Friday, November 21, 2008

Spiritual Formation and Music

My friend Phil encouraged a few friends to make a list of songs that have impacted our spiritual formation. I thought that this was a really interesting exercise.

Here's my list:

Just because You can't see... - Anathallo

Declared, Bannered - Anathallo

Intervention - Arcade Fire

(Antichrist Television Blues) - Arcade Fire

Jimmy Eat World - Goodbye Sky Harbor (for its meaning tied to Owen

Priest and Paramedics - Pedro the Lion

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Pedro the Lion

Vito's Ordination Song - Sufjan Stevens

Come Thou Fount - Sufjan Stevens

Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine

All that You Can't Leave Behind - U2

Miracle Drug - U2

Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

God of Wine - Third Eye Blind

What songs would make your list?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Great New Music

My good friend Ben Coy was kind enough to give me a pre-release of his album that is coming out next Tuesday. I have been listening to it all morning, and it is honestly one of the best albums start to finish I have heard all year. It is a collection of old hymns with rewritten tunes and new hymns that Ben wrote. This is a description of the album and one of the bluesier tunes.

If you like it, check out Ben's website for more info.