CD Reviews

The Swift - The Swift (2002)

Average User Rating: 9.5 out of 10
Total votes: 18 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 16

1. Till I Met You
2. Wake Up
3. Moshing Machine
4. Under The Sun
5. More Than Gold
6. Tug O War
7. Come On
8. Soften Your Heart
9. He's Making A Sunshine
10. Almost There
11. Surround Me

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Posted on 01-12-2005 by Unregisted
The sticker on this CD says that The Swift are "as passionate as Keith Green." Untrue. They are also much less musically adept as brilliant Mr. Green. Their lyrics, while occasionally being uplifting to the Christian demogauge (an example being "more than gold, I love your word/it speaks to me") but it mostly it plays a bad masquerade. The band's lyrics, rather than inspire, dull and numb. There is nothing new here, other than the poorly executed mix of irritating guitar and passionless piano. They are also less worshipful and giving glory to God, and more stoked on the fact that they have a CD that sells well. I don't want to sit here, and rag all over them. I'm sure God is using them in some form and fashion. I am simply not satisfied with cookie-cutter Christian music. The Swift do not sit well with me.

Posted on 03-16-2003 by visiblepraise
[COLOR=red]The Swift[/COLOR] is officially the best band ever! Okay, so I may be a little biased...but only a little. I've known the guys (Britt, Mike, Chris, and Trae) for a little over four years, back when they were just a local band in my hometown of Rocky Mount, NC. It's amazing to see how much they've grown, and yet they've stayed true to both their hometown fans and their style. I have to say, I've never met someone who didn't enjoy their music and their wreckless enthusiasm for spreading the message of Christ. I'm not only a fan, but a friend, and their dedication to the ministry is inspirational. This is without a shadow of a doubt my favorite CD, because of the mix of fun and function. They get the job done, and with the way the record is climbing the charts, it's obvious that the rest of America thinks so, too.
[COLOR=crimson]Liz Massingill[/COLOR]

Posted on 03-18-2003 by Guitarflunky
The swift is the best!!! I give them a 10:)

Posted on 03-29-2004 by ch12issy
:yep: I LOVE THE SWIFT! i memorized every word of every song! i love it THAT much! i got mike's autograph @ planet wisdom~ :D

Posted on 03-29-2004 by Leboman
I don't mean to brag, but I will. :D I helped Britt write [i]Moshing Machine[/i]. In fact, I've got the original demo for it with just him and piano. I co-wrote the lyrics in the bridge. The "Mr. Green Hair" and the "love your shoes but when they're breaking pews" lines are mine. Britt and Trae helped me record some songs I wrote before they moved to Nashville. They aren't as good as The Swift however. :-/
They have a new CD coming out too. Tentative release is sometime in July.

Posted on 03-29-2004 by Oldiesmann
That's a great song. One of the best ones on the CD. :)

Posted on 03-29-2004 by Leboman
[QUOTE=Oldiesmann]That's a great song. One of the best ones on the CD. :)[/QUOTE]
I know....:D

Not that I'm conceited or anything. :D

Posted on 04-03-2003 by Oldiesmann
I had heard a lot of people talking about this band, but hadn't heard any of their music. Fortunatley, the fact that I could buy their CD and get the latest sampler CD from made me look more into this band. I don't know what I've been missing! These guys are awesome! Upbeat piano-based rock with an awesome message. Even their cover of Keith Green's [i]Soften Your Heart[/i] is awesome! Few people can do a Keith Green song so well that it sounds just as good as the original. This is one exception. These guys state that Keith Green is their main influence, which is quite obvious from this CD. Awesome music, great sound, definitely a great band. I don't know why more stations aren't playing these guys!

Posted on 04-13-2004 by Brian-Alexander
i think the swift is awesome.
they got to play a few songs at my church in a concert. it was great

Posted on 04-30-2003 by punker15
these guys are amazing! moshing machine is a funny song. i give these guys a 10

Posted on 05-09-2004 by Spyder9
[COLOR=Indigo]undefined[/COLOR] dude man this CD was awesome.....LOVE THE PIANO! they sound kinda like supertones........... :D

Posted on 06-07-2003 by Val the Bunny
the swift gets a nine. :D they're positively an amazing band- lyrically, musically, and live.

i'd give them a 10 but i don't like 'soften your heart'... a little too keith greenish.:p

Posted on 08-04-2003 by Michael
Very snappy music. i like it.

Posted on 08-09-2003 by Bassman71
I had never heard of them until they did a concert at the church camp i was at. Great live act. I bought there cd and was impressed. Great basslines. I love Wake Up.

Posted on 08-11-2003 by fish88
I got to go to a concert that they did. It was awesome. I think Moshing Machine is pretty funny, and I love Wake Up. I really like all the piano stuff. It's kinda funny to watch him pound on those keys...

Posted on 10-09-2004 by BAM I am
OH yeah, the SWIFT ROCK!! they're all awesome guys too. Check out their new album :Today". It has a different feel but I like it equally to "the swift"

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