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Steve Taylor
Squint



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 10 tracks: 43 minutes, 29 seconds
Street Date: 1993


If you know Steve Taylor, then you already know the satire, comedy, and irony that mark his fantastic lyrics. If you do not know Steve Taylor, then you should get to know the most controversial Christian songwriter to date.

Squint was released in 1993 to mixed reviews. Everyone recognized the wit and the cutting lyrics as a new level and direction in CCM. Many objected, however, to Taylor's political satire in "Smug," his criticism of the CCM world in "Easy Listening," and his mocking "Cash Cow" rock opera. The lyrics were offensive however, because they were, as always, right on target.

Musically, there is much to choose from on this album. The ambitious rock opera format of "Cash Cow" cannot really be appreciated apart from the fan-made stop-motion music video that was later released. The emotional conclusion of "Finish Line" is as exhausting as any tear-inducing testimonial. With crisp pop riffs driving most of the tunes, it still feels like a 1990's throwback, but this is as good as a CCM throwback gets.

Find a copy, burn it into your brain, and enjoy the expansion of your perspective.

JFH Reader Review: Review date: 2/21/07, written by Dockery Morris for Jesusfreakhideout.com


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A highlight of Taylor's incredible career and a high point to bow out of music on (although I'd still love to hear a new album from Steve), Squint is a musically diverse, lyrically edgy record that is a historical moment for CCM. Worth a listen even 14 years later, Squint is an album to remember. - 2/21/07, John DiBiase

 

 

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. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Warner Alliance
. Album length: 10 tracks: 43 minutes, 29 seconds
. Street Date: 1993
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  1. The Lament of Desmond R.G.
    Underwood-Frederick IV
  2. Bannerman
  3. Smug
  4. Jesus is for Losers
  5. The Finish Line
  6. The Moshing Floor
  7. Easy Listening
  8. Curses
  9. Sock Heaven
  10. Cash Cow (A Rock Opera in Three
    Small Acts)
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