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JFH Staff Blog | July 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

John's (and YOUR) Most Anticipated 2013 Releases

We recently released the staff's 15 most anticipated music releases from July till the end of the year, and it got me thinking about my own anticipated list for the entirety of 2013 and YOURS as well.

Because it's tough to predict what will come out later in the year, last year we split the "Highlighting" yearly feature into 2 parts -- the first half of the year and the second half. But it's still tough to tell what will come out in which month because releases are always shifting, being delayed, etc.

I decided to personally compile a list of 15 of this year's releases in order from most anticipated (No. 1) on down to the least--but still anticipated, mind you (No. 15). I know many of these are out already, so I went back to the lists I compiled earlier this year when we were voting for the feature -- and before hearing most of them -- and did a quick adjusting of my level of anticipation (meaning: I had two separate lists, so I combined them).

This list does NOT reflect what I thought of how the end product turned out, but it ultimately reflects how much I was/am still looking forward to each release this year.

Please feel free to join in and post YOUR 15 in order in the comments below! :)

#01 = most anticipated

01. Jars of Clay - Inland
02. Switchfoot - Fading West
03. Needtobreathe - untitled
04. Steven Curtis Chapman - The Glorious Unfolding
05. Seabird - Troubled Days
06. Five Iron Frenzy - untitled
07. Guardian - Almost Home
08. Plumb - Need You Now
09. Tal & Acacia - Black & White
10. Eisley - Currents
11. The Fold - Moving Past
12. Audio Adrenaline - Kings and Queens
13. Skillet - Rise
14. Relient K - Collapsible Lung
15. Fiction Family - Family Reunion
 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Featured Fan - Jaycee Cooper

Manic Drive with Jaycee (right)

Favorite Band/Artist:  Manic Drive
Featured Fan: Jaycee Cooper
Location: Phoenix, AZ
When/Where Was The Above Photo Taken: June 16 2013 at the Discover Tour
What About This Artist's Music Speaks To You: I absolutely love all of their music and the energy they have on stage! They inspire me to not be ashamed of the gospel and you can see that in every lyric. They also sound just as good on stage as they do on the radio. And they are absolutely hilarious, I was laughing throughout the whole show! God has definitely blessed Shawn, Anthony, and Micheal! I really hope to see them again!
Favorite Album by This Artist:  Epic
Favorite Song by This Artist:  "Money" or "Good Times"
Favorite Live Show Experience: When I got to ask them a question at the Q&A, I was sitting right in front of them and they joked around with me when they answered my question! But every minute of it was amazing!
Number of Times Seen This Artist Live:  1
Favorite Piece Of Merch/Item You Own From This Artist: Signed poster
Website: N/A

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