Posts tagged "christian music"

Been Around For a Long, Long Year

A Review of  No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism, by David Stowe, The University of North Carolina Press, 291 pages by Garrett Baer There is a certain (dead) art to the mixtape, difficult to theorize but easy enough to hear. It’s not quite captured in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity,...

Queer Music

Two music stars have recently announced that they are lesbians: today Audrey Bilger at Ms. Magazine writes about Chely Wright, a country singer with a new book; last week Douglas Harrison wrote at Religion Dispatches about Jennifer Knapp, a Christian music singer who bravely appeared on Larry King Live with a Christianity...

The God That Takes

“Casimir Pulaski Day” Lyrics by Sufjan Stevens from his forthcoming album, Come On Feel the Illinoise Goldenrod and the 4-H stone The things I brought you when I found out you had cancer of the bone Your father cried on the telephone And he drove his car into the Navy Yard Just to prove that...

2003 Gospel Album of the Year?

You won’t find too many surprises in the Grammy gospel nominations, just released last week, but for this — Outkast, which led the pack with six nods, got shut out of gospel. You didn’t know Speakerboxx/The Love Below was a God record? Give it a listen, and listen to the words: Andre 3000 is rightly touted as a sexxxed-up mystic...