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King of Fools is centered around the complementary themes of doubt and faith, questioning God and redemption. One of the reasons I love this band so much is the fact that they aren't always "happy-clappy" like so many other other worship bands. Their songs are sincere, thoughtful, intelligent, and most of all, powerful. They address issues that anyone with a complex faith has struggled with, and found their faith stronger because of it.
For example, take their single, Deeper, one of my favorite worship songs, and one of the first I learned. It's alternatively questioning, enthusiastic, humble and completely in love with God. From the honesty of "I want to be meeker/But have you seen this old earth? and "I want to go deeper/But is it just a stupid whim?" to "And the wonder of it all is that I'm living just to fall/More in love with you," this song encompasses so many of the emotions inherent in the contemplative Christian life. (Or at least in mine.) Plus, it rocks. Likewise, "White Ribbon Day" expresses many of the same fears, and is particuarly relevant today (although it was released in 1998). I certainly couldn't help but think of Bush's lack of doubt about God's support for the War in Iraq listening to the lyrics "How can it be that God is love?/When blood rolls down upon our land." In all, the song is an insistant call for peace and love, following Jesus's message of loving one's neighbor.Read more ›
They might have a U2 influence, but the absolute strength of the CD is the range that the songs hit from peak to peak. This is not a band that "everything sounds the same" or has a single, you buy the disc and the rest of the tracks are mish mash. Simply put, I've worn grooves in the disc. Everyone has favorite songs, but the beauty of Delirious is listening to them from the opening to ending songs in a single sitting. This is not background music, this is music for your soul.
I bought the album solely for that song, but soon found others that I very much enjoyed like "Deeper", "Revival Town", "August 30th", "White Ribbon Day" and "What a Friend I've Found".
Delirious brings a wide spectrum of paise and worship music from the upbeat "Deeper", "History Maker" etc.. to quieter and slower songs such as "August 30th". Each has their own special qualities and are brilliantly produced.
So I encourage you to have a listen to this album, also get your church worship team to listen too if they haven't already. The music is crisp and original and the lead singer, Martin Smith is a extremely God gifted singer and songwriter. Delirious is certainly at the world forefront of modern Christian music.
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Great christian group! But I can't help thinking about U2 and Bono singing when listening to them... they sound a lot like U2...Published on April 24, 2011 by Light of Earendil
I attended a youth conference in Indianapolis IN my Sophomore year of high school and at that conference "Deeper" was played at each morning session and evening session. Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by ConsumerAdvocate (dakotad555) at (gmail) dot (com)
To say this is a good album would be doing it an injustice. Delirious? have historically been a very consistent band and this album is no exception. Read morePublished on October 4, 2007 by Michael D. Marquardt
If you like uplifting spiritual modern music,this is for youPublished on June 18, 2005 by William S. Elder
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE Christian rock. In fact, my very first introduction to the genre was a 2 disk set from Delirious. Read morePublished on March 13, 2005 by Christopher Stone
Having listened to Delirious for a few years, I expected this album to be a strong one, and I was not disappointed. Read morePublished on May 15, 2002 by D. Keating
This CD is incredible. Almost every song is strong. You'll love it!Published on December 31, 2001 by Robert
Period. End of review. Well, let me say a few more things. I first heard the British version of this CD in 1997. It's now 2001 and this thing is still fresh! It never gets old! Read morePublished on February 24, 2001 by Paul Blackham