I made a promise recently to put up my fav. music of 2008 so here we go.
These are in random order except my top pick for the year.
Joel Auge : into the Blue
A brilliant CD with insightful lyrics and a real smooth sound. This was a refreshing sound in 08.
Ian Mcintosh: awakened
Ian comes out of Brian & Jenn Johnsons church yet sounds nothing like them. Actually he sounds like nobody I know of. Melodic, haunting and full of beauty. I love love love this CD.
Deluge: Deluge live
Jonathon Stockstill….I must admit I was never a fan of him till I got this CD. It is raw and full of energy, but it also goes right to the throne of God.
Passion: God of this city
Yes I know there were some repeat songs on this form individual CD’s, but there are also some amazing standout tracks. It’s Passion people!
Where have I been and not have heard this girl before. Its not a christian CD. It is however brilliant!
I reviewed this CD on the worship community in 08. It gets on other sites low reviews, but I say those people are nuts. This CD is one of the best worship CD’s I have heard this past year and I can stop listening to it.
Leeland: Opposite Way
Ok..yes this CD is awesome and their best one. There is a song called “thief in the night”…it makes the whole CD worth the price of admission.
Misty Edwards: Relentless
IHOP veteran pulls out another amazing CD. It is a double with a full acoustic set as well. She is a genius with spontaneous worship and heavenly sounds.
Natasha Beddingfield: Pocket full of sunshine
I know what your thinking…Pop music? I love music folks and Natasha has a killer voice…awesome lyrics and production. I wish she was stll writing for hillsong church.
Phil Wickham: Singalong
This is Phil’s free download acoustic CD. It is flat out his best CD of all. You feel like you are at the concert when you listen to it and you find yourself sucked in and worshiping right along side him.
Gateway: Wake up
WHAT AN AWESOME CD! honestly this may be my favorite worship CD of the year. I can’t get enough of it. and Kari Jobe can sing a menu it I would love it.
Worth Dying For
This may be the surprise CD of the year. It’s fresh and original, full of raw energy and all about changing youth culture for Christ.
Jesus Culture: 2 CD’s
Mostly covers and done in such a refreshing way. Standout songs: how he loves, where you go I go, we cry out, consuming fire…etc. These Cd’s are so so good. If that doesnt convince you to buy them KIM WALKER sings on them. Love her!
And finally…..to top the list.
My #1 CD pick of 2008
Charlie Hall: The Bright Sadness
This CD is perfect. Every song is a masterpiece. There is personal worship, corporate worship and jsut awesome songs that point to God and justice and hope. Honestly This CD has overtaken my ipod. It’s on constant repeat. Bravo Charlie Hall!