Economy

November 1, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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  • Original Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Release Date: November 1, 2011
  • Label: Integrity/Columbia
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  • Total Length: 44:46
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  • ASIN: B005XLZ2RW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,740 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I've listened to this CD everyday sense I downloaded it, like 2 weeks.
Laura
Grit, a rawness to the music and the words, those are things that I feel are very much and will remain very much a part of John's music.
Grayson Hary
Sorry for what this says about the current state of Christian music, but "The Medicine" is just that good.
Perry Marshall

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carlito on November 1, 2011
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Killer riffs, awesome acoustics / guitars, and lyrics so full of meaning you'll want to read the booklet until you memorize them all. This is up there as album of the year! Gritty rock made to blast with your windows down. Thank you JMM & crew for making a great record, beginning to end!! WOW.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Perry Marshall on November 10, 2011
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Most Christian music is lame. All too often it's syrupy "Happy happy joy joy - Jesus is my boyfriend - la la la la la" which gets tiresome really fast. John Mark McMillan is such a shining exception to the norm, he doesn't even warrant comparison to most Christian music. No, the real comparison is Bruce Springsteen and U2.

I found out about McMillan's previous album, "The Medicine" from my friend Jim, an avid music lover who is not a Christian. Jim heard it on his brother-in-law's iPod. Jim's relative is not a Christian either. Sorry for what this says about the current state of Christian music, but "The Medicine" is just that good. It couldn't have come soon enough and this new album is as good as the previous one.

"Economy" has a gritty resonance that's meticulously crafted, yet never over-produced. Sometimes soulful and meditative, sometimes combative and visceral. Yes, you could compare McMillan to Springsteen and U2, even Emmylou Harris. But that's not the first thing that came to my mind. My first impression was, "This guy has his *own* singular personality. He's logged his 10,000+ hours in the musical woodshed and he's truly found his own voice." Instantly recognizable.

Reading between the lines, I hear someone who has far more ideas than he can possibly express in a single context but who has the discipline to hone each work of art down to its essence. McMillan is the kind of artist where you buy every album and follow him artistically because he's going to blaze new trails. I wouldn't be surprised if his next album is an evolution that puzzles his existing fans because he knows he must transport them to a new place.

This album will lift you to higher musical ground.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johnny on April 25, 2012
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Some friends recommended this, so I listened to the demos and hear McMillan's country/folk voice. Immediately, I thought I would dislike this album, since I'm not really into country music. At all. After buying and listening to the album, I can say that it is actually pretty good. His voice is not my style, but the music overall is good. The band goes into these jam sessions every so often, and it just rocks. It's great. So if you like that country/folk voice, buy it, you'll love it, and even if that's not your style, listen to it anyways, it's got some great stuff on it anyways.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Jongeling on April 18, 2012
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There's no doubt John Mark McMillan is very unique. I picked this CD up on recommendation from a friend, took it on a road trip, and found myself growing bored quickly. Now, I consider myself a deep guy, I make music for a living myself, and have a melancholy personality. But many of the songs on this record sounded the same, if not the same then very similar. You hear the same "whoa-oh-whoa-ohh" as part of the chorus on about four of the ten tracks provided here. The songs that stood out to me were Sheet of Night and Heart Bleeds.
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Call me the odd man out, but I didn't enjoy the album as much as the rest of the glowing reviews here.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryan C Hartsock on November 1, 2011
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The simple raw music power and style of John Mark and his band continues to amaze me. His lyrics and the billowing guitars make for an unforgettable listening experience.
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hymns are fresh and ancient in an era when most P&W has become somewhat mundane (this added to comply with amazon's min. word count)
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By N. Mayfield on June 22, 2013
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You are not put off by Jesus (or you are put off by Jesus), if you like inventive, original lyrics, great melodies, and searing slide guitar by the great James Duke. Test drive a few of his songs on itunes or you tube. Suggestions would include:

Daylight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6e_KhBzoE8 and

Ten Thousand from the Medicine cd http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQn2ZrxJIow
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