447. Decapitated Society – Jan Krist

DECAPITATED SOCIETY (1992)

Jan Krist

Simply put, Kan Krist is one of the finest female singer-songwriters to ever grace the Christian Music world. Seldom accompanied by anything more than her acoustic guitar and stark and simple production, Decapitated Society is all about the song. The title track discusses the depths to which society has fallen in which we appear to have to decapitate our mind from our heart and soul.

Krist easily could and should share the stage at Lilith Fair with the best singer-songwriters available today. Fans of the Indigo Girls, Sarah McLachlan and Suzanne Vega will find something on this project to lay hold of. Even Billboard Magazine recognized the brilliance of this debut and listed it amongst the best of the year.

Along with the title track other highlights include Someone, Honey Moon and Love Is Not to Blame. Her follow up release on Storyville records is also a worthy contender and both should be considered very strong AYSO.

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  1. Shawn McLaughlin
    October 11, 2010 at 6:54 am

    My favorites on this are “Shine” which is a spot on portrayal of a teen girl’s search for significance, and “Dancing in the Graveyard” with it’s killer harmonies. I always took the title to imply that a society without a clear cut “head” was doomed to fail.

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