For everyone I’m about to offend…I apologize in advance. No pitchforks and torches please.
Now…on with the post.
It would be nice every now and then to be able to listen to music (not necessarily hymns or chant) with a Christian theme that was actually worth listening to. Some of my friends play praise “music” in their cars, and some restaurants play the stuff on Sundays. I’ve tried (honest) to listen to praise or contemporary Christian “music” myself on occasion. I put quotation marks around the word “music” for a reason. Technically, I suppose, the stuff is music. But, 99% of it that I’ve listened to is really gag inducingly bad.
Admittedly, the other 1% is good. The Doobie Brothers did a good cover of “Jesus is Just Alright” back in the day. Joan Baez has done some good gospel covers. Elvis (obviously) had some excellent gospel albums. Los Lobos has some good Christian themed stuff. So does Dylan. Some religious Bluegrass tunes are well done. Even some Grateful Dead songs while not being explicitly religious can be Baptized. Other than these notable exceptions (1% or so of what’s out there) Christian themed popular music is just horrible. I mean really REALLY bad.
Why do the Rastafarians get to have Bob Marley, while we have to suffer through this garbage?
Any thoughts as to why Christians seem incapable of producing good popular music?