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May Featured Reviews

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May Featured Reviews
Here's the scoop on some of the coolest CDs to cross our desks in recent weeks... Click on the names or album covers to get more info on the artists! Coming Soon! Reviews of: Roaring Lambs, Fred Hammond, Mark Schultz, Nicole C. Mullen, Watermark, Nichole Nordeman, Plus One, and more!

All reviews by Mike & Paula Parker for the Music Channel at crosswalk.com


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Various - Jesus - Music Inspired By the Mini-Series
featuring SCC, Jaci V., dc Talk, Lonestar, 98 Degrees, and more!


Passion: Better Is One Day


Riley Armstrong - Riley Armstrong


Sierra - Change




Various - Jesus - Music Inspired By the Mini-Series

Multi-artist compilation projects are extremely popular. A quick glance at the platinum-selling {{WoW}} series seems to prove that point. The advantages are obvious - with all those different artists you are sure to find something you'll like. The problems should be just as obvious - with all those different artists you are just as likely to find stuff you don't care for at all. So when Sparrow Records partnered with CBS to release Music From and Inspired By Jesus the Epic Mini-Series, I have to admit to being just a bit skeptical of the results. 98 Degrees and Hootie and the Blowfish on the same project with {{Steven Curtis Chapman}} and {{Avalon}}? Come on.

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Passion: Better Is One Day

With Praise and Worship rapidly becoming the latest buzzwords in the contemporary Christian music industry, there is a plethora of new worship CDs on the shelves. But unlike most musical genres that Christians produce, which can often be marketed to the mainstream as viable alternatives, Praise & Worship strikes at the heart of the church. There is therefore no option for the artist to claim to be "a musician who happens to be a Christian." Folks who buy Praise & Worship demand, and have a right to expect, that the artist be more than just a "Christian musician" - they must be ministers who happen to be musicians. Because it seems the bandwagon effect has produced more than its share of questionable CDs, there are some that look with a jaundiced eye at any new P&W project.

Fortunately there are folks who have a sincere calling for Praise & Worship music, whose purpose is to lead the Church into an intimate place with God. The people at the grassroots {{Passion}} movement fall into this category, generating some of the most compelling new worship music of this generation.

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Riley Armstrong - Riley Armstrong

Repeated listens to the self-titled project from FlickerRecords.com's debut artist, Riley Armstrong, still leaves me scratching my head. Is this guy brilliant, or merely self-indulgent? Techno-folk, or simply undisciplined? Too good to need help, or too proud to ask?

I may not know the answers, but I have at least discovered a project that forces me to ask the questions. Riley Armstrong is filled with quirky, free-flowing, pop-gospel metaphors accompanied by bright, inquisitive folk-rock rhythms. But then there are flashes of electronica, drum machines, and keyboard samples that give you the impression that one guy programmed all of them, but forgot to give any of them a piece of his soul. At times it is like watching a ballet where everyone dances in unison - beautiful, but somehow lacking an undefinable oomph.

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Sierra - Change

{{Sierra}} exploded onto the Christian music scene nearly six years ago, generating record-setting sales with their debut album. But while subsequent projects continued to generate radio hits for the trio, there always seemed to be an insecure, almost choreographed feel to the albums. Now, after a three-year break, Sierra is back with a new record label, new producers, and a new member. Change, the group's Pamplin Music debut, is without a doubt the vocal trio's finest album to date.

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