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Genres: Pop, Christian
You spend nearly a decade playing praise and worship songs in churches across the country and then, all of a sudden, one of your songs ("I Can Only Imagine") becomes the Song of the Year, a megahit, and your band is Band o... more »
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You spend nearly a decade playing praise and worship songs in churches across the country and then, all of a sudden, one of your songs ("I Can Only Imagine") becomes the Song of the Year, a megahit, and your band is Band of the Year. Everything changes? That's what faces Mercy Me and its sophomore release--Spoken For--coming on the heels of the hottest Christian release (Almost There) in the last year. While you won't find anything quite like "Imagine" on this release, Mercy Me still offers an earnest appeal, with trademark slower tracks like "Spoken For" and "Word of God Speak." Lead man Bart Millard and boys can also rock it up a bit with the opener, "The Change Inside Me," and the U2-ish charging anthem "Go." Ironically enough, this second release may not contain a huge hit, but it's much stronger in all phases compared with the band's inconsistent debut. And rest assured, Mercy Me's emphasis is still on praising God and doing so with excellence and sincerity. --Michael Lyttle
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Eileen N. (MusicLover1965) from PICKENS, SC
Reviewed on 12/3/2011...
I thought they grasped the majesty of God... UNTIL... I learned the truth. If you want to listen to music that uplifts God, this is not it. Please check out this page listed at the end of my review, which explains where they are really coming from. There is text and a video that plainly shows it all about these wolves in sheep's clothing. By the way, I have checked it out myself with free Audacity recording software from the net. Everything is TRUE. You can test it out yourself with no special skills required. I wouldn't try to dissuade anyone if it were not true.
I hate to see God's people deceived! God is not mocked, even though that is what this group is doing!
Just something to think about if you wonder whether to check this out... remember, their logo is mm where the one "m" is backwards and this is the key to finding out who's camp they are firmly in!
I was shocked and dismayed, but feel compelled to help anyone who will listen to know the truth about this group. That they are purporting to be Christians is such a sham. I've been in churches that have played these songs!
By the way, this is not the only song... he has another video about "I Can Only Imagine." Please watch and warn others... God bless you!
1 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Victoria O. (LOTRgirl) from MURPHY, NC
Reviewed on 7/24/2007...
This is a really cool CD, I love MercyMe's albums.
They sing really great Christian music.
Jeremy S. (Bearjer) from WILLIS, TX
Reviewed on 1/26/2007...
If your looking for good christian music,then this is it.
I wasn't sure if I would, but . ..I love it!!!
Caroline Hobbs | Camarillo, CA | 11/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was a huge fan of the "Almost There" CD. I hosted a Dove Awards party and knew in my heart that Mercy Me would win the Dove Award for "I Can Only Imagine". It is such a beautiful song. As is the entire album, my favorite being "In You". I was really hooked! So...I didn't want to be let down when it came to their 2nd go round. I have to admit, I was so taken with the first CD, I almost didn't give "Spoken For" a chance. I bought it, half-listened to it, and wrote a half-hearted promotion in my churh newsletter to promote it. I just wasn't there yet with the whole CD. Initially,there were two songs that caught my attention. The title track "Spoken For" was beautiful and touched my heart with the the lyrics - "Now I have a peace, That I've never known before, I find myself complete, My heart is spoken for, By the power of the cross, You've taken what was lost, And made it fully Yours... And I have been redeemed, By You who spoke to me, Now I am spoken for"...Wow, what could I possibly add to such beauty? Then, there is the song "Crazy" - " I have not been called, To the wisdom of this world, But to a God, who's calling out to me, And even though the world may think, I'm losing touch with reality, it would be crazy, to choose this world, over eternity". Both of these songs really got me thinking about the direction I was planning to take in my life. Coincidentally, I started taking "Spoken For" in my CD player on my morning walks. As the early dawn broke to daylight, I found myself intrenched in one of the most awesome praise CD's I have ever listened to. This quiet, peaceful time gave me the mental openness I needed to fully appreciate the lyrics and composition that this album had to offer. Hey guys....Bart, Nathan, Mike, Robby, Jim...I hope you guys are listening, because this is from the heart. You have sent to me an awesome, beautiful message. You have made God know to me (again)with this CD and made me re-examine my life path. I thank God for reaching me through you. I really love "Spoken For". Yes, as much as "Almost There". And guys, even us 30-something homemakers love you and look forward to your next work of art and praise. God Bless you all and best wishes from So. Cal. So, when will you come see us in Ventura County????"
Worthy Follow Up
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 04/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently discovered Mercy Me's wonderful debut CD. I loved it so much I was anxious to get my hands on this one. I'm very pleased to report it's just as wonderful as the first.The first single released to radio and best song on here is "Word of God Speak." While it was not as big as "I Can Only Imagine" was for their last project, I find it more powerful. It's a quiet prayer to be filled with God and His word.This song is the first of three songs in a row that I just love. They completely change moods with the much more upbeat "Your Glory Goes On." Then they do a new version of one of my favorite hymns, "The Love of God."While these songs may come late in the disc, that doesn't mean the earlier tracks aren't great. The disc starts talking about "The Change Inside of Me" when I became a Christian. "All the Above" reminds us to constantly live in the joy we shared with Heaven as new Christians. And "Crazy" meditates on the contradictions of the Christian life. The chorus caught my ear right away, and it's quickly becoming another favorite.The only song I'm disappointed in is the final song. "All Because of This" talks about why Christians do what they do. The problem is how short it is. I'm ready for a second verse about the time they are ending.Any fan of the first disc will love this disc, too. In just a few short months, Mercy Me has moved onto my list of must buy artists. I can't wait for their next release."