Third Day's soul-stirring 11th studio album, Move, offers 12 tracks that are reminiscent of the acclaimed band's Time record.
Produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Matt Maher) and recorded in the bandís new, Atlanta-based, state-of-the-art studio "The Quarry" and Moakís well known "The Smoakstack," the 12-track offering has been described by early listeners as "visceral and gritty; reminiscent of the acclaimed bandís Time record."
Musically, Move delivers songs that are rootsy, soulful and riveting, taking full advantage of Third Dayís longstanding rock influence. Yet the sound retains an edgy authenticity thatís incredibly timely as heard in the raw and addictive, "Make Your Move." Additional highlight tracks include the worshipful "Children of God," "Gone," "Surrender" and "Follow Me There." Each song is lyrically inspiring with hints at Third Dayís southern roots from the slide guitar and hand claps, reminiscent of Tom Petty, to the layers of smokey vocals.
Itís hard not to believe once a listener is enveloped within the driving drums and exuberant delivery of gospel-tinged "Follow Me There" or challenged by the guitar-picking, hand-clapping, in-your-face classic, "Surrender."
Still, songs like the worshipful "Children of God" and "Trust in Jesus," recall the bandís deep connections to offerings birthed from the heart of the church. And on tracks like "Sound of Your Voice," itís as if Third Dayís members momentarily forget the audience is even listening and are simply singing praise from the deepest shadows of their own souls.
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Move| Posted October 13, 2010
All I can say is wow! Third Day has been with me since the beginning or my journey with Christ and they continue to amaze me, and bring out new and wonderfully hymnic tunes to help feed my faith and keep me pointed towards our Savior. The songs are very moving musically, and interesting to catch your ear and the lyrics are the usual Third Day style of thought provoking and lyrical. This album has songs that stick with you. I have listened to it for about 15 minutes now and I will not be able to get these songs out of my head. I usually listen to a new Third Day album until I know all the songs by heart, because these men help me to remember where I need to look and who I need to follow. They have been a beacon to my Christian walk, and I would highly recommend this album and all of the Third Day albums. This is a must buy, and I can't wait until next Tuesday to get this!
Wow| Posted October 13, 2010
This is Third Dayís best Album yet!! I have been a fan sense the first album. The songs have such anointment of God on them. I have yet to be disappointed in any of Third Day album release.
Thank You| Posted October 13, 2010
Thank you for the free review here on NRT. I am always appreciative for the chance to check out new music in it's entirety. To be honest this album didn't grab me as much as some of the others have. I liked some of the guitar work and the lyrics were awesome and pointed to Christ (which was awesome). I'm not sure that this would be one I would purchase, though I am thankful for the listen.
Nothing New| Posted October 13, 2010
Great lyrics although similar in content to their other albums. My biggest complaint is that musically it is all the same styles and sounds that they have done before. Some of the solo work is great though. Not an album I would buy.
It's alright| Posted October 12, 2010
it's alright- some of the lyrics are quite mediocre and it sounds like some of their previous stuff- but hey when you've been around as long as they have for them to JUST now be getting the Tomlin-itis isn't bad!
Awesome!!!| Posted October 12, 2010
Awesome, just like every single album of Third Day great sound, God`s message all the time. Love this band, I want you guys come some day here to Colombia. "...Children of God by the blood of the son..."
Keeps the Fall Rolling| Posted September 25, 2010
In my opinion, TD will have a tough time competing with Jars of Clay's release. However, both albums respectively are highlights of the fall releases.
I'll keep it brief. "Lift up your Face" is a powerful, moving (ah ha) song. I was truly touched by it. It has a nice, tight melody, and an old-school TD feel; also, a little southern gospel flair. "Make Your Move" is a surprise; a rocker in every sense of the word. The worshipful "Children of God" is next. This song has the most powerful lyrics on this album. I absolutely love this song! Bringing in the children to sing near the end added to the potency of this song. More so, this has to be one of the best written worship songs in awhile. While most churches will not (or simply won't) incorporate this into their worship program, it will be a great ministry tool and a song to sing with your friends and family. "We are the saints, we are the children, we've been redeemed/we've been forgiven, we are the sons and daughters of our God." Amen to that.
TD's southern roots shine through on "Surrender." This will get your feet stomping, and your hearts bowing to our Lord Jesus Christ. "Gotta stop runnin'/it's the end of the line/It's time to surrender...." Another worshipful song is up next in "Trust in Jesus." This song truly puts life in perspective.
"Follow Me There," is next and I found it to be a community-based southern gospel rocker. Wow, that was a mouthful, but the choir in the background made me think of this. I can imagine this to be a crowd favorite if they play it in a live setting. The "MOVE" theme comes out in "Gone." At first it comes across as little impersonal, however it reminded me of Paul talking to his favorite church. We have a mission, and yes we may have to cut ties with people to keep moving. However this does not mean we stop praying and sending words of encouragement. This is what I draw from this song. And I loved the harmonica solo.
From here, the album slows a bit with "What Have You got to Lose." We can all admit holding onto...whatever...but this song encourages us to let it go because, after all, "What Have You got to Lose." Another southern gospel flavored song, "I'll be Your Miracle," follows. It has an up tempo beat, that can be used to encourage a friend or family member. It is spoken from God's perspective, and it does nicely speaking from this perspective; I can actually imagine God saying what was written.
The moody, "Everywhere You Go," continues the album. It is a different spin on "Follow You" by Leeland or "We Will Follow" on Jars' new project; however the message it essentially the same. As for the tune itself, this a more mellow rocker but still a rocker the same. The message is pretty basic, and the music a little redundant, but still a decent song. The third worshipful and another beautiful song on this CD is "Sound of Your Voice." There truly is nothing greater than listening to God, and this song--with the strings, and backup vocals--captures this message.
This album finishes as it started with "Don't Give Up Hope." "Lift Up Your Face" and this song go hand it hand, which is a nice way to shape the album. If you notice anything on this CD it would be the southern flair, and this song is no different. Again we have choir backup vocals, and an organ, among the instruments of the rest of the band. A pretty well crafted song.
In my opinion Jars of Clay's CD is the stronger release of the major releases of October. However, don't discount this CD. The message is solid, and TD's core sound is still breathing. They stick with what works, and add essentials to make their sound stronger. More so, the write with such passion and conviction that I am surprised you don't hear their hearts beating in the background of the songs. Truly amazing work, but it is still #2 in my book. Highlights of the work are: "Lift Up Your Face," "Children of God," "Surrender," "Trust in Jesus," "What Have You Got to Lose," and "Don't Give Up Hope." A must buy of the fall as TD continues to make solid, life-altering work. Oh, sorry this was not brief as promised.
This will make you Move| Posted September 18, 2010
Third Day bring us their first studio album since Revelation. There is much anticipation for this album of the great success in almost every aspect of Revelation to see if they could do it again. Did they well, Yes. Though not quite as good as Revelation, Move keeps to progression moving. The First track and single Lift up you face is great and as one of the best album intro's of all time. The only aspect I didn't care for on the album is a few songs have a decidedly country sound and feel to them which I do not care for. Mac Discovers his falsetto voice and the band brings it on every track of the album. If you like Third day you will love this album if you gave up on them after Wherever You Are as just another CCM Pop filler band then it is time to take another look at Third Day.