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Top 20 Releases of 2012
This list is compiled of releases that have circulated through my CD player throughout the year.
Beautiful Eulogy – Satellite Kite (Humble Beast)
Ascend The Hill – O Ransomed Son (Come&Live!)
John Mark McMillan – The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down: Deluxe Reissue (Independent)
Trip Lee – Good Life (Reach Records)
Propaganda – Excellent (Humble Beast)
Levi The Poet – Seasons (Come&Live!)
Josh Garrels – B Sides & Remixes EP (Small Voice Records)
John Mark McMillan – Economy (Integrity Music)
Make Do and…
Another intense release from the beloved Levi Macallister, vividly depicting the ups and downs of transitioning from the loss of a father to the acceptance of a Father.
180 OUT hits the nail on the head, combining 50′s rockabilly, 60′s surf/punk, 70′s funk, and 80′s rock with modern punk to create an original sound and unique style.
The Patriotic Punk debut and solo project of Jimmy Sisco (Absolved, Of Puritans And Lepers, ex-Nomad) in honor of the men and women who serve in any capacity for the United States military.
Propaganda’s new project is a superior piece of art stuffed with truth, bursting with originality, not lacking in boldness, that accurately conveys his brilliance as an artist.
There are so many classics featured in this collection of songs compiled to benefit the support of foreign missionaries within the Christian punk community.
Living Fire’s sound is similar to that of bands like Bad Religion and Social Distortion, creating that atmosphere of high energy to encourage circle pits and pile-ons.
This has been a good improvement on an already great album, and shows listeners how much potential John Mark McMillan has in his writing ability.
This debut release from the trio consisting of co-founders Braille and Odd Thomas of Humble Beast, and beat maker Courtland Urbano, speaks of the truth of God’s character, grace, and compassion.
Josh Garrels’ style is a soupy conglomerate of folk, hip hop, soul, and classical, tied in with a vocal style that’s uniquely haunting, giving listeners a recipe for greatness that promises a pleasing aftertaste.
With Economy, the same dynamic and hard-hitting elements of McMillan’s writing carry over to create a sense of familiarity, but in a fresh way.
Thrice – Major/Minor
Close Your Eyes – Empty Hands & Heavy Hearts
Josh Garrels – Love & War & The Sea In Between
Hands – Give Me Rest
Sleeping Giant – Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
Blindside – With Shivering Hearts We Wait
Great Awakening – Songs In Secret
Gideon – Costs
Needtobreathe – The Reckoning
John Mark McMillan – Economy
Altars – Opposition
As Hell Retreats – Volition
Life In Your Way – Kingdoms
Hundredth – Let Go
Emery – We Do What We Want
Aaron Gillespie – Anthem Song
Debtor – Bloodseeds
The sophomore album “Empty Hands & Heavy Hearts” from Close Your Eyes is packed full of energy, honesty, and hope.
Genuine folks blessed with the ability to craft songs rooted in Scripture and tweak existing singles to fit their own unique style.
Call me crazy, but I like the thrill of a challenge, and WSHWW seemed like a good place to start as a newbie. Turned out to be more intimidating than I thought, but hey…go big or go home!