Get Your Music on Amazon!
Get the new FREE JFH METAL MP3 compilation -- Vol. 3!

JFH Music Review




Audio Adrenaline
Hit Parade: The Greatest Hits



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 17 tracks: 65 minutes, 37 seconds
Street Date: March 13, 2001


As I usually say, greatest hits projects are touchy areas. Fans have their own stance on what the best songs by an artist really are. While projects like Smash Hits by All Star United and The Best of Bride by Bride contain some great songs but tend to miss the mark, collections like Intermission by dc Talk and Hit Parade by Audio Adrenaline feature undoubtedly the best from the artists, not holding back even recent hits from their latest albums, and even throwing in a couple new cuts as if 15 of the best wasn't enough.

So here, I'm talking about the pop/rock five-some Audio Adrenaline who's greatest hits project, Hit Parade is just that. The album has little flaw in this collection, and the two new cuts fit in perfectly as new hits. Some oldies are tweaked a bit, as dc Talk did on Intermission. "Big House" adds a few seconds to an interlude, "We're a Band" tosses in music in a normally silent section of the song, "Rest Easy" adds a slight backdrop and alters a section of the tune while "Mighty Good Leader" flows smoothly into "Some Kind of Zombie" as opposed to normally "Underdog."

The only song I'm not yet convinced fits, is the inclusion of the Underdog album version of "DC-10." It's rockabilly-swing format was done as a fun tribute to the original Audio A song and I was shocked to find it released here. The one song that definitely was missing in its place was the title cut from their 1993 album, Don't Censor Me. Aside from this minor setback, the album is strong, runs smoothly, and is a magnificent collection of AA favorites.

The two new tracks, "Will Not Fade" and "One Like You" are superb additions. With strong lyrics and a rough musical edge like that of their 1996 album bloOm, the songs feel right at home here. "Will Not Fade" rocks harder along the lines of "It's Over" or "I'm Not the King," while "One Like You" is more like a stripped-down version of "Never Gonna Be as Big as Jesus" or "Get Down." Both show a considerable amount of maturity in Mark Stuart's voice as he's gotten older. Musically, the songs are pretty tight, as well.

One of the best and most solid collections I've heard yet, Hit Parade is a must-have for Audio fans and certainly a good sampler for new listeners of the band.

- Review date: 3/6/01, written by John DiBiase



(JFH Sponsor Spot)

Listen to the debut EP from the band Hopeful.!

 

Hit Parade CD

Buy This CD Online


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Forefront Records
. Album length: 17 tracks, 65 minutes and 37 seconds
. Street Date: March 13, 2001
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Will Not Fade
  2. I'm Not the King
  3. Mighty Good Leader
  4. Some Kind of Zombie
  5. Get Down
  6. Walk On Water
  7. Big House
  8. We're a Band
  9. Blitz
  10. Hands and Feet
  11. Man of God
  12. Chevette
  13. Underdog
  14. Never Gonna Be as Big as Jesus
  15. DC-10
  16. One Like You
  17. Rest Easy
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
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 debut EP from the band Hopeful.!

Search JFH




This Tuesday, April 9, 2024
SINGLES
KJ-52 Down in the River (feat. Presence Music Band) - Single (independent)

This Friday, April 12, 2024
ALBUMS
Andy Hunter Presence, Volume 7 (independent)
The Blamed Twenty21 [The Charon Collective]
Make Sure June [Tooth & Nail]
New Life Worship God Is [Integrity]
REVERE Unscripted: Live from Stockholm [Integrity]
Various Artists Jesusfreakhideout.com Presents: Rock, Paper, Scissors, METAL. Vol. 3 [JFH Music]

SINGLES
AOH Music Abba Father - Single (independent)
Convictions Four Horses - Single (independent)
Dex the Nerd Who Loves Jesus YES LORD - Single (independent)
Jon Foreman I Propose A Toast - Single [Capitol CMG]
Alexander Pappas A Great Awakening - Single [Capitol CMG]
Procyse All of Us (feat. Illustrate) - Single [Polished Arrow]
BeBe Winans Father In Heaven (Right Now) - Single [Regimen]

This Saturday, April 13, 2024
ALBUMS
Plumb Candycoatedwaterdrops (Reimagined) (independent)

Next Friday, April 19, 2024
ALBUMS
Anne Wilson REBEL [Capitol CMG]
Treasure Seeker A Tribute to the Past (Reissue) [Ulterium]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Hope Beyond Suffering!




Listen to the new Album From Tim Juillet!

Check out depositphotos for royalty free images