All The Houses Look The Same (2007) -|
"What is there to say about this one? If you ever thought Christian music wasn't as talented as some of the secular bands out there, listen to Deas Vail's debut album. Once you hear Wes Blaylock's soaring vocals, the stunning piano, the sometimes grinding, sometimes soothing guitars, and the edgy drums, you'll regret anything you ever said negative about Christian music."
Popularity (2006) -|
"In the vein of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Modest Mouse, Jonezetta's catchy electro rock sound is just as good as the aforementioned bands. Get ready to dance; the whole album's a party."
Sound Of Melodies (2006) -|
"Worship and indie rock never sounded so good together. Leeland's debut album could possibly be one of the greatest first records in all of Christian music history. Plus, it's just a really good listen."
Lost Ocean (2007) -|
"Putting the piano in the spotlight, Lost Ocean's debut full-length is a wonderfully gloomy sort of album. It's one of those records where you forget about everything except the composition itself."
The Lonely Hearts,
Paper Tapes (2006) -|
"Americana, a slight hint of country, and good old fashioned American rock comprise this album, made by former members of Holland. Sounding a bit like if Tom Petty met Augustana, It's catchy, quirky, and all-around fun."
Nothing Left to Lose (2006) -|
"Mat Kearney has really perfected his craft with Nothing Left to Lose. Comprised of acoustic funky rock, with occasional random bursts of rap and thought-provoking lyrics, this album is pretty interesting to listen to."
Let Me Go On EP (2007) -|
"Very quickly, Seabird's debut EP had me bobbing my head and singing along. I'm a sucker for the lead-singer-with-a-piano trait, and Seabird had my attention when they first appeared on the scene a couple of years back. You'll fall in love with one listen, trust me."
As Cities Burn,
Come Now Sleep (2007) -|
"A near 180 degree turn from their first effort, As Cities Burn's second album is more progressive in nature, with much more singing and rock sensibility. Soft and mellow at times, rocking and convicting at other times, As Cities Burn has hit their stride with this one."
The Anti Mother (2008) -|
"Forget everything you thought you knew about Norma Jean, for this record will destroy it. In addition to the singer actually singing on a few tracks, the instrumentation is miles above their previous material. It's my pick for best hard album of 2008."
mewithoutYou, Brother, Sister (2006) -|
"Once you start to get into this band, there's no stopping it. The quirky and odd sounds of their music and the strangely relevant lyrics will make you love them. Brother, Sister is undoubtedly mewithoutYou's best album yet."
Mute Math (2006) -|
"I first heard Mute Math on a WOW Hits compilation and instantly fell in love. Fortunately, it wasn't long before they released a full-length debut, which was as impressive, if not more so, than their first EP. If you're looking for experimental rock with a hint of electro, this is the album for you."
Cities (2007) -|
"If the song "Whisper and a Clamor" off this album doesn't have you singing along madly, nothing will. Although overall slightly gloomy in nature, Cities has the perfect balance of rock anthems and alternative style, along with enough 80's synth to keep any fan happy."
Until June (2007) -|
"Don't let the pop/rock label fool you, Until June's self-titled is more than just your typical debut. Catchy piano tunes and true-to-life lyrics make it a wonderful listen. It'll surprise you, I promise."
Happy (2003) -|
"Honestly, this album is, well, happy. Although West may have matured more in his later records, this one is my personal favorite. You'll catch hints of Ben Folds and the like in Matthew West's music, but he definitely creates his own sound."
With Arrows, With Poise (2008) -|
"I love the sound these guys produce. There's something intricate, yet catchy and singable, about their music. I had the pleasure of being able to review this album, and it got me hooked on select songs for weeks on end."
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