Peculiar People - Waiting For the Son

Friday 1st October 1999
Peculiar People - Waiting For the Son

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire

Here we have some light alternative rockers with strong, clear lyrics. This is a follow up to their debut self-titled album in 1997. In 'Waiting For The Son' the lyrics explore more topics than just the gospel and atonement of the first album. The optimistic tone of 'Waiting For The Son' is set by the artwork including deckchairs and sunglasses making a pun on the waiting for the son/sun. Personally, I'm not quite convinced that the Matthew 24 'war and famine' theme of the title track fits this. Yes it does have a catchy hook, an effective use of the trumpet and hey, it might make a good radio song. For me though, it's in the other tracks, some of which are softer, where I find the poetry of the songwriting goes a little deeper. These are really praise songs, exploring the father heart of God, worshipping Jesus, and with more than one song about lounging to be filled with the Holy Spirit. As a bonus track at the end there's a remix of the quirky 'Cow Bell' from their debut - a song that has already received plenty of airplay in South Africa. This is a really good worship album for those who prefer a bit more of an edge to their songs.

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