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Top Albums of 2014: Staff Average

01.   Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
02.   Fading West, Switchfoot
03.   Lowborn, Anberlin
04.   Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
05.   Becoming Who We Are, Kings Kaleidoscope
06.   Attack, Disciple
07.   Anomaly, Lecrae
08.   Time Stands Still, Family Force 5
09.   Knives to the Future, Project 86
10.   Crimson Cord, Propaganda


Top Albums of 2014

John DiBiase's Picks
  1. Fading West / Edge of the Earth EP, Switchfoot
  2. Goliath, Stever Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  3. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. Attack, Disciple
  5. Time Stands Still, Family Force 5
  6. 20, Jars of Clay
  7. Knives To The Future, Project 86
  8. Lowborn, Anberlin
  9. Invader, Volume 1 - EP, Rapure Ruckus
  10. Commodity, Remedy Drive

Top Songs of 2014

John DiBiase's Picks
  1. "Skin and Bones," Switchfoot
  2. "Slipping Away," Switchfoot
  3. "Raised By Wolves," Family Force 5
  4. "Feet, Don't Fail Me Now," NEEDTOBREATHE
  5. "Only A Ride," Stever Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  6. "Hearing Voices," Anberlin
  7. "Jet Pack Kicks," Family Force 5
  8. [TIE] "Commodity," "Under The Starlight," Remedy Drive
  9. "Armageddon," Anberlin
  10. [TIE] "Crazy," Disciple / "Multiplied," NEEDTOBREATHE



Roger Gelwicks's Picks
  1. Becoming Who We Are, Kings Kaleidoscope
  2. Lowborn, Anberlin
  3. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. FadingWest / The Edge of the Earth, Switchfoot
  5. Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  6. Aftermath, Fever Fever
  7. The Cabin EP, Golden Youth
  8. Chris and Gileah, Chris and Gileah
  9. Borderland, John Mark McMillan
  10. As Sure As The Sun, Ellie Holcomb

Roger Gelwicks's Picks
  1. "Stranger Ways," Anberlin
  2. "We Are Destroyer," Anberlin
  3. "Mountains," Golden Youth
  4. "Future / Past," John Mark McMillan
  5. "Difference Maker," NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. "139," Kings Kaleidoscope
  7. "Blue," Fever Fever
  8. "Back To The Beginning Again," Switchfoot
  9. "A Fire Only We Know," House of Heroes
  10. "Liberty," Switchfoot



Michael Weaver's Picks
  1. Fight The Silence, For Today
  2. Invitation Only, Scribbling Idiots
  3. Predecessors EP, Young Fox
  4. What Was Done, Volume 1: A Decade Revisited, The Classic Crime
  5. 20, Jars of Clay
  6. Acoustic Collection, MXPX
  7. Heavy Is The Head, Sullivan
  8. Attack, Disciple
  9. Knives To The Future, Project 86
  10. Beautiful Rider / Saved, Jake Hamilton & The Sound

Michael Weaver's Picks
  1. "What's Good For The King," Sullivan
  2. "Pariah," For Today
  3. "Ambigram," Project 86
  4. "Happy Go Lazy," Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  5. "Diet of Worms," Young Fox
  6. "Velvet Covered Brick," Anberlin
  7. "Save Me," Jake Hamilton & The Sound
  8. "East To West," Wolves At The Gate
  9. "The Name," Disciple
  10. "Watch Out," Scribbling Idiots



Jen Rose Yokel's Picks
  1. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  2. Fading West, Switchfoot
  3. Love Will Have The Final Word, Jason Gray
  4. Death In Reverse, Jeremy Casella
  5. As Sure As The Sun, Ellie Holcomb
  6. Mortar and Stone, Jill Phillips
  7. Borderland, John Mark McMillan
  8. Lowborn, Anberlin
  9. Brutal Romantic, Brooke Fraser
  10. Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil

Jen Rose Yokel's Picks
  1. "Not Right Now," Jason Gray
  2. "To All the Poets,"Andrew Peterson
  3. "Wasteland,"NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. "The World You Want," Swtchfoot
  5. "Broken Heart," Jill Phillips
  6. "Heart Runs," John Mark McMillan
  7. "Marvelous Light," Ellie Holcomb
  8. "I Don"t Know How," Jason Gray
  9. "Beauty Leads The Way," Jeremy Casella
  10. "Atonemet," Anberlin



