Dc Talk
Jesus Freak


4.5
superb

Review

by Bchop13 USER (22 Reviews)
March 15th, 2006 | 100 replies


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist


A lot of people say ewww... when they here this is Christian music. Honestly the genre of Christian music is underrated. Dc Talk did something very important for the music industry; they brought something other than worship to the Christian industry. It brought a rock feel to it that even the metal heads of the industry can appreciate, and it's an excellent album.

The Good:
Their is a lot of good in this album, as above I mentioned that it was one of the most influential alternative Christian albums of all time. But it also brought forward the subject of Human Equality with it's song Colored People, the song has a great chorus and has a beautiful subject manner the instruments are great as well. If you look into the vocals into the song they really are great. Jesus Freak is the first ever head-bang Christian song. The instruments and the drums are great and the vocals are very entertaining. Without this song we may not have any Christian bands that really take risks, this song paved the way for that opening. The songs subject is to say that you should stand up for who you are in Christ and not be scared to shout it out, It honestly is another DC Talk song with a great subject manner to it. What If I stumble is about how Jesus always forgives you no matter what you do. What if I stumble? Is asking Jesus if he still accept them after all the mistakes. If you listen in the background there is a voice saying yes. To the song it is a beautiful acoustic song about just what I stated above the song is kind of a calm song after we saw Jesus Freak which was a very hard song, the song fits in perfectly with were the album is going. Just Between You And Me is a song you can listen to over and over again the song is just pure brilliance. The instrumentals may not be as good as in the acoustic track "What If I Stumble" but the vocals may be the best they have been on the whole album. Like It, Love It, Need It, has kind of a disco feel which makes it a very fun song. The song reminds me of the Newsboys Christian song Love, Liberty, And Disco. In the Light is one of the most uplifting tracks on the album and also one of the best. I remember hearing the track for the first time and knowing I needed to buy this CD. The song has great vocals and the instrumentals work out perfectly. "Minds Eye" is an excellent song but it takes a few listen to be honest. The first time I listened to it, it didn't have the wow factor that had been in other songs. The song is great though.

The "That's Alright":
Don't get me wrong there is nothing bad about this album but their are some things that are very mediocre. The Ms. Morgan interlude with the "Turn down that music" that the old lady was yelling really isn't that funny unless your 9 years old. The Jesus freak remix isn't that great either as they should just have left the normal version as it is. Day-By-Day is a very good song but it gets old after a while. That's about all that's all right with this album.

In Conclusion:
My conclusion is that this CD could have possibly saved the Christian industry. Sure we will still be singing Amazing Grace 30 years from now, but Jesus freak really got young people into Christian Music. That's what makes this album great.



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thunderzstruck
March 15th 2006


148 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i used to listen to these guys when i was younger

"IN the Light" is a verrry good song (still put it on from time to time)

Colored People was my favorite song for a few years and VERY good, What if i stumble is a nice balladThis Message Edited On 03.15.06This Message Edited On 03.15.06

mx
Moderator
March 15th 2006


733 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is such an amazing album

Bchop13
March 15th 2006


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thanks jom

everythingisblack
March 16th 2006


29 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i loe in the light and the way they used rap and rock in this album is amazing. the jesus freak repraise is so funny

PearlDrummer92
March 18th 2006


49 Comments


the best song on here is jesus freak.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
March 21st 2006


15737 Comments


I remember Jesus Freak... soooo long ago, I havbent the slightest clue where this cd is.

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ktstein
March 21st 2006


438 Comments


Wow...nice...my mom got me this cd like 50 years ago...
Wasnt a huge fan...

Bchop13
March 21st 2006


68 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah it is pretty old and most people haven't listened to it in a while since dc Talk has gone solo.

The Sludge
April 28th 2006


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty nice review, I listened to DC Talk quite a bit in the hay day. For a Christian band to sell over 2 million albums in the mainstream, while still staying true to true to their faith is phenominal.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
April 28th 2006


15737 Comments


The only issue is that the theme of Christian rock I cant get into being not christian, and having all the songs be about either worshipping god or asking him for help gets repetetive, no matter how good the music is.

onefortheman25
May 16th 2006


196 Comments


well, your listening to the wrong christian bands.

OmgWtfBacon
May 12th 2007


10 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Heh, Haven't heard this band FOREVER. I always listened to this as a kid. My sis got me into it. Good review but that is one HUGE paragraph.

MediocreAtBest
January 12th 2008


1473 Comments


Classic stuff, the first 4 tracks and In the Light are amazing.

thejared
May 25th 2008


199 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

without these guys Christian music would probably all sound like the Gaithers ... Awesome cd!! Jesus Freak is the best..

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deflepp0925
May 25th 2008


213 Comments


very underrated! I love DC Talk, they went into territory a lot of artists would never dare enter.

Eliminator
May 25th 2008


2067 Comments


ya these guys are pretty much the saviors of non-secular rock music

joshuatree
Emeritus
May 25th 2008


3742 Comments


they rock

for god

thejared
May 26th 2008


199 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that saved a wretch like me


foreverendeared
May 26th 2008


14678 Comments


wow, i used to love this when i was like 10, now i can't stand it. how is this getting such high marks? the musicianship is very simple and the vocals are slightly above average

IAmInsect
May 26th 2008


3800 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it's still very solid pop even if you don't consider its significance in the christian mainstreamThis Message Edited On 05.26.08



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