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  1. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    I get this, but I feel very differently. It’s strangely very cohesive to me and a terrific front-to-back listen. I’m not sure I can put a finger on why I feel that way...I think it’s because every song has this epic sense of finality to it. They’re all so different from each other, but they all feel like final album songs if that makes sense.

    May 27, 2020 at 7:41 AM
  2. Lucas27 liked awakeohsleeper's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Agree with @Lucas27. Yeah, I wouldn’t judge the chart positions as a reflection of popularity at the time. NTFP and particularly Cities were revered in this scene as they were released at the time. Doesn’t mean they sold the most. ‘Feel Good Drag’ as the New Surrender single elevated their reach to a wider audience, which could be why they seem to have higher chart positions later. But I obviously don’t dispute that you prefer the post-T&N era. It’s such an extensive back catalogue that there is something for everything. Glad you like NS - a great album.

    May 27, 2020 at 7:39 AM
  3. Lucas27 liked Tim's post in the thread Genre The Christian Music Thread.

    I feel like a lot of Christians are gonna take this in a "you shouldn't pull on the sweater" kinda way, instead of a "maybe your sweater is a cheap knockoff & you need one that doesn't suck kinda way." Which, to be clear, I'm saying that to the culture, not to this individual. People responding to stories like this by analyzing the person instead of the system are the worse. I'm just thinking of some of the ridiculous condescending comments I saw when the Rhett & Link thing was trending, about how deconstruction is bad and/or how these people hadn't taken their personal faith seriously enough. Maybe instead, what we need is some kinda macro scale deconstruction of the system & culture itself? Even in healthy, robust, nuanced faith communities w/ genuine Holy Spirit presence, certain people will opt out. That's just how these things work. But, if you offer something real, if you have something real, then you end up w/ people saying that your faith community isn't for them, not that it's based on emptiness.

    May 26, 2020 at 1:56 PM
  4. Lucas27 liked Tim's post in the thread Genre The Christian Music Thread.

    That's dope. It's wild to me how some people encounter God via dreams. Never been how He speaks to me, lol, but I know some people through church who have those kinda experiences a lot. Also, as someone who knows that a single good God moment doesn't magically sort out matters of faith or of mental health & put a bow on it (as you alluded to yourself)... I hope you well on this ongoing journey! Especially during this pandemic we've all found ourselves in, lol. As I like to say, shit sucks, but God is good. :heart:

    May 26, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  5. Lucas27 liked Eric Wilson's post in the thread Genre The Christian Music Thread.

    I thought this would be a good place to share this. This year I’ve been having a lot of doubts and struggles in regards to faith and belief, along with a lot of mental health/OCD stuff as well that I’m still trying to work through. But it’s things that I’ve been praying about. Anyway I was feeling pretty down a few days ago, and just really questioning my faith. That night I had a dream that felt so vivid and surreal, it was just a small room with a table and chair, but on the table was a picture frame that had “Romans 3:22” listed in it. Not the verse itself, just the chapter and number. I know a lot of people know the verse after that (for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God), but verse 22 is never one that came to mind, nor one that I had memorized in the past. And it was just unusual to have a dream where in a picture frame I was fixated on that verse. When I woke up the next morning I looked up that verse (22). “the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:” ‭‭ It was the part “for all who believe” that really hit me and really helped me out because it summed up a whole lot of the doubts that I was having. Long story short, I just thought it was so surreal how I came across that verse and the ways God speaks to you. Hope it encourages someone else out there that may be struggling!

    May 26, 2020 at 1:55 PM
  6. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    That's interesting. I thought Cities and NTFP had been revered since they were released. Both have been genre classics since before the band broke up. By fan consensus, I always felt NS was seen as a slight misstep by fans, Dark was a minor return to form, and Vital was where they found their footing again. I don't necessarily agree with that. But the chart performances and financial success of Anberlin's records haven't reflected general fan opinion IMO.

    May 26, 2020 at 1:04 PM
  7. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    I didn't mean "normal" in a negative sense. At this point, a record in the vein of NTFP would have 10+ years of growth behind it and still be different and more mature. That's something I'd be interested in hearing, although weirder would be great too. I'd bet on a nice mixture of both which would probably be best case scenario anyway.

    May 26, 2020 at 12:53 PM
  8. Lucas27 liked Matt Metzler's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Lowborn was everything I wanted from them when it came out. I definitely hope they get weirder with this new album instead of veering back toward their “normal” sound.

    May 26, 2020 at 12:45 PM
  9. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    I also love seeing Dark and Lowborn getting praised. They fall into that middle ground where they're not usually as revered as Cities, NTFP, and Vital, but they're not considered "lower-tier" as often as NS or Blueprints. I think I've said this a hundred times in here, but I think Lowborn is a masterpiece. I would have been more than happy for them to end on that note. The fact that we're getting another record is amazing, but I hope fans start to give Lowborn its fair share of praise in retrospect. I think it felt too unconventional for some at the time, but maybe it'll be looked back on more fondly if we get another "normal" Anberlin record.

    May 26, 2020 at 9:43 AM
  10. Lucas27 liked thedrudo's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Dark is pretty underrated IMO. It’s one I listen to A LOT.

