You could listen just about every day without getting annoyed. You get cravings to hear it at least once a month (twice or thrice in extreme cases). They have songs that you automatically yearn for when a certain emotion arises, and no other artist will express your emotional state quite like them. These are some of the descriptions that a person would use to when articulating what their favorite bands mean to them.
Every music lover (and even some casual music listeners) have those two or three (or in my case ten) of them that leave you unable to do much of anything but sit in awe and take in the band’s fantastic creations, no matter whether it’s the tenth time that you’ve heard them, or the thousandth.
So speaking of a thousand, and in honor of this beautiful connection between folks and their music, I’ve decided to compile a top ten list of Christian rock band Thousand Foot Krutch’s best musical fusions. I would venture a guess to say that my friends would think that this is an impossible task for me, as I am of the firm belief that it is pure and unadulterated fact their 50th best song is better than the best song of 90 percent of the bands out there. And while my friends would absolutely be correct that this is a challenging and difficult task, I’m proud to say that I am up for tackling it. So let’s get right to it:
10. “Small Town”
Album: Set It Off
Track #: 9
The only thing more thought-provoking than the instrumentals of this track is TFK’s commentary concerning big time life questions that everyone has wondered (and the answers to which).
Track #: 2
When a song from a band’s first studio album makes it’s top ten collection, you know that the band has to be made of something special. The child monologue to open the track exquisitely sets the stage for three minutes of the most intense head-banging you’re likely to find anywhere.
8. “When In Doubt”
The third straight Set It Off song on to open this list puts TFK’s innate ability to jump from slow and methodical melody to “you had better get up and jam” harmonics on full display.
7. “Breathe You In”
Album: The Art of Breaking
Track #: 3
It’s funny how taking in a song about struggling through difficult trials can help you perservere and subsequently push through them. This song is a classic example of that. It should also be duly noted that lead singer Trevor McNevan’s rangy and desperate-emulating vocals fit the tone of the track to a T.
6. “What Do We Know”
Album: The Flame In All of Us
Track #: 4
The children’s chorus implemented within this track tops the use of youthful vocals mentioned above, and the serious tone with which the band ponders the title’s question is positively captivating.
5. “Wish You Well”
Album: The Flame In All of Us
Track #: 12
Many people have encountered situations in which those close to them are struggling to find themselves, and stay afloat. This track, as a result, invokes emotions that are so powerful that one might struggle as well to hold back tears upon listening, whether it be the first, or the thousandth.
4. “Favorite Disease”
Track #: 5
This is the theme song for every moment that anyone has ever felt embarrassed, regretful, and ashamed of their actions, and touches upon how those sinful exploits are deadened by God, so that His children may live again through Him. McNevan’s whispered lyrics further enhance the dire and urgent nature of the song.
3. “Already Home”
Album: Welcome to the Masqurade
Track #: 13
One of the most humbling songs in existence, as it focuses on completely disbanding your pride and ego in exchange for total immersion in the Lord. The thirty-second violin and string composition to open the song is nothing short of breath-taking.
2. “Watching Over Me”
Album: Welcome to the Masquarade
Track #: 6
This track is all about professing the belief that God is watching over you, and the song’s robustly uplifting chorus convey it flawlessly. McNeven’s passionate and moving vocal work on this track go a long way to doing so as well.
1. “So Far Gone”
If I wrote the history books, I’d proclaim this track as the greatest worship song ever. Period. Pure love and affection flow from every lyric, note, and chord, and that’s why it resides on its perch as the top Thousand Foot Krutch song in this list.