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3 Comments

  1. fathermosh
    September 17, 2013 @ 11:45 PM

    99.9% masterpiece, John. The one word I quibble with is “cognoscenti.” That usually refers to people with “superior knowledge, highly refined taste.” Clearly, if the CCM “gatekeepers” or “powers that be” were offended or shocked by DA, that could then NOT be possessors of “superior knowledge.”

    • John Thompson
      September 18, 2013 @ 9:00 AM

      Ah – good point. I used the word to describe people that THOUGHT of themselves as being of superior knowledge or refined taste. You know, the folks that gave us so many excellent, thoughtful, artful CCM records in the 80s.. THOSE people ;) Next time I’ll refer to them as Pseudo-Cognoscenti.

  2. Shawnuel
    September 18, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

    Best review I’ve read. I found myself nodding in agreement about a thousand times. Especially about crying during Jesus Wept. Thanks for mentioning the hardships Terry has been having and how that likely influenced the record. I hinted at that in my review but wasn’t real specific.

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