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JesusfreakHideout.com 2009 Staff Picks

Top Albums of 2009: Staff Average

    1.   The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
    2.   Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
    3.   Ocean Eyes, Owl City
    4.   Forget And Not Slow Down, Relient K
    5.   Memento Mori, Flyleaf
    6.   Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch


7.   Who Speaks for..., And Then There Were None
8. [TIE]   ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery /   Picket Fence Cartel, Project 86
9.   Church Music, David Crowder*Band
10.   The Outsiders, NEEDTOBREATHE


Top Albums of 2009

John DiBiase's Picks
  1. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  2. Picket Fence Cartel, Project 86
  3. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  4. Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. Church Music, David Crowder*Band
  6. Memento Mori, Flyleaf
  7. The Outsiders, NEEDTOBREATHE
  8. Beauty Will Rise, Steven Curtis Chapman
  9. Rocks Into Rivers, Seabird
  10. Sex, Drugs, & Self-Control, John Reuben / Wake Me, Tal & Acacia [TIE]

Top Songs of 2009

John DiBiase's Picks
  1. "Keep The Party Alive," Family Force 5
  2. "There Might Be A Light," Jars Of Clay
  3. "Dear Future," The Fold
  4. "Forward Motion," Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. "Prisoner," NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. "The Butcher," Project 86
  7. "Hello Hurricane," Switchfoot
  8. "Forgive Me," Jars Of Clay
  9. "Radio Makes You Lonely," John Reuben
  10. "God Almighty...," David Crowder*Band



Scott Fryberger's Picks
  1. It's All Crazy!..., mewithoutYou
  2. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  3. Church Music, David Crowder*Band
  4. The Outsiders, NEEDTOBREATHE
  5. Sex, Drugs, & Self-Control, John Reuben
  6. Things We Can See..., so long forgotten
  7. The Hope That Lies In You, The Glorious Unseen
  8. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery
  9. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  10. Stockholm Syndrome, Derek Webb

Scott Fryberger's Picks
  1. "Timothy Hay," mewithoutYou
  2. "The Nearness"/"Oh, Happiness," [TIE] David Crowder*Band
  3. "The Butcher's Mouth," Emery
  4. "The Saltwater Room," Owl City
  5. "Radio Makes You Lonely," John Reuben
  6. "The Baby," NEEDTOBREATHE
  7. "Strange Town," Neon Horse
  8. "Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes," so long forgotten
  9. "Let Us Love," NEEDTOBREATHE
  10. "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," Switchfoot



Roger Gelwicks's Picks
  1. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  2. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  3. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  4. Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. Wake Me, Tal & Acacia
  6. Danyew EP, Danyew / Travel II EP, Future Of Forestry [TIE]
  7. Hell or High Water, As Cities Burn
  8. Felt, Anchor & Braille
  9. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery
  10. Qu, Sherwood

Roger Gelwicks's Picks
  1. "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," Switchfoot
  2. "Made Too Pretty," As Cities Burn
  3. "Heaven," Jars Of Clay
  4. "Two Hands," Jars Of Clay
  5. "Fire It Up," Thousand Foot Krutch
  6. "Part Of It" (with "Outro"), Relient K
  7. "Give It Time," Molly Jenson
  8. "Your Love Is a Song," Switchfoot
  9. "Close Your Eyes," Danyew
  10. "Around You," Sherwood

Jen Rose's Picks
  1. The Outsiders, NEEDTOBREATHE
  2. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  3. The Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars of Clay
  4. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  5. Danyew EP, Danyew
  6. Everything Sad is Coming Untrue, Jason Gray
  7. Stockholm Syndrome, Derek Webb
  8. Rocks Into Rivers, Seabird
  9. City of Black and White, Mat Kearney
  10. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K

