I really enjoy the Newsboys and this disc is no exception. Like their other songs, these are catchy and you can pick up the choruses quickly, if not all the verses. They always have a great message, which I appreciate even more now that I have a child. "Million Pieces" is a fantastic song that really helps on a bad day!
I gave this one 4 stars because I just don't "get" the songs "John Woo" and "Cornelius". The former I don't much care for and the latter gets stuck in my head (or at least the chorus does) and for the life of me I can't tell you what it means. When possible, I fast forward over these two.
I also strongly recommend their compilation disc "Shine - the Hits"
Doesn't get old... Feb 24, 2006
I've had this album practically since it came out, and I have to say that it really rocks! It is one of the only albums that I have where every time a song is over and a new one starts, I get excited all over again. The lyrics are excellent; Newsboys have always had extremely creative and God-centered lyrics. The music on its own is awesome, giving a kind of 'classic' feel, while still being unique and new in its own way. There is not a single song on this CD that I would rate less than 8/10.
In short: Pick it up or you're missing out!
Best Yet! Feb 19, 2006
Every Christian rock fan should own this cd! This is the Newsboys at their best,creative catchy tunes and heartfelt praise for God. "It Is You" is astounding in its simplicity and arguably created the whole "worship song fad" that dominates the Christian music scene today. "Cornelius" is a new classic and the interesting "John Woo" has a great vibe throughout. When asked if I can recommend any good Christian cds, this is always the first I mention. Buy it NOW!
What my words can't express-this album does Jan 5, 2006
I have had this album for a few years now and it has become like an old friend to me. This album has gotten me through many rough days and has been along for the ride on many great days. "Million Pieces" actually makes me feel like a new person when I hear it! This album reminds me of what I have in God with songs like "Rescue" and "Giving it Over". There is a fantastic variety and plenty of songs to roll up the windows and sing your heart out to. And of course, no sappy, irritating songs that are so common on CCM radio. I generally skip songs 8 and 9 and I have to be in the right mood for "Cornelius" but it can be a fun one sometimes. And the first 7 songs alone make this album worth its weight in gold anyway- so in short- I highly reccomend this one!
Very Good Oct 16, 2005
This is typical Newsboys - great. It is full of songs that rock with a strong Christian message.
All of the songs on this CD are good. There are several songs that are very good. I think that the best ones in this collection are 'Million Pieces', 'Thrive', 'It Is You', and 'Lord (I Don't Know)'.
Along with this CD, I would also recommend 'Shine' very strongly. Buy this and enjoy.