Help
Artist
Release Date
June 1, 2010
Label
Galaxy21 Music

Style: Indie folk-rock; compare to The 77s, Jeff Tweedy, Death Cab for Cutie

Top tracks: "Midnight Sun," "That Melancholy Ghost," "A Friend So Kind"

Having built legendary careers as songwriters, producers, and music business moguls, The Choir's veteran members understand how to create sellable records. Fortunately for their thoughtful constituency the band's bottom line has never been commercial, allowing space for keen verses like, "Yeah that was me / The self-appointed judge of your own orientation / I studied law at the blind man's school of cruel indoctrination." With stark confrontations satisfactory for Derek Webb diehards but enough conversational bent for Andrew Peterson fans, the Grammy-nominated indie rockers plunge headfirst into lyrical provocations of love, loss and the gospel, issuing smooth musical clarity to contrast the murky exploration of everyday faith in their first release since 2005.

Tags:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
TrendingChristian Pundit Dinesh D'Souza Sentenced to 5 Years Probation
Christian Pundit Dinesh D'Souza Sentenced to 5 Years Probation
Former president of The King's College avoids prison time for campaign finance violations.
Editor's PickPowers in the Hood
Powers in the Hood
It takes more than good intentions to do urban ministry—it requires spiritual armor.
Comments
View this article in Reader Mode
Christianity Today
Burning Like the Midnight Sun