Here they are, my favourite albums of 2015!
There are very few albums that stay with you forever. Love and War and The Sea In Between by Josh Garrels is one of those albums. Let me tell you why.
I’ve just started Ted Dekker’s Outlaw series, so I thought I’d review the series. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve reviewed a novel (not since T.L. Hines Waking Lazarus I believe) and it’s time I wrote one again. I’m going to be reviewing the first novel in the series, Eyes Wide Open (if you don’t count the Outlaw novel, which is the introduction novel to the series). So how does it rank in Ted’s amazing library?
Christian rock band, Red, released their new album last month titled of Beauty and Rage. After a disappointing album that was Release the Panic, have they returned with an album that blows everything else away?
Some genres were just never meant to work together, but sometimes someone breaks the rules. And they make something new and amazing altogether.
Friday the 20th of February was one of the the best, most worrying nights of my life.
Jeremy Camp’s I Will Follow was easily one of my most anticipated and hopeful releases of the year, mainly because I was ready for an amazing album after Reckless, which was, well, a letdown. As I pulled up the stream on my computer, I was ready for the best Camp album since Speaking Louder Than Before. So is it better than Reckless?
Does anyone remember Steve Taylor? Does anyone remember his last album, Squint, released back in 1993? No? If so, don’t worry, because he’s back! After twenty-one years (longer than my whole life), Steve is back, and he’s brought a new band along with him. Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil released their debut album, Goliath in November last year, and if anyone recalls my 2014 album list, will remember this got pretty high.
Just let me catch my breath for a moment. Ok, I think I’m good; now to write a review of what I just felt. First off, after a six year break, Copeland are back with their reunion album, Ixora, and it’s a reunion album suitable for the heavens.
When I first saw this album through various websites and reviews, I knew it was an album I wanted to invest my time in, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. Each song is delicately beautiful and gentle, Aaron’s vocals are just haunting, and when he reaches those high notes, it’s one of the most enchanting sounds to ever embrace my ears. My first time through the entire album, I was a bit of a mess afterwards!
Mitch Langley is an independent worship artist who is more than capable of fitting into the modern CCM genre, and from that alone, it shows promise. Sometimes independent artists can succumb to the trap of bad production and quality, in both music and album art. Thankfully, Mitch manages to bypass both of those traps to create a fine CCM worship album. Unfortunately for some, that can be good or bad.
CCM artist, Moriah Peters, returns with her Sophomore album, Brave. The question is, does the music sound like its title? Brave and not safe? Well, yes and no.
In celebration of an old friend returning home, I thought I’d go ahead and review his favourite worship album, Phil Wickham’s the Ascension.
Phil Wickham is easily one of the best worship leaders active today, and the Ascension is just another addition to his ever growing collection of worship albums that are above the norm. Even the cover is as beautiful as the music itself.
One of the most consistent labels over the past few years has easily been Humble Beast. The amazing rap label that gives all their releases for free. Jackie Hill Perry’s debut album, The Art of Joy, is the latest of the Humble Beast releases, and it’s a beauty.
The Metalcore label, Facedown, has a found a real gem with My Epic, and they’re not even a hardcore band. I discovered this band through the Christian music website, Indie Vision, and with a sale on Facedown records for $2.99, I took a chance and bought it. What I found is easily one of the best worship albums I have heard in a very long time.