Hello, there! I’m Christopher, which you should have known if you saw my cute little green logo. So, let me not distract you from the following post. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear your thoughts after you’re done reading it! Enjoy!
Guess who’s turning 25 years this year? ApologetiX is and that means it’s time to party!!!
So in 2010, ApologetiX released 11 compilation albums (the Christmas Classics album released in 2013) recapping namely their first 15 albums, remastered and categorized by genres and eras. And I thought it would be fitting to recognize 25 years by going through these 12 albums, album by album, month by month!
Though the first 11 were practically released at the same time, they are kinda in an order in the ApologetiX songbook. The first one is “Party,” and it’s quite fitting to start this review series off, eh?
Not all these songs are my cup of tea, though. And this is party before electrona really stole the clubs. So you got some rock and funk here. This is classic stuff, okay?
But even though these songs aren’t the current DJ’s idea of party, they still get a ton of spins around the country. I can’t believe how many of these songs I’ve heard in places while I’m out and about.
There are some songs that have a rock feel (like “Smooth Grandmama” or “Love and Kisses”), but there are some that are totally not (like “Baa We’re Lambs” and “Stay In The Light”). There’s quite a fun mix of topics, from their classics Bible story retellings (“Meshach”) to songs like the Book of Romans and how it shares about salvation (“Old Time Romans Road”), ApologetiX being a different band (“Play That Funny Music”), to Christmas songs (“December 5 Or 6 B.C.” and “Micah No. 5”).
Again, some of these songs aren’t my style, such as “Found God” and “Twins Came Out.” And there are some songs that I just dig, like “Pray Now (Lost Art)” and “I Love Apostle Paul.” It has quite a mix for your next oldies dance party.
Song By Song Review (Coming soon)
I said IT'S COMING SOON!!!
I will say that one thing that does bug me a little is the track listing order. While I understand it can be tough organizing songs for a compilation, I do think this one could have been a little more obvious. Tracks 1-16 are studio tracks, while 17-22 are live performances. Okay, doesn’t seem too bad at first. I understand that it’s kinda normal and common to place live tracks at the end of an album. But “Play That Funny Music” would have been a great opener for the album because it’s so much like one of the theme songs for the band. Plus the track does open up with “Ladies and gentlemen, ApologetiiiiiX!” I think if that track was placed first and the rest of the album followed suit, I wouldn’t really have any other complaints, I guess.
As remastered songs, these do sound better. While since 2001 ApologetiX has been releasing absolutely quality sounding music, the needs for volume leveling and unity in this album are accomplished! Even songs from their HQ album “Wordplay” sound phenomenal!
If you've been looking for some rock with a dancable beat and a little funk and disco, then you've been reading about the perfect disc!
My favorite tracks: