With all of the reviews coming in over the past month, we thought it would be beneficial for everyone to see what the critics have been saying about Todd Agnew’s Need!
“There is certainly a need for Agnew’s brand of gospel out there, and the tweaks he made to his sound for this album are all to his credit.” – All Music Guide
“Agnew has put out a diverse collection of musical expression, but one that holds to a common thread we all need to hear—Jesus is all we need!” – Advance magazine
“Need portrays his laid-back demeanor well, letting the listener know ‘what you hear is what you get.’ Thankfully, what I hear is pretty darn good.” – CCM Magazine
“The best qualities of his signature lyricism and heartfelt vocals are captured within a myriad of listener-friendly hooks and infectious sounds… Need offers a clever combination of styles from church hymns to southern gospel and both, classic and modern rock… highly consumable and extremely infectious.” – New Release Tuesday, 8.5 out of 10
“Some tracks on Todd Agnew’s new album will make you want to lift your hands in worship, and others will make you want to jump in row for a line dance.” – Christianity Today
“Need has songs for your service, featured music and songs for personal listening. Don’t miss this one. It is a best of the best.” – Worship Leader
“The music is great, and his vocals seem to be at the top of his game this time around.” – Jesus Freak Hideout, 4 to 5 stars
“When it comes to beautiful worshipful music that doesn’t fit the ‘modern worship’ pigeonhole, Todd Agnew’s Need is as good as it gets.” – Beyond the Turntable
What are your thoughts?
3 thoughts on ““NEED” Reviews”
Every time another one of Todd’s CDs are released I think that one is the best. But this one is quite possibly THE best! I think what sets it apart for me is that it transcends all the lyrics and rhythms of skillful musicians and focuses on Jesus. The more I listen, the deeper the layers of truth are revealed that provoke my heart to deeper worship. Irregardless of all the technical brilliance, this one is off the charts for me.
I think that I agree with Brenda on this one, I absolutely love this album! The lyrics are always great but I really enjoy the different sounds that Todd puts with the lyrics. My favorite so far is The Love of God, that is an unexpected rhythm and sound from Todd, but I love how soft and calming it is.
I once heard a guy who attributed 3 Doors Down’s “Here Without You” as a country song but morphed by the studio. In turn, he returned the twang back to it.
It’s the feeling I get from “Need.” I feel a step removed. But, as I ran across this album via Spotify, maybe I am.
I also remember that guy who meshed “Fragile Breath” with “Higher.”
I’m sure I’m the wrong audience, but I miss “less studio” but deep, soal groanings, covering “My Glorious” or a very powerful , energetic, overwhelming chorus in “Abide with Me.”