Starflyer 59 returns with another solid collection of songs.
For over two decades, Jason Martin’s “blue collar” approach to music has resulted in an impressively reliable discography.
Dial M is yet another fine offering from one of the most reliable and dependable names in music today.
In addition to these fresh, exciting elements, the album also features some of the most honest, spiritual songs that Martin has written in, well, quite some time.
However, it’s very fitting that I Am the Portugese Blues sport one of the older style covers, as in many ways, it’s a regression towards the band’s earlier sound.
Actually, the best part about having all of these tracks in one location is getting to listen to all of Starflyer’s musical directions in one sitting.
When it works, it shows once again that Martin is still one of the best songwriters in Christian music.
In some ways, this album is an amalgamation of everything that Martin has done before.
When you hear this record, it’s easy to see why Starflyer is one of the most critically acclaimed Christian bands.
Suffice it to say, Gold was one of the best Christian releases of 1995.
This album is intensely both weird and cool.