Is it really possible that none of us have recommended this record yet? Sheesh! Well, maybe it’s a given by the name of this site that this record is a hearty recommendation from us, but as we celebrate our thirteenth year online this month, it seems only fitting to dig this one out and put our little stamp of approval on it. Over the weekend, I got the bizarre but awesome chance of venturing into the Twilight Zone to experience Michael Tait’s fronting of the Newsboys. It was a quirky trip down memory lane as the band ended up performing three tracks from this very dc Talk record! Jesus Freak helped pave the way for much of the mainstream’s acceptance of “Christian rock” music and has opened so many doors for the genre in the Christian circuits. Crisp production and memorable life anthems make this a record that should be part of every music fan’s collection. And it’s undeniable that the pairing of Tait, TobyMac, and K-Max wasn’t anything short of incredible and inspired. While it looks like we’re drifting further and further from ever seeing that band reunite for the greater good, we at least have this 1995 album to cherish in our hearts and souls. ~ John DiBiase
Jesus Freak (1995)
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Our synopsis: “Ah, yes. The record that inspired this very website. Solid album from start to finish. It changed the music industry and lives as well.” (Recommended by JFH’s John DiBiase)
Perfect For: Bold Faith, Worship, Encouragement
Song Highlights: “Jesus Freak,” “Colored People,” “What If I Stumble,” “Like It Love It Need It,” “In The Light”
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Jesus Freak? Do you recommend it? If so, why?