When any band delivers an album that fans and critics both love, expectations can't help but run sky high for the inevitable follow-up. And while Suburba doesn't quite surpass last year's breakout release, it's certainly House of Heroes' most fun album, hands down.
- August 31, 2010 |
Though Natalie Grant has amassed an impressive and highly lauded body of work over the last 11 years, August 24 marks the release of her eighth album, Love Revolution—a project, she says, that is a result of her compelling desire to call people to action, specifically to a radical love.
- August 24, 2010 |
A soulful collection of 15 songs, Chris McClarney's Defender rings true to its name. The album sets the mood for listeners with a pervasive sense of longing to be in God's presence, trusting that his promises are true, and painting a picture of who God really is.
- August 20, 2010 |
While her preoccupation with violence, sexual promiscuity and exhibitionism may be her path to fame, they are also a symptom of a hungry, sad and unsatisfied soul.
For many churches, the biggest requirement for a “worship set” is novelty. We’re aiming for an experience. So we put together a worship service that is more influenced by the latest hits on Christian radio than by theology or history. It’s like eating steak on a paper plate.
Stephen Sanders from TheFish.com hangs out with House of Heroes at The Canal Club in Richmond, Va to talk about their new album, Suburba!
No Far Away, the debut release from singer/songwriter Chris August under the Fervent record label, is an honest collection. The majority of songs tell a part of his story from brokenness to restoration with a glossy pop/rock sound and clean R&B influenced vocals.
- August 17, 2010 |
Possessing the vocal prowess of music veterans, April, Deborah, Philip and Wil—otherwise known as Ashmont Hill—distribute a heavy-hitting inspirational hybrid of gospel-tinged modern worship and potent power ballads on their second national release.
- August 12, 2010 |
With the release of Defender, Chris McClarney delivers one of the most soulful modern worship collections in recent years—a triumphant proclamation that God's got his sleeves rolled up and he's working it all out for our good ... even if we can't see it.
- August 10, 2010 |
Andrew Peterson's latest undertaking is a starry tapestry woven tightly with what he says are the "things that matter." Counting Stars is his thirteenth studio project and bursts with the singer-songwriter's affable and honest storytelling abilities.
- August 05, 2010 |
Between his time in Commissioned and solo superstardom anchored by the 40-plus-week chart topping single "Never Would Have Made It," Marvin Sapp's more than proved his place atop the contemporary gospel scene.
- August 03, 2010 |
City of Life, the praise team from central Florida's multi-cultural mega-church, turns in a communal worship experience that simultaneously conveys the energy of a live Sunday service, while ushering individual listeners into a prayerful mindset.
- July 29, 2010 |
Newsboys have always shined a little brighter in the live setting, and Born Again has far too much studio spit and shine. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for an album of catchy pop songs. But something about this collection feels a little too contrived—even a little safe and boring.
- July 27, 2010 |
One thing Waterdeep's Don and Lori Chaffer have never lacked is creativity. Dousing their latest quirky folk-rock with extra punch, the dynamic duo turns a kaleidoscope of sounds into a shimmering tapestry of musical color.
- July 22, 2010 |
Understanding the church's hunger for classic liturgy, singer/songwriter Sandra McCracken compiles her second hymns recording, delicately refashioning historic, sacred songs by replacing their antiquated musical contexts with a modern voice.
- July 20, 2010 |
Expect plenty of keyboards colliding with electric guitars, allowing some songs to land in dance floor circles and others to adapt an alternative rock centering. All the while, Petree's lyrics inspire listeners to seize each day and transform weaknesses into assets.
- July 15, 2010 |
Conjuring up the passionate deliveries of signature vocalists like Christy Nockels and Susan Ashton, Texas-based singer/songwriter Katie Warren expertly weaves through 12 songs that both question and confirm her sincere faith.
- July 13, 2010 |
This triple disc set doesn't include any new material, but it bundles together the group's first three projects—Letters to the President, Smile It's the End of the World and Hawk Nelson ... Is My Friend—at a budget price.
- July 08, 2010 |
Lyrically channeling his spiritual thoughtfulness into a modern musical mix, singer/songwriter Carlos Whittaker's debut package, Ragamuffin Soul, is a worthy competitor for his worship contemporaries.
- July 06, 2010 |