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There are two versions of Jon McLaughlin's "Indiana". There's the mainstream edition (buying it from Amazon nets you a nice bonus disc with it), and there's the Christian edition of it. The difference between the two albums is one song. The mainstream edition has the song "Amelia's Missing", which includes the line "how in the hell am I supposed to find the one that I love?". The Christian edition removes this song and replaces it with "Proud Father", a ballad about unconditional love.
The opening song on the album, "Industry", may be the best song I've heard in 2007. With an incredibly upbeat fusion of piano, pop, rock, and original lyrical style it will hook you from the start. The 2nd track, "Beautiful Disaster" has been getting some radio play recently, and is a bit more mellow than the first track but still very good. I really like "Human," a song about how we're all human, and the more upbeat rockish song "Anthem for American Teenagers." Maybe its because I don't know much about the state of Indiana, or because its significantly slower than many of the songs, but for whatever reason the title track, "Indiana," is maybe my least favorite song on the album. I think my two other favorite songs on the album are "Perfect," a beautiful and relatively upbeat love song, and "Until You Got Love" which are the last two songs on the album.
Certainly some are better than others, but I really enjoy every song on this album. I would almost buy this album for "Industry" alone. I would recommend this album to all of my friends and particularly anyone looking for something new and unique or for some good piano driven pop. Buy this album, you will not be disappointed.
Standouts include the radio hit that is sure to get a lot of airplay this summer, "Beautiful Disaster," the beautifully piano driven piece "Industry," the rocking and extremely catchy "For You From Me," the uptempo hook-heavy "Praying to the Wrong God," and the self titled touching ballad "Indiana."
I'll end the review with some amazing lyrics from the song "Indiana"
"The trick of love is to never let it find you,
It's easy to get over missing out.
I know the hows and whens, but now and then,
She's all I think about."
If you're looking for some deep music with strong lyrics and extremely catchy hooks, look no further than Jon McLaughlin.
The infusion of the piano into is songs is amazing- Thus if you like piano, I urge you to pick up this album.
His songs are very well written- both lyrically and musically. The songs are absolutely beautiful.
This kid is going to be somewhere big in a short while. Just give his CD a listen- I urge you.
My favorite songs in no order are INDUSTRY, FOR YOU FROM ME, ANTHEM FOR AMERICAN TEENAGERS, PEOPLE, AMELIA'S MISSING and PERFECT. I especially love the last 4 I listed.
I will MOST DEFINITELY be buying his next album when close to its release. Don't sleep on him, people! He's definitely not as popular as he should be. His sophomore effort, OK Now is almost as good as this too so check it out!
4.75 stars (or a 9.5/10)
"Anthem For American Teenagers"
"Industry" or "For You From Me"
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Jon is an excellent artist and I would highly recommend his music. Jon's strengths are excellent vocals and great piano. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Daniel
It is a gift for Christmas so not sure how it sounds but it came in good shape!Published on December 12, 2009 by R. Castle
I picked up this CD because I was looking for some music with the same feel as Michael Tolcher. Amazon recommended that this would be one of the CD's I would like so I tried it. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by KarimC MS Blogger
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