If you know Steve Taylor, then you already know the satire, comedy, and irony that mark his fantastic lyrics. If you do not know Steve Taylor, then you should get to know the most controversial Christian songwriter to date.
Squint was released in 1993 to mixed reviews. Everyone recognized the wit and the cutting lyrics as a new level and direction in CCM. Many objected, however, to Taylor's political satire in "Smug," his criticism of the CCM world in "Easy Listening," and his mocking "Cash Cow" rock opera. The lyrics were offensive however, because they were, as always, right on target.
Musically, there is much to choose from on this album. The ambitious rock opera format of "Cash Cow" cannot really be appreciated apart from the fan-made stop-motion music video that was later released. The emotional conclusion of "Finish Line" is as exhausting as any tear-inducing testimonial. With crisp pop riffs driving most of the tunes, it still feels like a 1990's throwback, but this is as good as a CCM throwback gets.
Find a copy, burn it into your brain, and enjoy the expansion of your perspective.JFH Reader Review: Review date: 2/21/07, written by Dockery Morris for Jesusfreakhideout.com
|Newsboys Song "God's Not Dead" Certified Double Platinum|
Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:30:00 EST
|Integrity Music Announces "Let's Have Church" EP From Thrive Worship, Out Sept. 24|
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:25:00 EST
|Riley Clemmons to Perform at Shein X Rock the Runway Virtual Fashion Show Sept. 26|
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 18:15:00 EST
|Siblings Lynda Randle and Michael Tait Reunite for Popular "Together for Christmas" Tour|
Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:55:00 EST
|MORIAH (Smallbone) Reveals New EP and Visual Album, "Live from the Quarry"|
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:55:00 EST
|Rescheduled (Again): Riley Clemmons to Make National TV Debut on Fox and Friends September 18|
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:45:00 EST