All posts tagged: Dream Label Group

Album Review ~ Irwin’s Christmas Collection By Matthew Parker

Category General/Mixed Genre Electronic/Pop/Christmas Rating 4 Stars Review Matthew Parker’s Irwin’s Christmas Collection is an interesting EP with an edge, with each of the four songs being a distinct number in it’s own category—from the hilarious Mistletoe Meltdown to the speedy 12 Days of Christmas, to the thrilling Carol of the Bell with a James Bond vibe and danger element, to the worshipful Kindle that tells and honors the birth of Christ, there’s never a dull moment start to finish. Parker’s boldness in exploring multiple themes with his music presents a Christmas treat with delightful results. For something special, something different, something fun, but with the Christmas spirit, Parker’s new drop is a ticket to such an experience. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to DREAM Label Group GM, Lance Brown, for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion. About Matthew Parker Matthew Parker grew up in a small town in Michigan. He wasn’t especially interested in music as a kid, but …

Album Review ~ DREAM Christmas Vol. 4 By Various Artists

Category Religious/Christian Genre Holiday/Christmas Release Date November 1, 2019 Rating 4 Stars Review In this fabulous come-together by DREAM’s artists to celebrate and usher in the Christmas spirit, though ultra modern, the songs do a fine job of remaining true to the authentic message of Christmas—ultimately, that Jesus came, Jesus saves, and God is with us. It’s not every version of the classics that endears, but Switch’s Joy opens the volume beautifully, setting the tone for the entire album. The songs that follow, like Joy, prepared with a twist of urban and pop, produce a fresh taste that won’t easily be forgotten. DREAM’S Vol. 4 is an album whose repertoire can span multiple Christmas events—a party, church service, personal worship, etc.—and deeply satisfy. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that  A ‘thank you’ to DREAM Label Group and Lance Brown, DREAM GM, for a free copy in exchange for an honest opinion.  About DREAM Christmas Vol. 4 From the bottom of our hearts we wanted to say …

Album Review ~ God So Good By Life.Church Worship

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship/Praise Release Date September 20, 2019. Rating 4 Stars Review Life.Church Worship stirs up a celebration with this brilliant, yet spiritually uplifting release. The instrumentals at various moments turned out to be pleasantly surprising in a classicly unique way, so that the music altogether is filled with God’s glory and inspires praise, joy, and enjoyment. The heart of God So Good celebrates God as the center of our life and that He is the ONLY One worthy to be praised and worshipped. God So Good showcases the ultimate vision/mission of Life.Church and its worship team—the principle by which they’ve come to be known—that life and truly living begins with God. *Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. Much appreciation to DREAM GM, Lance Brown and DREAM Label Group/DREAM Worship for a free album copy in exchange for an honest opinion.  About Life.Church Worship Life.Church Worship is a collective of worship pastors from Life.Church, a multi-site church meeting at 33 physical locations in 10 …

Album Review ~ Marble & Mortar Vol. 2 By 29:11 Worship

Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship Release Date May 5, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review 29:11 Worship’s Marble & Mortar Vol. 2 continues superbly, picking up where Vol. 1 left off (read the TBAP review of Vol. 1 here) by opening with the soft, slow and beautiful Messiah, a song that glorifies the work of Jesus on the Cross and adores Him for the life He earned for us. With its uplifting message and heart-shaking music, there couldn’t have been a better way to begin Vol. 2. In listening, the music induces an atmosphere where hope and mercy promised are not only felt in the air, but also descend into the deepest part of the soul. The rest of the volume follows in kind, producing an album-culture of complete surrender, heartfelt gratitude, and glorious praise of God for His mercy and magnificence—a true testimony of faith, hope, and love that promise to stand, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Marble & Mortar Vol. 2 uplifts the soul, glorifies the Son, displays the work of the …

Album Review ~ Death of Death by Life Church Worship

  About the Album Following the success of their new Switch album, Symphony (read the TBAP review here), Life.Church will release a new album from Life.Church Worship on May 3. Death of Death is a powerful album with beautiful, hopeful lyrics. The title track celebrates how Jesus conquered death by dying on the cross and rising three days later. Life.Church is a multi-site church based in the U.S. and is known for creating the YouVersion Bible App, which has been downloaded in every country of the world. Category Religious/Christian Genre Contemporary Worship Release Date May 3, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Life Church Worship’s Death of Death begins softly but confidently with a message of praise and hope for what Jesus accomplished on the Cross. The entire album is an anthemic worship that lifts up the Name of God for His amazing redemption of man and His unrelenting love and pursuit of us, never giving up on us until we arrive at the full image of Jesus—a display of Easter at its core! Life Church’s …

Album Review ~ Control Vol. 2 By Joel Vaughn

Category Religious/Christian Genre Urban Pop Rating 5 Stars Review Control Vol. 2 begins with such energy and vibes that prepare the heart and soul for worship and praise, as is mirrored in the opening song, Unreserved. Joel Vaughn brings the flavor unique to him that breathes passion and unreserved surrender to a God he believes in, and this shines through in his voice and music. It’s impossible to miss—and almost unforgivable not to mention—the undeniable growth of the singer and songwriter in Vaughn. The increased confidence in craft is evident, amiable, contagious, and inspiring, as though Vaughn not only knows what He is about, but believes the truth preached in his music, lives by them, and now offers them to the world. Since Control Vol. 2 picked up from where Vol. 1 left off (read the TBAP review here), the same theme runs through—Letting Go and Letting God, which is the best decision any individual could ever make. The songs portray various situations and circumstances where faith may be tested, and the believer is reminded …

Album Review ~ Daydreamer By Matthew Parker

Category General Genre Pop Release Date October 26, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review Matthew Parker’s Daydreamer opens with the eclectic Alice, an invitation to a musical journey inspired by a heart rich with much to say about life, which is the undertone expressed throughout the album in a myriad of ways. The beauty of Daydreamer album—as showcased by the song, also, by which the album is titled—is that it highlights the truth that Christians, like everyone else, live in a world where each individual is exposed to multiple experiences that come together to build the individual into the person that they are—love, dreams, friendship, mistakes, faith, hope, heartbreak, sorrow etc. And in the midst of the lyrics and the music, is a signature blend which brings to the music scene a quintessential pop quality unique to Parker and Parker alone. Parker hits his notes with such beautiful melodious ease and impressive skill that it is nothing short of outstanding. Daydreamer is an album that invites the listener to experience the highs and lows while maintaining …