Jen Rose's Picks
  1. "Heaven," Jars of Clay
  2. "Valley of Tomorrow," NEEDTOBREATHE
  3. "Mess of Me," Switchfoot
  4. "Streetlight," Danyew
  5. "The Outsiders," NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. "The Hospital," And Then There Were None
  7. "Needle and Haystack Life," Switchfoot
  8. "The Golden Boy & the Prodigal," Jason Gray
  9. "Rocks into Rivers," Seabird
  10. "Sahara," Relient K

Nathaniel Schexnayder's Picks
  1. Forget And Not Slow Down, Relient K
  2. Birds and Cages, Deas Vail
  3. Fangs!, Falling Up
  4. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  5. (m)orning EP, Mae / Mending the Meaning EP, Esterlyn [TIE]
  6. Qu, Sherwood
  7. Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch
  8. The Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars of Clay
  9. Heaven And Earth, Phil Wickham
  10. Innocence and Instinct, Red

Nathaniel Schexnayder's Picks
  1. "Dude... That's Freaking Awesome!," All Star United
  2. "Streams Of Woe At Acheron," Falling Up
  3. "Therapy," Relient K
  4. "No Better," Sherwood
  5. "Evil Genius," Eleventyseven
  6. "Dear Future," The Fold
  7. "The Voyage Of Beliefs," FM Static
  8. "Cave In," Owl City
  9. "I Can't Help It," Nevertheless
  10. "Ever After," Aaron Shust



Kevin Hoskins's Picks
  1. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery
  2. The Dash, John 'The Tonic' Wells
  3. Picket Fence Cartel, Project 86
  4. Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. Innocence and Instinct, Red
  6. Confessions, Pillar
  7. Live Life Loud, Hawk Nelson
  8. Memento Mori, Flyleaf
  9. Dear Diary, FM Static
  10. Five Two Television, KJ-52

Kevin Hoskins's Picks
  1. "To Sand We Return," Project 86
  2. "The Butchers Mouth," Emery
  3. "Piggy Bank Lies," Emery
  4. "E For Extinction," Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. "Confession," Red
  6. "The Butcher," Project 86
  7. "Deliver Us," John 'The Tonic' Wells
  8. "You Are Not The End," Pillar
  9. "Again," Flyleaf
  10. "Lest We Forget," Hawk Nelson

John "Flip" Choquette's Picks
  1. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  2. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  3. Birds and Cages, Deas Vail
  4. (m)orning EP, Mae
  5. III, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
  6. Monster Monster, The Almost
  7. Hell or High Water, As Cities Burn
  8. Nightmarer EP, Queens Club
  9. Son of the Morning, Oh, Sleeper
  10. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery

John "Flip" Choquette's Picks
  1. "Candlelight," Relient K
  2. "The Bird and the Worm," Owl City
  3. "Uh Huh," Queens Club
  4. "Souls on Ten," The Almost
  5. "Just a Shock," Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
  6. "A Melody, The Memory," Mae
  7. "Remember," Burden of a Day
  8. "Bird," Deas Vail
  9. "'84 Sheepdog," As Cities Burn
  10. "Keeping the Innocent," Belle Epoque



Timothy Estabrooks' Picks
  1. Qu, Sherwood
  2. Picket Fence Cartel, Project 86
  3. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  4. The Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars Of Clay
  5. The Fear Of God, Showbread
  6. Monster Monster, The Almost
  7. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  8. Now Is Not Forever, B.Reith
  9. Son Of The Morning, Oh, Sleeper
  10. Storyboards, Sleeping At Last

Timothy Estabrooks' Picks
  1. "To Sand We Return," Project 86
  2. "A Melody, The Memory," Mae
  3. "The Fear of God," Showbread
  4. "The Butcher," Project 86
  5. "Fireflies," Owl City
  6. "Closer," Jars of Clay
  7. "Mess of Me," Switchfoot
  8. "Marianas Trench," August Burns Red
  9. "Lonely Wheel," The Almost
  10. "Forward Motion," Thousand Foot Krutch



