Plugged In Magazine Reviews Future Tense
Sat., Aug. 30. 2008 12:01pm EDT
Focus on the Family's Plugged In magazine just published a great review of the new ApologetiX CD, Future Tense, in their September issue. Here's what it says:
No one rewrites mainstream rock lyrics with more humor and prophetic insight than ApologetiX. In addition to playful takes on Adam's need for a mate, Jesus sleeping through a storm and Martha's frustration with her sedentary sister (smart parodies of songs by Three Days Grace, The All-American Rejects and AFI), the band's latest CD, Future Tense, also lambastes a post-Christian culture in chaos.Plugged In has been a great supporter of ApologetiX over the years. First they ran a cover story on us in 2001, followed by favorable reviews in 2002, 2004, 2007, and now 2008.
Specifically, "Land of Delusion" (a parody of "Land of Confusion" by Genesis and Disturbed) condemns our nation's attempt to be out from under God, while "Stupid's Stronghold/Reckless in America" (borrowing a tune by Gym Class Heroes), notes how immoral entertainment has jumped the tracks. A powerful history lesson, "Iraq & Iran" (recasting John Cougar Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane") reminds us of how God humbles civilizations. From Boston to the Beatles, from Fall Out Boy to the Fray, Future Tense impersonates diverse musical voices to deliver poignant social commentary.
Earlier this year, they gave ApologetiX a feature article and front-page billing on their homepage (http://www.pluggedinonline.com), which gets over a million visitors a month.
We highly recommend Plugged In magazine and their online site as an excellent source for reviews of the latest movies, television shows and music releases -- both Christian and secular.