    May 26, 2020 at 9:38 AM
  11. Lucas27 liked Tim's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Love seeing other people say good things about Dark is the Way & Lowborn. Honestly, Vital might be, like, #5 for me? Below Cities, Lowborn, Dark, & Friendship. Though, I can enjoy any of 'em if they're on, even if I don't really choose half of 'em most of the time. Even New Surrender, probably my least favorite, has some good stuff; I remember listening to it a lot & defending it when it came out.

    May 26, 2020 at 9:38 AM
  12. Lucas27 liked awakeohsleeper's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    I consider Vital on par with Cities, with Lowborn and DITW just below them. NTFP and New Surrender are brilliant and then Blueprints is kind of a classic debut that I don't really need to listen to because everything else is far superior. I think at this point Stranger Ways, Dismantle.Repair and (*fin) are my favourite songs.

    May 26, 2020 at 6:45 AM
  13. Lucas27 replied to the thread Anchor & Braille - Tension (May 22, 2020).

    Yeah, it’s surreal how much I adore this record considering how simple it is. But it’s hitting me at the perfect time. My favorite song is changing day to day and I officially love all of them.

    May 26, 2020 at 12:23 AM
  14. Lucas27 liked j0nnymarrzbar's post in the thread Anchor & Braille - Tension (May 22, 2020).

    Man i love this album. So much good stuff here

    May 26, 2020 at 12:18 AM
  15. Lucas27 liked Michael Belt's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    looking back at Lowborn now, i think they were on the verge of something great with their sound. Vital is my favorite album of theirs, and the bonus tracks on Devotion were a precursor to some of what happened on that album. Lowborn wasn't perfect, but it was too notch with it's experimentation. if they made an album with that kind of experimentation, the energy and songwriting of Vital, and the maturity of DITW, it could be their best album to date.

    May 26, 2020 at 12:16 AM
  16. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    And I’m never more sure that something isn’t happening at a specific time than when Stephen Christian says it’s happening at that time.

    May 25, 2020 at 4:36 PM
  17. Lucas27 liked atlas's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    I'm never more sure something is happening than I am when Stephen Christian says he isn't sure if something is happening

    May 25, 2020 at 4:34 PM
  18. Lucas27 liked Tim's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Lowborn goes head-to-head w/ Cities for my favorite Anberlin album. Hope they put out some more songs that feel like "Stranger Ways" & "Armageddon."

    May 25, 2020 at 4:34 PM
  19. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    Man, I laughed a lot during the Livestream. The whole thing explained why Stephen has always been so unreliable with details over the years. But I do pray he's actually right this time and we get a record as early as 2020 (obviously I'm ecstatic no matter when it releases!).

    May 24, 2020 at 11:02 PM
  20. Lucas27 liked Petit nain des Îles's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Just thinking about the possibilities is wild. They unlocked so much potential with Lowborn they could go in any direction and pull it off.

    May 24, 2020 at 10:54 PM
  21. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    I haven't seen it yet, but about to watch it, which means... You guys have just revealed news that has MADE MY YEAR. OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS.

    May 24, 2020 at 8:01 PM
  22. Lucas27 liked K0ta's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    God new Anberlin, new Anchor & Braille, new Acceptance??? Truly they're saving 2020

    May 24, 2020 at 7:59 PM
  23. Lucas27 liked K0ta's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    I literally started choking on my ice cream when they said NEW ALBUM and then I started crying!!!

    May 24, 2020 at 7:59 PM
  24. Lucas27 liked contra11mundum's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Stephen just announced that they are writing a new record. So. Um. FUCK YES

    May 24, 2020 at 7:59 PM
  25. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    I keep expecting the new A&B record to get stale but I’m just falling more and more in love with it. It scratches that Anberlin itch even if it can’t remove the rash.

    May 24, 2020 at 12:34 PM
  26. Lucas27 liked disambigujason's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    All you’re opinions are wrong idr if I said this in this thread or the album thread but album is really good and consistent. Strong recommendation.

    May 24, 2020 at 12:32 PM
  27. Lucas27 liked irthesteve's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    This is certainly the closest to Anberlin the project has ever sounded

    May 24, 2020 at 12:32 PM
  28. Lucas27 liked mmhmm's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    It's so good.

    May 24, 2020 at 12:32 PM
  29. Lucas27 liked Serenity Now's post in the thread Band mewithoutYou.

    [untitled] is such a good morning listen. similar to PH appendix. Both go great with wooded trails & coffee

    May 24, 2020 at 7:08 AM
  30. Lucas27 liked irthesteve's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Every person in this thread should listen to the new Anchor and Braille album, kinda surprised not to see anything in here about it yet [MEDIA]

    May 24, 2020 at 7:07 AM
  31. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band Anberlin.

    Aww... I wanted to argue. :(

    May 23, 2020 at 8:52 PM
  32. Lucas27 liked disambigujason's post in the thread Band Anberlin.

    Younglife is my least favorite of the three so we can call it even :P

    May 23, 2020 at 8:51 PM
  33. Lucas27 replied to the thread Band mewithoutYou.

    I was thinking the same thing.

    May 23, 2020 at 8:51 PM
  34. Lucas27 liked Dinosaurs Dish's post in the thread Band mewithoutYou.

    Woah, that was totally unintentional and I didn’t even realize it til y’all pointed it out. Weird!

    May 23, 2020 at 8:50 PM
  35. Lucas27 liked disambigujason's post in the thread Band mewithoutYou.

    Did you intentionally cite this song after mentioning their discog is basically 6 hours of existential dread? edit: just saw the above lol

    May 23, 2020 at 8:50 PM