I do try, I try REALLY hard to like Christian music and bands, really I do. There are a few that I do enjoy, but I have to be honest. They are just boring and really outdated in the style of music. A few I do like--Mainstay, Run Kid Run, David Crowder Band, Underoath, Flyleaf.....and now my mind has gone blank..that's horrible. But there is a short list, nonetheless.
So I'm thinking, how much does music influence your life? What do you think Christian people should listen to? Only Christian music? If you are a lover of music *ahem* good music that could become a bit of a challenge. I love music, I love the genre's that aren't on the radio, I love the acoustic style, folk style, emo style, Indie style...the stuff speaks to me (not like in the same way worship music speaks to me), easy to listen to, makes me happy, fun to sing along with. I know we should listen to things to give us hope, encouragement, happiness and grow closer to God, but listen to these songs I have below--(take the time, seriously). Then read about the bands afterwards...would you still think it's ok to listen to them? **Edit: It will say the video is disabled, just click "Watch on YouTube" and it will direct you to the video (do it).
Amazing aren't they? Talk about talented, especially the last one. These groups are amazing live (you tube videos) and the tune and beat to song can get stuck in your head for days and put me in a good mood. Want to know something about these girls?
First video: Tegan & Sara: amazingly talented in their songwriting skills and voices. Twin Sisters. Lesbians.
Second video: Meg & Dia: again, amazingly talented, those voices! Sisters. Atheists.
Does what they do or believe change the fact that they make awesome music and I listen to them and sing along? It doesn't change anything for me. Their words aren't soaked in cuss words or words that even focus on religion or politics..they are poetic words about life and they have killer tunes and voices.
I'm sure no one even bothered to listen to them or read my post in its entirety, but it's a discussion I know I had when I was a teenager and most likely would still have to this day with my parents or even some people...you should only listen to music that is Christian and you can understand the words...but sometimes, music like this, makes happy, regardless of what their personal lives involve. Wrong? I don't know, I have listened to Christian and non-Christian music most of my life and I still maintain a relationship with God. Do I love worship music? Yes, absolutely, that music speaks to me, on a different level, that speaks to who I am and what I'm about, that is my time to worship God, but I also enjoy other music..where the members in the bands, may not be a Chrisitan. It goes back to the question, if you are Christian should you listen to only Christian music? Will I somehow not have a strong relationship with God because of it? Some would think so. Some would be wrong.