Ryan Barbee's Picks
  1. Becoming Who We Are, Kings Kaleidoscope
  2. NeonSteeple, Crowder
  3. Crimson Cord, Propaganda
  4. Anomaly, Lecrae
  5. Fadng West, Switchfoot
  6. The Edge of the Earth, Switchfoot
  7. Voila, Ruth
  8. Join The Triumph, Citizens
  9. Cathedrals, Tenth Avenue North
  10. Golden Days, Dave Barnes

Ryan Barbee's Picks
  1. "Defender," Kings Kaleidoscope
  2. "How Did We Get Here?," Propaganda
  3. "Come As You Are," Crowder
  4. "Christ Be All Around Me," Leeland
  5. "Brought Me Back To Life," Citizens
  6. "The Edge Of The Earth," Switchfoot
  7. "All I Need Is You," Lecrae
  8. "What It Costs," Switchfoot
  9. "Redemption In Motion," Kings Kaleidoscope
  10. "Rosa Dear," Ruth



Scott Fryberger's Picks
  1. Becoming Who We Are, Kings Kaleidoscope
  2. Gold Tips, Playdough & DJ Sean P
  3. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. Finished People, Sleeping Giant
  5. Aftermath, Fever Fever
  6. The Art Of Joy, Jackie Perry Hill
  7. Slave To Nothing, Fit For A King
  8. KnivesToTheFuture, Project86
  9. In Our Winters, Preson Phillips
  10. Correspondence (a fiction), Levi The Poet

Scott Fryberger's Picks
  1. "139," Kings Kaleidoscope
  2. "Grace Alone," Kings Kaleidoscope
  3. "Defender," Kings Kaleidoscope
  4. "Light After Darkness," Kings Kaleidoscope
  5. "Where The Money Is," NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. "A Fire Only We Know," House Of Heroes
  7. "Son Of God, Son Of Man," Sleeping Giant
  8. "Fingertips," Fever Fever
  9. "Can't Give It Up," Southlen
  10. "Constant," Out of Eden



Kevin Hoskins's Picks
  1. Attack, Disciple
  2. Anomaly, Lecrae
  3. Below Paradise, Tedashii
  4. Oxygen: Inhale, Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. School Of Roses, Christion Gray
  6. Heavy Is The Head, Sullivan
  7. Time Stands Still, Family Force 5
  8. Mental EP, KJ-52
  9. Lowborn, Anberlin
  10. Rise, Trip Lee

Kevin Hoskins's Picks
  1. "Chase," Tedashii
  2. "All I Have," NF
  3. "Nuthin," Lecrae
  4. "Dead Militia," Disciple
  5. "Island of Misfit Toys," KJ-52
  6. "Bored of Education," Propaganda
  7. "Where Did You Go," The Classic Crime
  8. "The Messengers," Lecrae
  9. "Roses 101," Christion Gray
  10. [TIE] "I Get A Little Weird," Number One Gun / "Pieces," Sullivan



Timothy Estabrooks' Picks
  1. Ixora, Copeland
  2. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  3. Crimson Cord, Propaganda
  4. Lowborn, Anberlin
  5. Slave To Nothing, Fit For A King
  6. Becoming Who We Are, Kings Kaleidoscope
  7. As Sure As The Sun, Ellie Holcomb
  8. The Night God Slept, Sleeping Giant
  9. The Urgency, Saving Grace
  10. In Humor And Sadness, '68

Timothy Estabrooks' Picks
  1. "Difference Maker," NEEDTOBREATHE
  2. "Multiplied,"NEEDTOBREATHE
  3. "Ordinary," Copeland
  4. "Stranger Ways," Anberlin
  5. "Framed Stretch Marks," Propaganda
  6. "Fear," Lecrae
  7. "Temple Of The Snake," Saving Grace
  8. "Slave To Nothing," Fit For A King
  9. "A Fire Only We Know," House of Heroes
  10. "Shweet," Trip Lee



Christopher Smith's Picks
  1. Fading West, Switchfoot
  2. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  3. The Smoke EP, House Of Heroes
  4. Attack, Disciple
  5. Anomaly, Lecrae
  6. In A Breath, New Empire
  7. Lowborn, Anberlin
  8. Blindfold EP, Canopy Climbers
  9. Aftermath, Fever Fever
  10. NeonSteeple, Crowder

Christopher Smith's Picks
  1. "The Name," Disciple
  2. "The World You Want," Swtchfoot
  3. "Rise Again," NEEDTOBREATHE
  4. "Fear," Lecrae
  5. "Wake Up Screaming," House of Heroes
  6. "Nuthin," Lecrae
  7. "My Lighthouse," Rend Collective
  8. "Say It Like You Mean It," New Empire
  9. "We All Look Elsewhere," The Classic Crime
  10. "Blindfold," Canopy Climbers



