Review of Jeremy Riddle’s Furious
Jeremy Riddle’s album “Furious” came out on September 20th, and luckily I had the chance to review it! I want to change up some things in how I review albums, I tend do to that every now and then. Anyhow, let’s get started!
“Furious” starts out on a softer note with Fall Afresh, but once we get to the album’s title track, Furious, things hit full gear. The album has great production, Jeremy has a great voice – a really great voice, and the instrumental work is great too. I was thoroughly impressed by the work put into this album.
Riddle has a very impressive vocal range, and the rock music style complements it nicely. Some of my personal favorites on this album are Furious, Acquitted, and You Are Good. Personally though, I wasn’t a huge fan of the slower songs on the album, I think that Jeremy had carried our the more energetic songs in a much better fashion. I was still left very impressed though, don’t get me wrong.
The message of the album is a great one yet many of the songs on it are essentially the typical hit CCM tracks over again, only changed a bit to fit the album. Sing and dance for God, glory to God, God is the only thing which will stay with us forever, etc. There is nothing wrong with these songs, no nothing at all. However, they get old after a while. There are so many great wonders and attributes of God to sing about, and also of life! It is songs such as those that the Christian music market really needs right now to get people interested again and keep people interested.
A few of the songs on the album definitely show this – Furious and Walk In The Promise were two amazing examples of this. I thought that these songs were exceptional examples of what can be done in changing the Christian music market. One Thirst and Hunger is another great example of this, and is another personal favorite of mine off of the album. It is songs such as these which Riddle excels at and I would like to see more of in the future!
Overall Riddle is a great artist with much potential, and the album is a strong one. The one and only concern I have is that is really doesn’t bring anything new to the table. Most albums in the contemporary Christian market are becoming too generic these days. In the future I would really like to see Riddle bring something outstanding to the market which I’m sure he can do. Overall I’ll give this album three stars out of five.