Commodity (album)

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Commodity
Commodity by Remedy Drive.png
Studio album by Remedy Drive
Released September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)
Genre Contemporary Christian music, Christian alternative rock, Christian rock, indie rock
Length 44:03
Label Independent
Producer Philip Zach, Remedy Drive
Remedy Drive chronology
Resuscitate
(2012)
Commodity
(2014)

Commodity is the fifth studio album from American Christian rock band Remedy Drive. The project was funded via a Kickstarter funding campaign that enabled the band to self-release the album on September 23, 2014. Remedy Drive worked with former band member Philip Zach on production. The album cover is a photograph taken by NASA after debris created a small hole in their Solar Max Satellite in 1984. The image was made public in 2006.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[1]
HM Magazine4/5 stars[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout4/5 stars[3]
4/5 stars[4]
4.5/5 stars[5]
Jesus Wired9.5/10 stars[6]
New Release Tuesday4.5/5 stars[7]
Worship Leader4/5 stars[8]

Signaling in a four star review by CCM Magazine, Andy Argyrakis mentions, "Not only does Remedy Drive make its strongest musical statement since its 1998 beginnings, but the lyrical thread that runs throughout Commodity is also the group's most vital."[1] Bobby Gilles, in a four star review from Worship Leader, explaining, "Now, with the concept album Commodity, Remedy Drive is providing a soundtrack to the resistance, declaring 'the Kingdom of God is at hand.'"[8] In agreement with the four star ratings is Sarah Dos Santos of HM Magazine, recognizing, "There are a number of innovative songwriting skills used on this album, which helps to put the band’s unique synth-rock ambiance in a league of its own instead of as a Coldplay clone."[2] Hamilton Barber, writes a four star review for Jesus Freak Hideout, declaring, "Commodity is a good record."[3] Specifying in a four and a half star review at New Release Tuesday, Mary Nikkel observes, "Commodity is a concept album, and should be heard as such."[7] Jessica Morris, awarding the album a nine and a half star rating for Jesus Wired, writes, "this album is breathtaking."[6]

Tracks[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Commodity"5:21
2."Dear Life"3:39
3."Under the Starlight"3:51
4."June [Instrumental]"0:32
5."Take Cover"3:06
6."The Wings of the Dawn"5:09
7."The Cool of the Day"3:26
8."The Sides of the North"4:15
9."Throne"3:33
10."Love Is Our Weapon"2:59
11."King of Kings" (featuring All Sons & Daughters)4:26
12."When a Soul Is Set Free"3:52
13."Commodity (Radio Edit)" (Digital Bonus Track)3:41
Total length:44:03

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[9] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Argyrakis, Andy. "Remedy Drive: Commodity". CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Dos Santos, Sarah. "Remedy Drive - Commodity". HM Magazine. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Barber, Hamilton. "Remedy Drive, "Commodity" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Gangl, Bert. "Remedy Drive, "Commodity" Review - Second Staff Opinion". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Rice, Mark. "Remedy Drive, "Commodity" Review - JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Morris, Jessica (October 17, 2014). "Remedy Drive Shine A Light On Human Trafficking With New "Commodity" Album". Jesus Wired. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Nikkel, Mary. "Setting Souls Free". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Gilles, Bobby. "Commodity". Worship Leader. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Remedy Drive Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2015.