Music Critics' Picks 2008
- Wednesday, December 17, 2008
CCMmagazine.com’s choices for the best faith-based albums of 2008…
CCM’s Album of the Year:
(Wood and Bone)
- Highest combined ranking
- Appears on 4 of 5 lists
- Top 5 on 3 lists
Lindsay Williams, Editor
1. BROOKE FRASER
(Wood and Bone)
One of the most stunningly beautiful projects I’ve ever heard. Brooke Fraser is brilliant.
2. BRANDON HEATH
What If We
What if we all communicated as honestly as Brandon Heath?
3. THE AFTERS
Never Going Back to OK
The perfect blend…poetic, artistic, beautiful and all-out FUN!
4. CHRIS TOMLIN
Hello one more excellent batch of Christ-centered anthems.
5. THIRD DAY
A defining album for one of Christian music’s most beloved bands.
6. TENTH AVENUE NORTH
Over & Underneath
Painfully raw songwriting. “Love is Here” is an anthem for a new generation.
Strikingly poignant—a new facet of Foreman that’s both surprising and extremely satisfying.
8. BEBO NORMAN
This could be all about just letting go, or this could be all about just holding on.
9. FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI
My Paper Heart
Christian music’s answer to Sara Bareilles has arrived. Can you say “New Artist of the Year”?
10. SANCTUS REAL
We Need Each Other
Six words. Oh. Oh. We. Need. Each. Other.
Andy Argyrakis, Contributing Writer
Ending Is Beginning
Another consistently sophisticated offering featuring the perfectly blended vocals of Jason Germain and Marc Martel. Superb mixture of piano-bathed ballads, ethereal swells and melodic masterpieces.
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