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Michael W. Smith – ‘A Million Lights’ album review
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This time around, it’s the programmed loops, Top 40 dance hall sounds and auto-tuned vocals. The instrumentation has shifted quite a bit over Michael W. Smith’s three-plus decades in the industry, but what remains at the heart of each composition from the pop legend is a memorable melodic hook rooted in an authentic message. While A Million Lights (buy) sounds different at first glance, a release steeped in today’s Top 40 playlists, it’s undoubtedly the same “Smitty” that’s shone as bright as the titular subject for so long. See for yourself on songs like “Crashing Waves,” “Love Always Wins” and “Conversation.”

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Matt Conner is a writer/editor who has interviewed approximately 2,000 musicians, authors, directors, actors and other artists. He’s the Managing Editor for PledgeMusic, a former editor with Vox Media, and writes regularly for numerous print- and web-based publications, including Under the Radar, Relevant and the Indianapolis Star.

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