All the articles published by Joshua Hedlund

About the author Joshua Hedlund

I like listening to music and trying to promote the stuff I like (@joshuahedlund), and sometimes I play piano and try to write stuff (I just picked up the accordion!). I married my lovely bride Emily in October 2010. We want to be a RYFO house one day but for now just support bands through going to shows and doing interviews and whatever else we can!

Best of 2012 by Joshua Hedlund

Best of 2012 by Joshua Hedlund

Best Albums

David Crowder Band – Give Us Rest
Beautiful Eulogy – Satellite Kite
The Welcome Wagon – Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want
Sucré – A Minor Bird
The Chariot – One Wing
Ascend the Hill – O Ransomed Son
Project 86 – Wait For The Siren
O. C. Supertones – For The Glory
mewithoutYou – Ten Stories
The Skies Revolt – Some Kind of Cosmonaut
Propaganda – Excellent
Lecrae – Gravity
Kevin Schlereth – Don’t Die! Please Stop Dying!
Flatfoot 56 – TOIL
Aradhna – Sapna
SONS – Keep…

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Kevin Schlereth – Don’t Die! Please Stop Dying

Review : Kevin Schlereth – Don’t Die! Please Stop Dying

Kevin Schlereth displays his songwriting talents with his latest album!

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Deas Vail’s Wes Blaylock side project

Deas Vail’s Wes Blaylock side project

New solo side project from Deas Vail frontman Wes Blaylock.

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Sucré – A Minor Bird

Review : Sucré – A Minor Bird

A side project from members of MuteMath and Eisley. Charming indie melancholy meets crazy percussive rhythms.

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Press Play – World Anthem

Review : Press Play – World Anthem

The latest album from dance band Press Play…

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Cornerstone Tickets 29% Off For the 29th

Cornerstone Tickets 29% Off For the 29th

Huge Leap Year sale for Cornerstone tickets today only!

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David Crowder Band – Give Us Rest

Review : David Crowder Band – Give Us Rest

What adjective am I so tempted to use to describe this final double-disc opus from the David Crowder Band?

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Best of 2011 by Joshua Hedlund

Best of 2011 by Joshua Hedlund

Top 30 Albums

Josh Garrels – Love & War & The Sea In Between
Various – Seven Swans Reimagined
Matisyahu – Live At Stubb’s Vol. II
Thrice – Major/Minor
Gungor – Ghosts Upon the Earth
Dominic Balli – American Dream
Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Deas Vail – Deas Vail
Switchfoot – Vice Verses
The Ember Days – Emergency
Timbre – Silent Night
HANDS – Give Me Rest
Seryn – This Is Where We Are
Danielson – The Best of Gloucester County
Hillsong United – Aftermath
Becoming The Archetype -…

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Timbre – Silent Night

Review : Timbre – Silent Night

Review of Timbre the harpist’s excellent new (and free!) Christmas album.

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Smalltown Poets – Smalltown Poets Christmas

Review : Smalltown Poets – Smalltown Poets Christmas

Smalltown Poets makes a surprising return to the music world with a very nice Christmas album.

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Dan & Lauren Smith – The Revive Project

Review : Dan & Lauren Smith – The Revive Project

Check out a non-profit worship album from Pennsylvania worship leaders Dan and Lauren Smith.

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Switchfoot – Vice Verses

Review : Switchfoot – Vice Verses

Switchfoot ushers us into the next decade with their matured rock and roll sound..

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The Ember Days – Emergency

Review : The Ember Days – Emergency

The Ember Days reveals their much-anticipated full-length, and it’s a great worship session!

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I Anthem – Not Afraid, Not Alone

Review : I Anthem – Not Afraid, Not Alone

New EP from rock act I Anthem, for fans of The Classic Crime and The Wedding.

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Cornerstone Festival 2011 – Part 3
Cornerstone Festival 2011 – Part 2
Deas Vail

Interview : Deas Vail

Wes from Deas Vail talks about the new drummer, new album, and how the band continues to exceed his expectations!