Garrett DeRossett's Picks
  1. Absence, Paper Route
  2. 5, The Sailor Sequence
  3. A Mouth Full Of Dust, Bradley Hathaway
  4. Qu, Sherwood
  5. Mending the Meaning EP, Esterlyn
  6. Felt, Anchor & Braille
  7. Forget And Not Slow Down, Relient K
  8. (m)orning EP, Mae
  9. It's All Crazy..., mewithoutYou
  10. Fire Kite EP, Eisley / You Gotta Believe EP, The Rocket Summer [TIE]

Garrett DeRossett's Picks
  1. "Last Time," Paper Route
  2. "Everybody," The Sailor Sequence
  3. "Ground Beneath My Feet," Sherwood
  4. "Are We All Forgotten," Paper Route
  5. "Ambulance," Eisley
  6. "Look Up," Bradley Hathaway
  7. "The Fox, The Crow and The Cookie," mewithoutYou
  8. "Forget And Not Slow Down," Relient K / "You Found Me," The Fray [TIE]
  9. "Wedding/Funeral," Anchor & Braille
  10. "When She's Near," Fiction Family



Matt Watson's Picks
  1. The Lost Get Found, Britt Nicole
  2. Love & War, BarlowGirl
  3. Memento Mori, Flyleaf
  4. Battlefield, Jordin Sparks
  5. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  6. Attention, Philmont / Adventures in Eville, Eleventyseven [TIE]
  7. Fireflies and Songs, Sara Groves
  8. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  9. Live Life Loud, Hawk Nelson
  10. Stop and Listen, Bethany Dillon

Matt Watson's Picks
  1. "Welcome To The Show," Britt Nicole
  2. "Back & Forth," Lanae' Hale
  3. "Sing Me A Love Song," BarlowGirl
  4. "Fireflies," Owl City
  5. "Again," Flyleaf
  6. "Monster," Skillet
  7. "Sweet Sweet Sound," Sarah Reeves
  8. "Hello Jack," Philmont
  9. "Speaking A Dead Language," Joy Williams
  10. "Flashlight," Eleventyseven / "Avenue Catch Me," Ohio [TIE]



Benjamin Cardenas' Picks
  1. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  2. Fiction Family, Fiction Family
  3. The Outsiders, NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. Hell or High Water, As Cities Burn
  5. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery
  6. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  7. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  8. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  9. Beauty Will Rise, Steven Curtis Chapman
  10. Heaven And Earth, Phil Wickham

Benjamin Cardenas' Picks
  1. "Scenic Route," Jars of Clay
  2. "Not Sure," Fiction Family
  3. "Prisoner," NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. "Capo," As Cities Burn
  5. "Don't Stop," Jars of Clay
  6. "This Is The End (If You Want It)," Relient K
  7. "Savannah," Relient K
  8. "Curbside Goodbye," Emery
  9. "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)," Switchfoot
  10. "Your Love Is A Song," Switchfoot



Rob Tyson's Picks
  1. Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue, Jason Gray
  2. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  3. Heaven And Earth, Phil Wickham
  4. Back & Forth, Lanae' Hale
  5. Let the Road Pave Itself, Phillip LaRue
  6. Memento Mori, Flyleaf
  7. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  8. Church Music, David Crowder*Band
  9. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  10. Haunted Horse: Songs of Love, Neon Horse

Rob Tyson's Picks
  1. "Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue Part 2," Jason Gray
  2. "You Found Me," The Fray
  3. "Your Love Is a Song," Switchfoot
  4. "Ordinary World," Red
  5. "Fade With Our Voices," Jason Gray
  6. "Eden," Phil Wickham
  7. "Eggshells," Hawk Nelson
  8. "Heaven Is The Face," Steven Curtis Chapman
  9. "Closer to Love," Mat Kearney
  10. "Traveler's Song," Future of Forestry



Logan Leasure's Picks
  1. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  2. Memento Mori, Flyleaf
  3. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  4. Church Music, David Crowder*Band
  5. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  6. The Fray, The Fray
  7. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  8. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  9. Battlefield, Jordin Sparks
  10. Picket Fence Cartel, Project 86

