Listen to the new album by Katie Lighty!
Listen to the new album by Katie Lighty!

JFH Staff Review




Tinman Jones
Gravity Youth



Album length: 11 Tracks: 43 Minutes, 01 Second
Street Date: 2001


The band Tinman Jones gets their name from The Wizard of Oz, where tinman was in search for a heart; these men are on a quest for the very heart of God. They describe their style as modern rock as a mixture of passionate vocals and rap. They have played with notable acts Bleach, Skillet, GRITS, and many, many more and have a partnership with World Vision. Their 2001 release, Gravity Youth is produced by Reid Waltz and Jef Curtiss (Audio Adrenaline, Jennifer Knapp) as well as Barry Blair (former guitarist of Audio A, producer for Bleach).

When Tinman Jones has it, they truly have it. Let me explain... Tracks like "Valet" and "I Will" show amazingly catchy choruses, while the great bass line and synthesizer of "To See You" are hard to forget. "Etch-A-Sketch" is filled with delightful verses and hip-hop that is, surprisingly, appealing while "Superhero" is an impressive cheerful tune. The rest of the album, though, doesn't seem to hold a candle to the tracks mentioned.

Think Reality Check or maybe even dc Talk and the Goo Goo Dolls or Vertical Horizon. The rap, for much of the album, could easily be discarded, but regardless, sounds like Pillar. Half of Gravity Youth seems like emotionless filler while the other half is pure radio friendly impressive Christian rock.

With more killer and no filler, Tinman Jones will without a doubt find the heart of music.

- Review date: 4/7/02, written by Blake Garris


Listen to the new album from Jack Izaak!

 


. Record Label: Lionhardt Records
. Album length: 11 Tracks, 43 Minutes and 01 Second
. Street Date: 2001

  1. Valet
  2. I Will
  3. Gravity Youth
  4. To See You
  5. Evidence
  6. Flutterby
  7. Etch-A-Sketch
  8. Churchbus
  9. Axis
  10. Superhero
  11. Freedom Cage

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Jack Izaak!

Search JFH



This Monday, August 3, 2020
Jonah Fear (feat. Anomaly) - Single (independent)


This Friday, August 7, 2020
Apollo LTD Patience - Single [Centricity]
Disciple Darkness Dies - Single [Tooth & Nail]
Grandpa Loves Rhinos Searching in the Sarchasm [Indie Vision Music]
Jason Gray Glory Days - Single [Centricity]
Coby James Whatever - Single [Centricity]
Lydia Laird Lydia Laird - EP [Provident]
North Point Worship Praise Your Name [Centricity]
John Schlitt Go Vinyl [4K]
Seventh Day Slumber Unseen: The Lion - EP [Rockfest]
We The Kingdom Holy Water [Capitol CMG]


Next Thursday, August 13, 2020
Various Artists Songs We've Been Trying to Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume 9 [JFH Music]


Next Friday, August 14, 2020
Bride Drop (25th Anniversary Edition) [Girder Records]
Tori Kelly Solitude EP [Capitol]
Life.Church Worship Jesus Is Near EP [DREAM Worship]
PEABOD Heavenly Father - Single [Centricity]
Kim Walker-Smith Wild Heart (Live) [Sparrow/Jesus Culture]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new single from Melanie Waldman!




Listen to the new album from The Grace Collective!