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Rend Collective – Good News (Album)

This morning, I sat down and listened to this album that was released at the beginning of the year. This wasn’t my first listen through; however, I wanted to write down what thoughts I had for each track as I listened, and then share them here on my blog. I wrote my thoughts out in my journal and so some of these thoughts are disjointed and are stream of thought. This is not a formal review, just a collection of thoughts from my mind invoked by the music.

Here is the tracklist of Good News – Rend Collective – along with links to the songs on YouTube

  1. Life Is Beautiful – https://youtu.be/Yh9oH27LvNA
  2. I Will Be Undignified – https://youtu.be/CkFGG14JJ-c
  3. Rescuer (Good News) – https://youtu.be/sAg7rn7fH3Q
  4. Counting Every Blessing – https://youtu.be/82b0Tiy0ykk
  5. Nailed to the Cross – https://youtu.be/OmBXy4sLqjM
  6. Hymn of the Ages – https://youtu.be/OmBXy4sLqjM
  7. True North – https://youtu.be/G7HTchrZnZA
  8. Resurrection Day – https://youtu.be/tc7OcNceuVw
  9. No Outsiders – https://youtu.be/vDwKPUumIHo
  10. Weep With Me – https://youtu.be/GAGqvq4N_zQ
  11. Weep With Me (Reprise) – https://youtu.be/KC8nim-g6ec
  12. Marching On (feat. Hillsong Young & Free) – https://youtu.be/nsTHv-atxDc
  13. Yahweh – https://youtu.be/qd7R1H79Vok
  14. Counting Every Blessing (Ukulele Session) – https://youtu.be/9QFeJ0h288o
  15. Christ Lives in Me – https://youtu.be/UYCJ-UdpJNY

And now for my thoughts

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My Top 20 Albums Ever

The title is self explanatory; however, I’ve never really sat down and looked at what my all time favourite albums are. I think this is due to the fact that what I deem a favourite is quite fluid. My mood often dictates what I enjoy at any given time. But, I think I can definitely narrow it down now. At least for this season of my life.

The criteria I used to narrow down this list, include:

  • Enjoying/Appreciating every track on the album – not wanting to skip any.
  • Amount of time I’ve listened to the album (Though this is not prescriptive, as some I’ve only listened through a couple of times, but they just have a certain something about them; or they’re a relatively new album that I’ve only started listening to.)
  • The artist/band/group

So, without further ado. My Top 20 albums, ever. (The top 10 is in order, the rest not in any particular order.)

  1. Still Not Getting Any – Simple Plan
  2. Diamonds – Hawk Nelson
  3. Good News – Rend Collective
  4. The Greatest Showman – Original Soundtrack
  5. Pictures Not Taken – Paul Morrison
  6. Divide – Ed Sheeran
  7. This is Not a Test – TobyMac
  8. The Promise – Plus One
  9. Greetings From California – The Madden Brothers
  10. Avenged Sevenfold – Avenged Sevenfold
  11. Storm Front – Billy Joel
  12. No Other Name – Hillsong Worship
  13. Taking One For the Team – Simple Plan
  14. Hail to the King – Avenged Sevenfold
  15. Highlights of the Phantom of the Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber
  16. The Best of Human Nature – Human Nature
  17. Let’s Talk About Love – Celine Dion
  18. Get Your Heart On! – Simple Plan
  19. Get Your Heart On! The Second Coming – Simple Plan
  20. Simple Plan, Live in Anaheim – Simple Plan

And, there you go. My Top 20 albums. Oh, and anyone who knows me will not be surprised by the fact that Simple Plan features four times. Haha. They are my all time favourite band.