Music Review Archive
After a year of unbelievable struggles, Addison Road is ready to "Fight Another Day", with Stories.
More than ear candy, surefooted worship debut stands alone
When you've got a year's second most played radio single to your name, there's much expected from you. Does Leaving Eden measure up?
Digging deeper with deliberateness
No Sophomore Slump on Live Like That
Arguably Crowder's most innovative effort to date
The fun yet philosophical rock band’s creative chemistry and contagious enthusiasm never seem to wane. Vice Verses is proof positive.
Point of Grace's venture into country/lite pop continues with No Changin' Us. But does it work?
American Idol Season 6 contender Phil Stacey flies his true colors in his debut CD release.
Invisible Empires, Groves’ 10th album release, is a milestone that clearly shows she still has much more to say musically.
More of What We Love From Our Favorite Aussie Worship Band
These pure and stripped-down recordings aren't nearly as minimalistic as acoustic sessions can be expected to be, but the lack of shimmering, glossy production give them a more intimate worship experience.
Superchick lead singer Tricia Brock's debut as a solo artist, The Road, takes a softer and more personal turn from her usual rock tendencies.
The Struggle will remain as missed opportunities for maximized greatness.
Also known as Rebecca St. James’ brothers, For King & Country is sure to wow your eardrums with scintillating sibling songs.
Kearney Drops Hip-Hop Flavor in Favor of Impeccable Acoustic Love Fare
After 15 years in the national arena, Delirous will perform its final show as a band later this year. But before shutting down, the gold-selling quintet releases My Soul Sings, a live CD/DVD highlighting the band’s best material from a half-dozen albums and years of worldwide touring.
Jobe Steps Up with "Where I Find You"
Well-titled album shines through.
After nearly six years with Avalon, Melissa Greene is now ready to release her first solo project.
Worship Lives on in God’s Not Dead
Self-Titled CD Personalizes New Chapter for Norman
Barnes Has Talent and Stories to Tell
One of Christian music’s most recognizable and prolific female voices releases her first solo worship project, “Life Light Up”
While Mullen has never recorded a full-on praise album in her 20-year (!!!) career, she’s always been a worshipper at heart. So with that said, it’s really no surprise that she’s finally getting around to releasing one now.
Furler's comeback album isn't an especially inventive endeavor, it's nonetheless an extremely endearing project.
Camp and his band crank up the electric guitars and drumsticks. Does it convey the full concert experience?
Lots to love about A Thousand Little Things
A lush collection of pop rock songs with an indie touch that proves to be a well-balanced and solid effort from start to finish.
Live Worship Offered with 10,000 Reasons
Her most personal recording yet
Come to the Well yields finely crafted songs that can and probably will soon double as sermon outlines at a church near you.
Switchfoot Gets Worked Over in Re-Verses
With the release of his 22nd and latest career album, Wonder represents a new chapter in the artist’s life and musical output. Does it measure up to the iconic hall of fame work he’s done in the past?
Urgency in music and message
Despite its weaknesses, Eye On It is a testament to good old-fashioned musicianship that gives credit to Whom it is due
Faith Fuels This is What We Believe
Pleasant but not overly plain funky pop
Who is The Generous Mr. Lovewell? And what album has MercyMe fashioned from their acquaintance with this fellow?
Deeper Faith Focus, Better Sound than First Round
Forward-Thinking re:creation Looks Back
Something about this fictional locale pulls a person’s thinking toward God’s undiluted truth.
In this first CD release since the death of his daughter, listeners can acutely feel both the pain and joy behind the lyrics of Beauty Will Rise.
Slick but slightly less adventurous …
Reborn is definitely an improvement over Stand, but still doesn't measure up to some of their previous efforts.
A more complete fit between singer and style
MercyMe’s Millard scores second home run with personal hymnbook …
See You combines the mellow but heartfelt style from his debut with the solid pop sound of Life Is Not A Snapshot. Because of this, unfortunately, little new ground is gained.
Too many good things to say and not enough exciting tracks to contain them.
The Afters debut most accessible album of band's career ...
Worship Collection Fails to Favorably Impress
MercyMe Returns with The Hurt & The Healer
Glory Smith’s Second Instrumental Outing
Hundred More Years isn't going to churn up deep discussions or make big challenges, but that was never Francesca Battistelli's style anyway.
Amid Changes, Band Moves Forward
After nearly a decade in the industry, Sanctus Real might wonder if it still has a relevant foothold in popular Christian music. The honest lyrical and musical charm of Pieces of a Real Heart should quell the questioning.
If Listen to the Sound is the measuring stick of Building 429's musicianship, the bar remains terribly low with their best probably behind them.
While not perfect, Music Inspired By The Story is an extremely creative idea. What Nordeman and Herms have created is truly remarkable. One of the better compilations of the year.
At times cliche, but this project will appeal to West’s fans as another concept album that values the stories of men and women who have weathered life just as we all have.
Worship Continues on Passion's Here for You. Chris Tomlin leads another excellent Passion compilation …
Lives Celebrated in Tomlin’s Collection
Out with her first CD in 3 years, the Latin songstress returns with a strong music project.
Even though Carry Me doesn't quite qualify as groundbreaking or fillerless, it is still an engaging, thought-provoking, and ultimately, an uplifting collection of songs.
Worshipful pop, or pop-tinted worship?
Kutless once again proves that worship can be rockin’.
An intimate collection of original worship songs from Saddleback Church worship leader.
Diaz appears to have perfected the art of writing catchy pop songs.
Bright Start to a Bright Future
Every Falling Tear works from a specific valley to arrive at a mountain of hope we should all aspire to scale, regardless of any earthly circumstance.
Mission Accomplished On the Altar of Love
Live CD/DVD shows both depth and rock facet of this maturing band ...
Fearless shows a more purposeful side at times with a solid message, while still carrying those fun house party joints that we've come to expect from Group 1 Crew ("He Said").
Jason Gray is one of the most underrated singer/songwriters in Christian music. His latest release further proves this point.
David Crowder Band Brings Christmas Joy
Short on Songs, but Bountiful Backstage Bonuses
Now Re-released with a deluxe companion DVD with live performances, song stories, and guitar lessons!
For better or worse, these new songs are just what listeners familiar with his style would expect: a set of emotional, mid-tempo ballads, with a few upbeat tracks mixed in.
Passion: White Flag Sounds Call to Action
Kutless Plays It Safe on Believer
Singers Bethany Dillon with Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real) have collaborated to bring a new worship CD. Their concept looks great on the CD jacket, but how does it sound?
Belmont Alum Yield Out of the Box Success on National Debut
Owens' Best Work Since her Debut
Praise and Worship - PLUS
Christmas the Shane & Shane Way
Visual vitality with a superb soundtrack
Velasquez’s Comeback Diamond Shines
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Her first truly new record in seven years is a collection of songs old and new, built around the theme of a journey through hope, pain, joy, and sorrow.