Thursday night I got a copy of the new David Crowder CD, A Collision, and I have played it a couple of times since then. There is much to like here and much that is really interesting. It is too soon to really write a review of this – I hope to write more later – but already Bethany and Meredith and I have had IM conversations about it. Bethany called it a postmodern album which makes a certain amount of sense to me. Bryan has been telling me how cool Sufjan Stevens is and Crowder covers one of his songs on the album and, yeah, there is a lot of emotion in that song.
The big sound this band makes never seems to have the definition that, say, U2 has when they really go for it. So I like them best when they use a bit more of their dynamic range (which they do often on this album) and when they’re at their most whimsical – which Crowder seems to be almost continuously.
Crowder is getting some attention for this album – it was the #2 downloaded album on itunes this week! I’m looking forward to further talks about it with my kids and lots more listens in the car.