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Cornerstone Festival 2011 – Part 1
Josh Garrels – Love & War & The Sea In Between

Review : Josh Garrels – Love & War & The Sea In Between

Portland folk musician Josh Garrels has released a long, beautiful poetic album. Oh, yeah, and it’s free!

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Hillsong United – Aftermath

Review : Hillsong United – Aftermath

Hillsong United goes back to the studio for a new worship album full of deep layers and intensity.

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Andy Hunter

Interview : Andy Hunter

My interview with the electronically creative Andy Hunter.

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The Hollands – Ashes to Beauty

Review : The Hollands – Ashes to Beauty

Check out this couple’s acoustic folk jams and jigs falling somewhere in between The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, and Flatfoot 56!

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Andy Hunter – Collide

Review : Andy Hunter – Collide

Don’t miss out on this new EP from the leader of Christian dance parties.

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Flatfoot 56

Interview : Flatfoot 56

Tobin and Brandon of Flatfoot 56 sat down with me before a recent show in St. Louis to discuss the joys and challenges of band life.

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Brooke Fraser – Flags

Review : Brooke Fraser – Flags

The Hillsong United worshipper releases her third solo album, a full-fledged indie pop release in the vein of A Fine Frenzy, Feist, or Imogen Heap.

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Joshua Hedlund

Top Albums

1. Timbre – Little Flowers
2. Flatfoot 56 – Black Thorn
3. Children 18:3 – Rain’s A’ Comin’
4. The Skies Revolt – Plastic Revolution
5. The Chariot - Long Live
6. As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
7. Lecrae – Rehab
8. Underoath – Disambiguation
9. Showbread – Who Can Know It?
10. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
11. House Of Heroes – Suburba
12. Flobots – Survival Story
13. Living Sacrifice – The Infinite Order
14. Jars Of Clay – The Shelter
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Dustin Kensrue – The Good Night Is Still Everywhere

Review : Dustin Kensrue – The Good Night Is Still Everywhere

Our favorite rugged Thrice frontman re-releases his Christmas record with two new songs. Grab some hot cocoa and experience some acoustic-indie-post-rock-folky-blues-holiday fun!

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Lecrae – Rehab

Review : Lecrae – Rehab

It’s been a few months now since Lecrae checked us all into Rehab with possibly the best ever opening sales for a Christian rap album, so what are the results?

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Showbread – Who Can Know It?

Review : Showbread – Who Can Know It?

Complicated musings on the Raw Rock Ballad. I think it’s better than I think it is, but you’ll have to decide for yourself if you like this one.

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Lovelite – Nearness

Review : Lovelite – Nearness

Do you know how cool Euro-synth-pop lounge worship can be? Neither did I.

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Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

Review : Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

Back with his first full-length in five years, Sufjan gives us his brilliantly mad offering of indie folk attacked by a layer of electronics.

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Jars of Clay – The Shelter

Review : Jars of Clay – The Shelter

Jars of Clay adds to their 15-year career by collaborating with friends to give us some worshipful, community-focused pop anthems.

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Lakes – The Agreement

Review : Lakes – The Agreement

Lakes keeps things fresh and interesting from beginning to end with both quiet calm and driving energy. The variety of instrumentation and strong songwriting make it even better.

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Destroy Nate Allen – Until My Ankle's Better

Review : Destroy Nate Allen – Until My Ankle's Better

Until My Ankle’s Better features this couple’s latest quirky acoustic jams of passion, vulnerability, and joy, with mostly short tracks that are trying to become the grown-up version of your favorite childhood sing-alongs.

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The Ember Days – Finger Painting EP

Review : The Ember Days – Finger Painting EP

On this latest release these New Zealand worshippers sound like Explosions In The Sky infused with a bit of Jesus, complete with those constant, dripping, echoing guitar riffs and those soothing build-ups fueled by those rat-a-tat snare rhythms and lazy cymbal rolls.

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