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February 04, 2008

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? - 4

While this documentary lacked a cohesive story, the film does make for some interesting interviews about the state of Christian rock music. It runs the spectrum of those that see clear lines between Christianity and music and those that take a more integrated approach. It is interesting how people think about ways subcultures relate to the general culture and vice versa. Most of the film is concert clips and interview taken at the Cornerstone Festival, a summer music event held at a campground near Chicago every year. I've heard Daniel Smith and David Bazan talk more about this than the few minutes they get in this film, both intelligent to the issues. A good conversation starter, but I was hoping for more of a story trying to get at some of the deeper questions about this phenomenon, and the broader issue of the relationship between culture and religion.

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