Listen to the new album from Elias Dummer!
Listen to the new album from Elias Dummer!

JFH Staff Review




dc Talk
The Early Years



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 10 tracks
Street Date: August 15, 2006


DC Talk was a record-setting band for Chistian music. They explored unknown territory for the genre, and opened the door for some of the success Christian rock and rap artists are having far and wide today. The super group is best known for being a pop/rock group, as most of their mainstream success came when they were in that form. However unfortunate, the Talkers "early years" are sometimes forgotten. The Early Years pays tribute to the group's first three albums.

The album starts with two songs from their self-titled debut. "Heavenbound" is the first of the two, and is a very solid offering from their debut. "Spinnin' Round" is served up next. It is just an average track, but surely fits on this collection. The next four tracks are from Nu Thang, a very good album that is often forgotten when talking about dc Talk. "When dc Talks" is the first representation, followed by "He Works." Both are fairly decent cuts, but nothing too special. However, the album really gets going at this point. "Nu Thang" is a funky rap tune that was one of the first Christian rap radio hits. "Walls" is a harder song and definitely one of the group's finest songs ever.

The final four tracks are from the masterpiece Free at Last. The Free at Last tracks kickoff with "The Hardway," a truly amazing and inspiring song. "That Kinda Girl" is another excellent track, followed by another remarkable one, "Socially Acceptable." The album concludes with "Word 2 the Father," a prayer-like song from the dc Talk boys.

Overall, this is a pretty good representation of their first three albums. However, it could have been a stronger compilation album if the song selection had been a little bit better. "Can I Get a Witness," "I Luv Rap Music," "Things of This World" or "Talk It Out" would have been superb choices off Nu Thang. A couple more songs from Free at Last would have been appropriate as well. Anything from that record would have worked. If you are a serious dc Talk fan of Jesus Freak or Supernatural, this would be a good album to educate you on the band's "early years." However, you eventually should buy both Free at Last and Nu Thang.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 8/10/08, written by Micah Melling for Jesusfreakhideout.com

 


. Record Label: Forefront Records
. Album length: 10 tracks
. Street Date: August 15, 2006
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Heavenbound
  2. Spinnin' Round
  3. When DC Talks
  4. He Works
  5. Nu Thang
  6. Walls
  7. The Hardway
  8. That Kinda Girl
  9. Socially Acceptable
  10. Word 2 The Father
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 

JFH Sponsor Spot:

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Every Nation Music!

Search JFH



Music Out This Week

This Thursday, February 14
Slow Coming Day 1,000 Years (Like A Day) [Indie Vision]


This Friday, February 15
1K Phew What's Understood - EP [Reach]
Bethel Music Bethel Music En Español [Bethel]
Highlands Worship Jesus You Alone - Single [The Fuel]
Neon Feather Come To Life (feat. Matty Mullins) - Single [Centricity]
Jars of Clay If I Left The Zoo (Vinyl Debut) [SMLXL]
LEDGER Completely - Single [Atlantic]
Brady Novotny Passions Collide [MTS Records]
Passion “Step Into The Light” Featuring Sean Curran - Single [SixSteps]
29:11 Worship Marble & Mortar Vol. 1 [DREAM Worship]
Kevin Ward He Loves - Single [DREAM]
Ian Yates Deconstruction - Single [7Core]


Next Friday, February 22
For All Seasons Light and Momentary - Single [Centricity]
London Gatch New Stories [BEC Worship]
Plumb Somebody Loves You - 2-Track Single [Centricity]
Michael W. Smith Awaken: The Surrounded Experience [The Fuel]
The Tommies Reunion The Tommies Reunion [Tyscot]
UPPERROOM To The One [The Fuel]


For all release dates, click here!
 


New Music Reviews


Check out the new album from Portraits Music!

New Indie Reviews


New Movie Reviews

  • Image Glass
    PG-13 (Theatrical)

Free MP3 Downloads