Glory (Kutless album)

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Studio album by Kutless
Released February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)
Genre Christian rock, contemporary worship music
Length 48:48
Label BEC
Producer Ian Eskelin, Dave Lubben
Kutless chronology
Singles from Glory
  1. "You Alone"
    Released: 2013[1]
  2. "Never Too Late"
    Released: 2014[1]
  3. "In Jesus' Name"
    Released: 2014[1]

Glory is the eighth studio album from Christian rock band Kutless, and the album released on February 11, 2014 by BEC Recordings. It is the band's final album with long-time rhythm guitarist Nick DePartee, as well as their only album with drummer Kyle Peek, who took over Jeff Gilbert's position after departing from the band in 2012. The producers on the album were Ian Eskelin and Dave Lubben. This album received generally positive reception from critics.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CCM Magazine 3/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 squares[3]
CM Addict 4.5/5 stars[4]
The Front Row Report 9/10 stars[5]
HM Magazine 3/5 stars[6]
Indie Vision Music 3/5 stars[7]
Jesus Freak Hideout 2.5/5 stars[8]
1/5 stars[9]
2/5 stars[10]
Louder Than the Music 4/5 stars[11]
New Release Tuesday 4/5 stars[12]

Glory garnered generally positive reception from twelve music critics. Grace S. Aspinwall of CCM Magazine rated the album three stars out of five, calling the album "accessible to the everyday worship leader in small town America as it is to the players on music row."[2] At HM, Sarah Brehm rated the album three stars, noting that on the album "musicianship is satisfactory, it’s that most of the tracks aren’t memorable", and "the songs have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another [...] a common problem with worship albums."[6] Jonathan Andre of Indie Vision Music rated the album three stars, writing that the release "is certain to draw some critics and commendable words alike."[7] At New Release Tuesday, Mary Nikkel rated the album four stars, stating that "Although this album doesn't bring a lot of innovation or fresh insight to the airwaves, it's a solid and uplifting offering that could easily become a staple in the listener's worship library."[12]

Christian Music Reviews' Daniel Edgeman rated the album four and one fifths out of five, indicating that he can tell the band put in some hard work on the release, and it "is probably one of the best and most mature work the band has put out."[13] At Louder Than the Music, Jono Davies rated the album four stars, saying that the album comes "With some stunning worshipful music", which is chock "full of great lyrics about God [that's] all about turning the listener's attention to the Glory of God, and it does it so well."[11] Emily Kjonaas of Christian Music Zine rated the album four and three fourths out of five, highlighting that "Glory is further proof that they are a force to be reckoned with."[14] At The Front Row Report, Reggie Edwards rated the album nine out of ten, stating that the album gets really close to being the band's best release.[5]

Julia Kitzing of CM Addict rated the album four-and-a-half stars, affirming that "each one has hard hitting lyrics that will make you stop and reflect on what Jesus has done for us", and felt that "It's an album full of original worship songs that point you to the cross."[4] At Jesus Freak Hideout, Alex "Tincan" Caldwell rated the album two-and-a-half stars, indicating that "while containing some nice moments, [the album] feels like an assignment that was not given the student's undivided attention and does not demonstrate their full potential."[8] Jerold Wallace rated the album a one star, writing that "Glory isn't a bad album, but simply ordinary."[9] Founder John DiBiase rated the album two stars, saying that the release "brings nothing new at all to the table."[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

For the Billboard charting week of March 1, 2014, Glory was the No.105 most sold album in the entirety of the United States via the Billboard 200 and it was the No. 5 most sold album in the Christian category by the Christian Albums charting. Also, the album was the No. 24 most sold album on the Top Rock Albums chart, and on the Top Alternative Albums chart it was the No. 17 most sold. The album was the No. 18 most sold on the Independent Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

Standard track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Revelation" Scott Krippayne, James Mead, Jon Micah Sumrall 4:49
2. "In Jesus' Name" Chad Bohi, Nick De Partee 4:16
3. "You Alone" Dave Lubben, Mead, De Partee 4:14
4. "Never Too Late" Ian Eskelin, Tim Rushlow, Tony Woods 3:13
5. "All To You" Lubben, De Partee 4:19
6. "We Lift You Up" Lubben, De Partee, Sumrall 3:48
7. "We Will Worship" Jonathan Smith, Sumrall, Wood 4:02
8. "Rest" Lubben, De Partee, Sumrall 3:34
9. "Restore Me" Krippayne, Lubben, De Partee 5:00
10. "God Rest My Soul" Bryan Brown, Lubben, Dave Luetkenhoelter, De Partee, Sumrall 3:43
11. "Always" Lubben , Sumrall 4:29
12. "In the City" Lubben, De Partee 3:21
Total length: 48:48
Deluxe track listing
No. Title Length
13. "Children of God" 4:04
14. "At the Cross" 3:23
15. "Unto You" 4:40
16. "Shining" 4:03
17. "You Alone" (demo version) 4:02
18. "Always" (demo version) 4:29
Total length: 73:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
US Billboard 200[15] 105
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[16] 17
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[17] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 18
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[19] 24


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  2. ^ a b Aspinwall, Grace S. (March 1, 2014). "Kutless: Glory (BEC Recordings)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 36. ISSN 1524-7848. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Cummings, Tony. "Review: Glory - Kutless". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Kitzing, Julia (January 21, 2014). "Review of Glory by Kutless". CM Addict. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Edwards, Reggie (January 21, 2014). "Kutless: Glory review". The Front Row Report. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Brehm, Sarah (February 5, 2014). "Kutless – Glory". HM Magazine. HM Publications LLC. ISSN 1066-6923. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Andre, Jonathan (February 7, 2014). "Kutless – Glory | Reviews". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Caldwell, Alex "Tincan" (February 10, 2014). "Kutless, "Glory" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Wallace, Jerold (February 2, 2014). "Kutless, "Glory" Review: JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b DiBiase, John (February 9, 2014). "Kutless, "Glory" Review: JFH Staff's Additional 2 Cents". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Davies, Jono (February 10, 2014). "Reviews - Kutless - Glory". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Nikkel, Mary (March 31, 2014). "Mission Established - Kutless' Glory". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  13. ^ Edgeman, Daniel (February 10, 2014). "Kutless – Glory". Christian Music Review. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ Kjonaas, Emily (February 11, 2014). "Kutless – Glory (Review)". Christian Music Zine. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
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  16. ^ "Kutless Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  17. ^ "Kutless Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  18. ^ "Kutless Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  19. ^ "Kutless Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2014.