Pastor John - Tia
I have to be honest: I did not love Battle Studies the first couple of times that I listened to it. I don't know why that surprised me, though. With the exception of Room For Squares, I haven't liked any of Pastor Mayer's cds the first time through. I have yet to figure out why that is. It always takes a couple of listens before I have that, "YOU BETTER PREACH" moment.
So on my 14 hour drive back to Atlanta on Wednesday I decided it was time to REALLY listen to Battle Studies. I had my "shata" moment at about hour 3. John is PREACHING!!! Y'all better listen. I love this album. It plays like a natural continuation of Continuum in my book. And I think it shows a lot of growth on his part.
Hands down Assassins is my favorite track. I easily listened to it 30 times between Maryland and Virginia.
Oh and can we talk about how he did songs from Battle Studies on the cruise...How did I miss that...? Oh wait....the Long Island Iced Tea in the cup shaped like a boat...yeah....that happened....