What music reviews were the most read at Crosswalk.com in 2011? Find out what readers were listening to and which albums made the top 20 list.



1. Experimentation Pays Off on Owl City’s Latest
Childlike wonder may still be the order of the day, but Owl City’s Adam Young also isn’t afraid to branch out into new musical territory.
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2. Get In, I’m Driving Offers a Hopeful Ride
You’ve got to love Ginny Owens’ sense of humor, as not many blind artists would name a record Get In, I’m Driving.
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3. Casting Crowns’ Well Draws from the Word
Come to the Well yields finely crafted songs that can and probably will soon double as sermon outlines at a church near you.
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4. Forward-Thinking re:creation Looks Back
If you’ve ever liked Steven Curtis Chapman, his forward-thinking re:creation will make you like him even more.
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5. Harmony Drives the Wow Factor for Daves Highway
Southern-bred “blood harmony” drives the wow factor for Daves Highway’s sibling trio Erika, Zachary and Delaney Daves.
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6. Maclean Gets Our Attention on Debut
In an effort to appeal to the masses, a certain degree of individuality has been sacrificed on Dara Maclean’s debut.
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7. Committed Sings Sacred and Secular on Debut
Now that the hype has simmered, what do the winners of season two of NBC’s The Sing-Off sound like across an entire album?
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8. Love Is Waiting Tears Down the Walls
It is said Danen Kane can "tear down the walls between traditional worship songs and songs about everyday life.”
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9. Faith Fuels This Is What We Believe
On This Is What We Believe, it’s clear singer-songwriter Aaron Shust believes what he’s singing because he’s lived it.
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10. Come Down Another Fernando Ortega Triumph
Come Down, O Love Divine is a triumph for Fernando Ortega and a treat for those who appreciate his perspective.
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11. Positive Beats Is Beckah Shae’s Destiny
On Destiny, Beckah Shae gives Top 40 heavyweights Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Rihanna a run for their money.
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12. Folk-Tinged Worship Brought on This Journey
This is worship music meant not for the cavernous spaces of arenas, but more at home in a cozy gathering of friends around a fire.
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13. The One You Need Full of Fatherly Love
The One You Need, the latest studio record from Shane & Shane, reads like a heartfelt letter to their daughters.
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14. Peter Furler’s On Fire on Solo Debut
Peter Furler’s back already with a solo record. The only quirk is that he sounds more like newsboys now than newsboys.
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15. New Day Marks The Martins’ Return
Produced by Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, New Day is a perfect blend of what The Martins fans have come to expect.
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16. Live Worship Offered with 10,000 Reasons
Like his previous 2004 effort titled Facedown, Matt Redman recorded 10,000 Reasons during a live worship event.
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17. Thirteen Years Later, Burlap to Cashmere Is Back
A reunion of Steven Delopoulos, John Philippidis and Theodore Pagano has yielded an album 13 years in the making.
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18. West Shares His Heart for Christmas
Matthew West offers his first-ever Christmas collection this year. But it’s not your ordinary set of holiday favorites.
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19. Switchfoot’s Vice Verses Rocks and Floats
Vice Verses is a jumbo jet of a rock record that has some serious thrust and at the same time can float along quite peacefully.
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20. God’s Word at the Heart of Dwell
Worship pastor Aaron Keyes is intentional about keeping God’s Word central in his pop-based songwriting.
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