Logan Leasure's Picks
  1. "Two Hands," Jars Of Clay
  2. "Vanilla Twilight," Owl City
  3. "Fireflies," Owl City
  4. "We Build Then We Break," The Fray
  5. "The Saltwater Room," Owl City
  6. "Your Love is a Song," Switchfoot
  7. "Battlefield," Jordin Sparks
  8. "Set Apart This Dream," Flyleaf
  9. "Forget and Not Slow Down," Relient K
  10. "Hello Seattle," Owl City

Wayne Myatt's Picks
  1. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  2. Memento Mori, Flyleaf
  3. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  4. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery
  5. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  6. Innocence & Instinct, Red
  7. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  8. Beauty Will Rise, Steven Curtis Chapman
  9. Awake, Skillet / The Lost Get Found, Britt Nicole [TIE]
  10. Ocean Eyes, Owl City

Wayne Myatt's Picks
  1. "Needle and Haystack Life," Switchfoot
  2. "I Don't Need a Soul," Relient K
  3. "Weapons," Jars Of Clay
  4. "No Grave," Newsboys
  5. "Butcher's Mouth," Emery
  6. "Uncle Bobby," Flyleaf
  7. "Mystery of You," Red
  8. "Awake & Alive," Skillet
  9. "Hold On," Abandon
  10. "Headphones," Jars Of Clay



Tim Harro's Picks
  1. Travel II EP, Future Of Forestry
  2. (m)orning EP, Mae
  3. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  4. Travel I EP, Future Of Forestry
  5. It's All Crazy..., mewithoutYou
  6. Birds And Cages, Deas Vail
  7. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  8. Spain, Between The Trees
  9. Hell or High Water, As Cities Burn
  10. Portraits, For Today

Tim Harro's Picks
  1. "Reinventing Robert Cohn," And Then There Were None
  2. "Set Your Sails," Future Of Forestry
  3. "The Fisherman Song (We All Need Love)," Mae
  4. "Excuses," Deas Vail
  5. "Gates," As Cities Burn
  6. "So Close So Far," Future of Forestry
  7. "Hot Air Balloon," Owl City
  8. "Miss You," Between The Trees
  9. "Dez Moines," The Devil Wears Prada
  10. "Trip," The Drawing Room



Adam Dawson's Picks
  1. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars Of Clay
  2. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  3. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  4. Forget And Not Slow Down, Relient K
  5. Fiction Family, Fiction Family
  6. Wake Me, Tal & Acacia
  7. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  8. Travel I EP, Future Of Forestry
  9. The Fray, The Fray
  10. Dance Or Die With A Vengeance, Family Force 5

Adam Dawson's Picks
  1. "Scenic Route," Jars of Clay
  2. "Reinventing Robert Cohn," And Then There Were None
  3. "The Saltwater Room" Owl City
  4. "Heaven," Jars Of Clay
  5. "Free," Switchfoot
  6. "Your Love Is A Song," Switchfoot
  7. "I Don’t Need A Soul," Relient K
  8. "Fireflies," Owl City
  9. "When She’s Near," Fiction Family
  10. "Look Away," Thousand Foot Krutch



Fred Keel's Picks
  1. Monster, Monster, The Almost
  2. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars of Clay
  3. Innocence & Instinct, Red
  4. Confessions, Pillar
  5. Picket Fence Cartel, Project 86
  6. The Darker Shades of White, Corpus Christi
  7. Hell Or High Water, As Cities Burn
  8. Son of The Morning, Oh, Sleeper
  9. It's All Crazy..., mewithoutYou
  10. We're All Going Somewhere EP, Abandon Kansas