John Choquette's Picks
  1. Time Stands Still, Family Force 5
  2. Invader, Volume 1 EP, Rapture Ruckus
  3. Lowborn, Anberlin
  4. In A Breath, New Empire
  5. Anomaly, Lecrae
  6. Time In Place, Artifex Pereo
  7. These Hands EP, Hearts Like Lions
  8. This Is All We Know, Number One Gun
  9. Heavy Is The Head, Sullivan
  10. KnivesToTheFuture, Project86

John Choquette's Picks
  1. "Head Held High," Rapture Ruckus
  2. "Relight The Fire," New Empire
  3. "BZRK," Family Force 5
  4. "Nuthin," Lecrae
  5. "Stranger," Hearts Like Lions
  6. "Into The Wild," Capitol Kings
  7. "100," KB
  8. "Apreiron," Artifex Pereo
  9. "Make A Movie," Number One Gun
  10. "Our God is Unstoppable," Summit Worship



Alex "Tincan" Caldwell's Picks
  1. Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  2. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  3. Run wild. Live Free. Love Strong, for KING & COUNTRY
  4. Fadng West, Switchfoot
  5. ShadowWeaver, The Choir
  6. Kids These Days, Judah & The Lion
  7. Lowborn, Anberlin
  8. Love Will Have The Final Word, Jason Gray
  9. Sun & Shield, Peter Furler Band
  10. Neon Steeple, Crowder

Alex "Tincan" Caldwell's Picks
  1. "Comedian," Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  2. "No Man Is An Island," Tenth Avenue North
  3. "Sing Me Your Song," Judah & The Lion
  4. "When We Come Alive" Switchfoot
  5. "The Heart," NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. "Fix My Eyes," for KING & COUNTRY
  7. "Ain't No Grave," Crowder
  8. "Lord I'm Ready Now," Plumb
  9. "What You Thnk I Am," The Choir
  10. "Laugh Out Loud," Jason Gray



Wayne Myatt's Picks
  1. Lowborn, Anberlin
  2. Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong., for KING & Country
  3. VxV, Wolves At The Gate
  4. Fading West, Switchfoot
  5. [TIE] The Dream, Sanctus Real / Attack, Disciple
  6. Time Stands Still, Family Force 5
  7. Knives To The Future, Project 86
  8. [TIE] Commodity, Remedy Drive / Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  9. Extremist, Demon Hunter
  10. Here's To The Ones, Rhett Walker Band

Wayne Myatt's Picks
  1. "Stranger Ways," Anberlin
  2. "It's Not Over Yet," for KING & COUNTRY
  3. "When We Come Alive," Switchfoot
  4. "A Life Preserved," Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  5. "Time Stands Still," Family Force 5
  6. "Beautiful Times," Owl City
  7. "Scarlet," Disciple
  8. "Dust To Dust," Wolves At The Gate
  9. "Ambigram," Project 86
  10. "I Need You," Sanctus Real



Mark Rice's Picks
  1. Becoming Who We Are, Kings Kaleidoscope
  2. Sinema, Swoope
  3. Commodity, Remedy Drive
  4. Borderland, John Mark McMillan
  5. Crimson Cord, Propaganda
  6. Correspondence (a fiction), Levi The Poet
  7. Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  8. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  9. In Our Winters, Preson Phillips
  10. Attack, Disciple

Mark Rice's Picks
  1. "Wings Of The Dawn," Remedy Drive
  2. "Defender," Kings Kaleidoscope
  3. "Guns / Napoleon," John Mark McMillan
  4. "Lazarus" Bellarive
  5. "Chapter Six: Traditional Values Worldview," Levi The Poet
  6. "Slipping Away," Switchfoot
  7. "On My Mind," Swoope
  8. "In Our Winters," Preson Phillips
  9. "Jet Pack Kicks," Family Force 5
  10. "Boom She Said," Guardian



Mark Geil's Picks
  1. After All These Years, Andrew Peterson
  2. FadingWest, Switchfoot
  3. Ragamuffin Soundtrack, Various Artists
  4. Love Will Have The Final Word, Jason Gray
  5. Goliath, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil
  6. Neon Steeple, Crowder
  7. Rivers In The Wasteland, NEEDTOBREATHE
  8. Anomaly, Lecrae
  9. 20, Jars Of Clay
  10. Shadow Weaver, The Choir








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