Heath McNease is an experimental hip-hop/rap artist. At the core his music is hip-hop/rap but he has many other influences throughout his music. The first song Natural Disaster Baptism on the album immediately reminded me of Beck. I used to be a huge Beck fan and this song hooked me in to listen to the rest of the album. The rest of the album there are a handful of songs that remind me of Beck at parts as well, great mix of many different genres rap, rock, folk, soul……… He has many artists contributing to the album as well, Playdough lends vocals on the song Under Her Pillow and artists such as ForBeatsSake, Courtland Urbano, Freddie Bruno, and Playdough all contribute beats for different songs.

For the most part I stick to music that I can listen to around my kids, they are all under the age of 7. I don't find every song on this album to be appropriate for them though. Although Heath McNease is clearly a Christian, and it comes out in his music, this album has some themes that I don't feel that my kids need to hear about for a little while. Although there is no profanity he does use the word freaken and mother freaken. In the context that they are used it is not something i want my young children repeating (I am also fairly overprotective of what my kids are exposed to maybe, give it a listen to make that decision for yourself) there is still plenty of songs on it that would be fine for them.

As I understand many of Heath's past albums are very lighthearted but this one is much more serious, hitting on some of the darker aspects of life that people deal with, even as Christians. That being said It's a great album, I recommend checking it out even if hip-hop/rap is not a genre that you generally listen to, you might be pleasantly surprised. If you like what you hear he has many other albums available on iTunes and Amazon, you can check them out at the links below.

Tracklist

  1. Natural Disaster Baptism
  2. Thrift Store Jesus
  3. Under Her Pillow (Feat. Playdough)
  4. Hearts Still Beats
  5. Bread Or Wine
  6. Groundhog Day
  7. When Mama's Not Around
  8. Deep Thoughts By Jack Handy
  9. Elysian Fields
  10. A Lesson Before Dying
  11. It's A Wonderful Life (Feat. Pigeon John, Red Cloud, Sintax The Terrific)
  12. Thought Police
  13. Blues
  14. All Is Well

Download Heath McNease – Thrift Store Jesus free at his Bandcamp Page

(if this link does not work or the download is no longer free leave a comment below so I can take it down, thanx)

Heath McNease Thrift Store Jesus

Check out more by Heath McNease here.

Heath McNease

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