Deitrick Haddon - Church On The Moon

Published Friday 22nd July 2011
Deitrick Haddon - Church On The Moon
Deitrick Haddon - Church On The Moon

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 104186-17809
LABEL: Verity 886977133626
RELEASE DATE: 2011-01-26
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Deitrick has long been one of contemporary gospel's more adventurous spirits though this latest set with the hitmaker giving full reign to his vivid imagination will confuse as many people as it engages. Some of the tracks here sound like the gospel star is trying to make a Christian equivalent to George Clinton's funkadelic sci-fi offerings but unlike Toby Mac (who has plundered Clinton's psychedelic funk on more than one occasion) the interplanetary metaphors make for some pretty garbled messages. Still, the high energy "Power" is a rhythmic treat while the first single from the album "Well Done" is a pretty powerful plea to leave our sins behind. Elsewhere you've got "Rippin' The Kingdom", an auto-tuned opus featuring Tye Tribbett, J Moss and Canton Jones while his wife Demetria joins him on the trippy pop duet "Save Somebody". Possibly the most arresting lyric can be heard on "Fighting Temptation" where our man tells a temptress, "Can't believe what I'm seeing, I'm speechless/All I see is your booty and cleavage/you're just trying to find my weakness, and I'm determined to pass your test."

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Product Description
This new release from Deitrick Haddon includes guest artists J Moss and Canton Jones.

Reader Comments

Posted by astro @ 01:07 on Mar 20 2011

To be honest I din't like this one too much. I prefer Revealed better. This album has to much beats if you never heard anyone saying anything and just heard the tune you would think somones at a rave (Fighting Temptations).

I can tell this album is to attract people who think God isn't interesting but I can do this with Tinnie Tempah's songs and just make it about Jesus

Posted by Adewale Ogunmokun in London @ 10:28 on Mar 3 2011

This is the fourth album I've bought from D.Haddon and was worried that I may not like this one consideriing how great "Revealed" was. Well people its better ! I felt this album was better balanced in in pace and listening, lyrically its also more direct rather than suggestive in terms of singing more about God. D.D has managed to sucessfully blend various genre of music without compromising on his convictions about God. I pray you enjoy this album as much as I did !

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