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Raise your voice / Chase away the ghosts." So begins the title track from John Mark McMillan's upcoming release, Economy. A natural progression and a departure, McMillan's latest album has moved away from the themes of death and resurrection that clothed The Medicine to the interior psychology of a man trying to live in the uneasy valley between this world and the next, standing ... Read more in Amazon's John Mark McMillan Store

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  • Audio CD (July 6, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Integrity Music
  • ASIN: B003QSV3IQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,971 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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From the writer of How He Loves, acclaimed independent artist, John Mark McMillan debuts his first album with Integrity Music. John Mark s distinctive style brings a unique brand of gutsy, peotic rock n roll to the Integrity Worship roster.

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Great lyrics, excellent music, and beautiful messages.
sunnydays
I'm not typically a fan of the "Christian" music genre...I prefer the indie sounds of bands like The Black Keys, The Shins, and White Stripes.
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The first thing I did when I got the CD was to read the lyrics.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Pullen on April 28, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
Perhaps you're tired of most Christian pop music--as a genre, the accusation goes, it tends towards formulaic and unoriginal, copying the same hooks and chords of the secular pop anthems of the moment, "sanctifying" them with references to Jesus and a saccharine, plastic life of artificial perfection as a Christian. Where is the art? Where is the breathtaking draught of life that challenges yet satisfies? For those of you that delight in Christ but despair at the state of popular Christian music, look no further than John Mark McMillan.

JMM has recently gained some measure of fame as the author of the song "How He Loves," which has since been made famous by the David Crowder Band. But that justifiably regarded song is merely the capstone on an album soaked with profound artistry. His songs combine southern rock vibrancy with a rare degree of poetic lyrical brilliance. His work is praised as being "Christian music that doesn't sound like Christian music," which is accurate in that you may like his work even if you don't like most other works in this genre.

A song-by-song breakdown of The Medicine:
- Reckoning Day - JMM's voice scrapes along the bottom of his register as the chords in minor key and heavy drumbeat illuminate the character of JMM's style. This is one of the darker songs on the album, though it builds to a hopeful chorus: "Lift up your heads, all you gates, lift up your eyes, you who wait . . ."
- The Medicine - A hard-rocking electric-guitar melody supports a prodigal son-type story.
- Skeleton Bones - Along with "How He Loves," this is the track that has legs as a single.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan J. Rotman on August 22, 2010
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The Medicine by John Mark McMillan is a great album. I first heard of McMillan after hearing the song How He Loves being picked up by different artists. After listening to this album, McMillan's lyrics seem so honest and real. The melodic lines and his arrangements are very intriguing. You can't help but get caught up in the music. A lot of the songs on this album came out of a troubling time for McMillan and it's those raw lyrics that make this album so great. Personally, I'm not sure how many of these songs would work in my church for corporate worship, but I'm sure there's a place for them somewhere in a worship service depending on the elements of the service.

Death In His Grave: I love the picture that this song paints about what our Savior did for us on the cross. I also love the way he uses the word death in the lyrics. Even though are Savior was condemned to death, in this song there was victory over death and it was placed in the grave that was meant for our Lord, the grave that couldn't contain Him. On Friday a thief, on Sunday a King, laid down in grief, but awoke with keys, of Hell on that day, the first born of the slain, the Man Jesus Christ, laid death in his grave.

How He Loves: This is a song the church that has become an anthem in the church today. I introduced it to my church for the first time this morning. I love the lyrics he chooses to get across the true force of the love of God and how overwhelming His grace is. What a great song for the church to be able to sing when we feel like all is lost. We have a song that can help us remember how much He loves us. He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. If grace is an ocean we're all sinking. How he loves us so.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Gibson on July 15, 2010
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Love the album and the musicality found on this project. I'm still early in my time with the CD, but one thing that I'm finding as a musician is that the album is challenging me to rethink the arrangements of some of the songs that I use in church on a week to week basis. I say that because the arrangements take common instruments (guitar, bass, etc.) and makes them sound fresh and interesting. The lyrics are not surface level and easy to grasp however. Like a great work of art you have to dig, wrestle, and meditate on what's being said lyrically and musically.

Whether you're religious or not, don't miss out on what this guy has to offer as an artist.

That being said, it's also a great "feeling" album for playing something in the background while I work or chill out on the back porch with my family.

Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rammy Ray on January 1, 2011
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John Mark McMillan always surpasses CCM standards. This is plain and simply good music with deep lyrics. The first time I heard How He Loves, it moved me to tears. The remake by David Crowder is a sad understatement of the original. I Love, Love, Love JMM's music and style. Can't wait for more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sarah A. Thompson on August 2, 2010
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I really don't have enough good things to say about this album. John Mark Mcmillan is such a pleasure to listen to, his music blends different styles into something truly unique and inspiring. Highly recommended for the artistic quality and creative sound this album has to offer.
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By Heather on September 20, 2010
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North Carolina singer/songwriter, John Mark McMillan, is a relatively unknown name recalling vocal comparisons to Ryan Adams with a fresh new sound that blends americana, indie and country. McMillan's major label debut, The Medicine, combines his unpolished rock-n-roll with anthem-style choruses and spiritually charged lyrics that we will call "Sacred Twang."

Songs such as the Neil Young influenced, The Medicine, and the acoustic elevating anthem of "Skeleton Bones" feature the diverse musical styles of McMillan. McMillan's strong point is his emotional lyrics and vocals on songs like the subtle resurrection tribute, "Death in his Grave," to the stirring melody of "Dress Us Up." Rootsy tracks like the "Philadelphia" and "Ten Thousand" display McMillan's Americana influence, while lyrically you have to dive into this music and listen to the lyrics to really understand the subtle meanings and purpose of McMillan's songs. Standout tracks on the album are the eloquent ballad, "My Only" and the inspirational anthem "How He Loves" which is a song McMillan wrote after the death of a childhood friend and his positive reflection on that situation. John Mark McMillan's The Medicine is a welcomed recording in the current music world with his genuine music that offers an absolute must have for any music lover searching for "real music."

Cross posted from Glide Magazine
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