Fred Keel's Picks
  1. "Hands," The Almost
  2. "Weapons," Jars of Clay
  3. "Never Be The Same" Red
  4. "Lonely Wheel," The Almost
  5. "Dark Angel Dragnet," Project 86
  6. "Son of The Morning," Oh, Sleeper
  7. "Every Thought, A Thought of You," mewithoutYou
  8. "Secrets And Regrets," Pillar
  9. "'84 Sheepdog," As Cities Burn
  10. "Fight For Your King," Corpus Christi



Patrick Anderson's Picks
  1. The Long Fall Back To Earth, Jars of Clay
  2. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  3. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot
  4. Church Music, David Crowder*Band
  5. Beauty Will Rise, Steven Curtis Chapman
  6. Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch
  7. ...In Shallow Seas We Sail, Emery
  8. Fiction Family, Fiction Family
  9. Awake, Skillet
  10. Innocence & Instinct, Red

Patrick Anderson's Picks
  1. "Heaven," Jars of Clay
  2. "Heaven Is The Face," Steven Curtis Chapman
  3. "Take Me As I Am" FM Static
  4. "Hero," Skillet
  5. "Forward Motion," Thousand Foot Krutch
  6. "How He Loves," David Crowder*Band
  7. "Revelation Song," Phillips, Craig & Dean
  8. "No Grave," Newsboys
  9. "Beautiful Ending," BarlowGirl
  10. "City On Our Knees," TobyMac



Laura Nunnery Love's Picks
  1. Storyboards, Sleeping at Last
  2. Elephants, Aaron Strumpel
  3. Come O Spirit, Bifrost Arts
  4. Stockholm Syndrome, Derek Webb
  5. Curse Your Branches, David Bazan
  6. 1960, Soul-Junk
  7. Absence, Paper Route
  8. Birds and Cages, Deas Vail
  9. The Long Fall Back to Earth, Jars of Clay
  10. Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot

Laura Nunnery Love's Picks
  1. "One Twenty One," Aaron Strumpel
  2. "Slow & Steady," Sleeping at Last
  3. "Hard to Be" David Bazan
  4. "Won't Stop," Aaron Strumpel
  5. "What Matters More," Derek Webb
  6. "Screaming Lobster (Waw)," Soul-Junk
  7. "Different Kinds of Happy," Sara Groves
  8. "Are We All Forgotten," Paper Route
  9. "Birds," Deas Vail
  10. "Closer," Jars of Clay

Laura Sproull's Picks
  1. Ocean Eyes, Owl City
  2. Attention, Philmont
  3. Welcome To The Masquerade, Thousand Foot Krutch
  4. Could This Be Love?, Lost Ocean
  5. Awake, Skillet
  6. Who Speaks for Planet Earth?, And Then There Were None
  7. Forget and Not Slow Down, Relient K
  8. Chorus Of The Saints, Revive
  9. Best Night Of Our Lives, Everyday Sunday
  10. Innocence and Instinct, Red

Laura Sproull's Picks
  1. "Fireflies," Owl City
  2. "Forward Motion," Thousand Foot Krutch
  3. "Every Word She Said," Lost Ocean
  4. "The Difference," Philmont
  5. "Action Is The Anecdote," And Then There Were None
  6. "Hero," Skillet
  7. "Mess," B.Reith
  8. "Forget And Not Slow Down," Relient K
  9. "Pity The Man Who...," Everyday Sunday
  10. "You Found Me," The Fray / "Chorus Of The Saints," Revive [TIE]

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This Friday, June 22
Fades Away Resurrection Part I EP [Voluminous]
Here Be Lions Only a Holy God [Live] [Integrity]
Impending Doom The Sin and Doom Vol. II [eOne]
Javen Grace [Tyscot]
Lecrae Let the Trap Say Amen [Reach]
Plumb Beautifully Broken [Centricity]
Plumb Fight For Her Book [Shoe Publishing]
Matthew West All In (Re-Release) [Sparrow Records]
Urban Rescue Run (single) (Independent)

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Hillsong Young & Free III [Capitol CMG]
John Mark McMillan The Mercury Sessions [Lionhawk]


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