Now, Not Yet

Half Alive - Now, Not Yet
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Based on 104 ratings
2019 Ratings: #33
August 9, 2019 / Release Date
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RCA Records / Label
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Cosmilk
80
These guys are like AJR except with actual heart and charm to them.

A big problem with Christian music has been that it focuses SPECIFICALLY on lyrical content. I can understand people who say they hate it for the fact that it always feels like its themes are being shoved down your throat, but personally, that's never really bothered me. My problem with Christian music, within the last 10 years especially, is that they don't seem like they really care about the music at all. They just try to ... read more
PcPowerUp
89
this is the best christian rock record ever

I'm not a religious person, so religious themes in music usually isolate me a lot. That being said, this record does religion right. It doesn't shove some lifestyle down your throat, it slowly feeds you it's struggles, hardships, missteps, acceptance and other things that come with being religious beautifully. The production on this record is absolutely phenomenal across the board, though sometimes being a little too weird for it's own good. I loved ... read more
Plats
88
I found the singles leading up to this very promising and, quite surprising the record manages to live up to the hype. While I don't have any religious beliefs whatsoever and Christian music is just... not very good, I really appreciate that half•alive manages to surpass the expectations of the genre and focuses on both the sound and the lyrical content. "Now, Not Yet" is a well-produced, well-written, catchy, fun and just friggin’ adorable! Proooobably the best ... read more
AndroidQuality
88
I was thoroughly impressed by Half Alive's 3 Ep which I thought was a solid start for this new and coming Indie Rock/Pop band. I also was very impressed at the five singles that were released for this project. I was generally coming into this with high expectations. Did they meet them?

Definitely

This project saw them evolving their sound to a more clear and rounded mold which I was overall very impressed with. The best part of it in my opinion is the very clean production and sound which ... read more
91
Possibly the greatest "Christian" album ever: fully enjoyable for both devout believers and the atheist listener. The lyrics are profoundly spiritual, but are explored in such a well-crafted manner that I'm sure they will still resonate with casual listeners. Musically, we see cohesion, yet creative versatility, from the straight banger "still feel." to profoundly beautiful, exquisitely produced "creature". The arrangements are rich and adventurous, like drinking a ... read more
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