Kings & Queens (2013)
Live from Hawaii: The Farewell Concert (2007)
Credit the lads of Audio Adrenaline with one thing: they know their target audience. From the time of their inception at Kentucky Christian College in the late 1980s (under the A-180 moniker) to the release of the career-spanning Adios album in 2006, front man Mark Stuart and his cohorts have consistently kept an eye on those in the under-20 contingent as they churned out one catchy, teen-friendly pop/rock anthem after another.
Until My Heart Caves In (2005)
After ten years of being declared a "youth group band", Audio Adrenaline's latest offering, Lift, finds the group attempting to forge a more mature identity for themselves. The change is evident; from the drab, grey photograph on the liner notes to the last song on the album, there's no trace of any kidding around. While this might snag a larger fan base, longtime fans of AA will be startled at what Lift has to offer.
Hit Parade (2001)
The following was said of Creed recently: "They're not necessarily trying to change the face of rock music. They're just trying to do honest, hard-nosed, good rock music. And when I look at each new record, I say to myself, "by gosh, they've done it again." (Or some variant of that). The same could be said of Christian group Audio Adrenaline.
Reflecting on God's strength in our weakness, Audio Adrenaline takes that topic into circumspect with their latest studio release. Underdog is a unique mixture of all of Audio A's best, including the original sound and style fans have grown to love over the years without slacking on the message. Of course, with several various musical genres on the album, there's bound to be something in Underdog to please everybody, from straight-up hard rock to rockabilly to a mock coffeehouse song!
Some Kind of Zombie (1997)
Exploring concepts of rebirth and the resurrection of a generation, Audio Adrenaline minus Barry Blair almost drops the rock-pop feel for a very intense, edgy volume raved by a crowd often ignored by Christian music: youth. Though I have claimed they lost all traces of intelligence, tact and style when Barry Blair departed, I never took the time to listen to Some Kind of Zombie; I now realize I owe an apology to AA fans. This album rocks, pure and simple.
It's an album the band has found hard to top, an uncontrolled statement of trust, energy and salvation urging listeners to Bloom. The opener screams the "Secret" of God's immeasurable love, unhindered in it's rock bombardment. "Never Gonna Be" stands it's own as one of the hottest Christian singles of all time, a strong melody stressing humility and the enduring glory of Jesus. Though it's easily forgotten first time through, "Good People" thanks the everyday fans and folks who AA have met, and see as their role models.
Live Bootleg (1995)
Don't Censor Me (1993)
It's hard to believe this is only Audio A.'s second album, and it's this record that launched them into superstardom in the Christian market...and certainly a higher profile in the mainstream. Of course, I'd be the first to ask "What is so incredible about a release that utilizes drum machines, digital programming, and even rap?" Words fail me in describing my argument for Don't Censor Me.