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Beautiful Things

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Editorial Reviews

Michael Gungor delivers his most artistically diverse album to date. Beautiful Things was self-produced and expands the horizons of Gungor's version of modern worship. All songs were written or co-written by Michael. The album features a guest appearance by Israel Houghton. This is alternative worship at its best.


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  • Audio CD (February 16, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brash Music
  • ASIN: B0031AV74O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,733 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By JoeAZ92 on February 4, 2011
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The music industry of today thrives on a lack of originality. There are particular types of sound that sell, so if an artist can pull off that sound decently enough, throw in enough mindlessly catchy beats, and overproduce it, it's quite possible that it could be a #1 hit. I've even noticed something similar to this in the "Christian music industry." So it is refreshing indeed when a band like Gungor releases an album like Beautiful Things, where creativity, diversity, excellent lyrics, and sheer talent abound, and it's for that reason that Beautiful Things is quite possibly one of the finest works ever to hit the world of "Christian music."

Beautiful Things begins with the amazing "Dry Bones," a song that starts off softly with just an acoustic guitar and a piano, but eventually explodes into a frenzy of electric guitars and soaring vocals crying out to Jesus for restoration ("Jesus, you're the one who saves us/ constantly creates us into something new/ Jesus, surely you will find us/ surely our Messiah will make all things new.") It's a powerful and memorable opener, and Gungor's desperate cries are quickly answered in the title track that follows. "Beautiful Things" is a worshipful song that, instead of crying out for Jesus to bring life, acknowledges that He does indeed, "Make beautiful things out of the dust." It's a soft and worshipful track that is easily an album highlight if not the best track on the album, as it reflects on the creative and restoring power of God. These first two tracks set the tone for the album lyrically by setting the focus on God making things new, and they powerfully introduce what is already shaping up to be a phenomenal album.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Barry L. Wallace on February 16, 2010
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This is not your average worship CD, and not your average band.

NOT your average worship CD: It is in fact much better than my poor attempt at alliteration in the title. It's "weird" only in the pleasant sense of being a little quirky and out of the ordinary, which is what makes it "wonderful" to me. This is not like any other worship album I've heard. It's a unique, beautiful, and refreshing departure from the cookie cutter sound of most modern worship music. The diverse compositions feature instruments ranging from a glockenspiel to horns, strings, banjos, a melodica, and a toy piano (no joke...and it sounds good).

NOT your average band: As exceptional as the music is the band's social conscience. Although their concern for social justice may not be immediately evident in their lyrics, the members of the band actively care for the poor and homeless in the city of Denver where they live. They're also planning a trip to Africa later this year with the Mocha Club, an organization devoted to bringing clean water, education, orphan care, improved health care, and more to the people of Africa.

Compassion for the needy, coupled with unconventional, well-written music combine to form the kind of band I'm happy to recommend.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tory VINE VOICE on February 23, 2010
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I heard what a wonderful, revolutionary album this was from friends and bloggers, so when it was released this week I bought it the first day online.

I was doubtful it could live up to the hype, because when I asked what was so unique and different about this band, they all couldn't explain yet encouraged me to see it in concert and listen to it.

After listening to it a few times, I'm hooked. My friends were right: This is a truly special album! I think I love each and every song for a different reason. Some seem playful, others just fun. All are a delight to the senses. My only regret is ordering it online because the music is so good I sometimes miss focusing on the lyrics, and the lyrics themselves are equally as moving and meaningful as the creativity in the music itself.

Gungor: Please come do a concert in California!

Just amazingly stunning, richly crafted music. I'm not one that listens to "worship music" all the time but I love this, and surprisingly, it draws me into worship, wonder and awe every time I listen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By drumladd on August 9, 2010
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This album is beautiful. That's enough.

What strikes me most about "Beautiful Things" is the group's ability to create of mosaic of musical flavors yet retain a very powerful message that tugs on the heart and mind. This is NOT your typical CCM/pop fluff. Gungor requires you to face the full gospel: not just that God loves you, but that love is unconditional, unchanging, never based on you, and finally requires action and heart change. It's clear that the goal of this album is not just to make you feel good, but to make you feel different.

There's not a bad track on this album, seriously. There is one track, "People of God", that sounds like it was placed there to get some radio play-- it's totally different than the rest of the album, but still good. Worship leaders, check out the last track-- "We Will Run"-- wonderful song for a time of intimate worship/communion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on May 10, 2011
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This album took me a couple of listens to really appreciate. But when it finally hit me, it hit hard. This album is excellent! The reason it takes a couple of listens is that the sound, style and lyrics are a very unique compilation, unlike much of anything I've hear in this genre. It has impact, and you need to hear the words for that impact to drive home. It's beautiful and moving. Here are how two of the opening songs resonated with me:

Dry Bones - This is a candidate for my song of the year in this genre; something I usually proscribe to music a bit rockier and upbeat. It starts with an almost Latin/Japanese sounding stringed instrument that brings you right into the essence of the song: our soul cries out for Christ. Our bones are dry without His grace and mercy. Wow! Does this song ring home and have meaning for me.

Beautiful Things - "All is Pain", that's how this song begins. Not very promising or hopeful. But the song is in fact full of promise. God makes beautiful things out of the dust. Dust! We were created from dust - not usually considered very beautiful. But God transforms us into something beautiful. That's the essence of this song.

This album will fill you with hope and light. I highly recommend it. But don't just listen to it in the background. Really listen to the words. This is an album you'll want to dedicate time and focus on, and then discuss with someone.
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