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Audrey Assad | Inheritance

Inheritance is worth the price of admission. Yet again, Audrey Assad has offered Christians music that helps them contemplate their faith on a deeper level.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kari Jobe | Gateway Worship: Voices

If you’re one of the few Christians on the planet who doesn’t own a Kari Jobe album, this is a proper introduction. Otherwise, I’d go ahead and pass this one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Gray Havens | Ghost of a King

Ghost of a King is easily my favorite album of 2016 so far.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FEATURE STORY: Bethel Music ‘Have It All’

by Lindsay Williams “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” —Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NLT) Like the seasons, our lives tend to evolve in a never-ending pattern of equal parts: rain and sun. It’s the...
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Datin | The Roar

Darin's "The Roar" is a good start for already seasoned artist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lecrae | Church Clothes 3

Lecrae’s "Church Clothes 3" is a solid release, but I can’t help but feel [at times] that I liked this album better when Sho Baraka released it as "Talented 10th."
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jesus Culture | Let It Echo

Jesus Culture has put out a project that captures the heart of worship and continues to breathe new life into how we express praise to the risen king.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Passion | Salvation’s Tide is Rising

Passion’s yearly worship compilation is upon us in the form of "Salvation’s Tide is Rising." As should be expected at this point, it’s pretty good.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NomiS | Socially Just

 Imagine if Ron Sider or Jim Wallis or John Howard Yoder were hip-hop artists. Okay, maybe those names won’t mean anything to people in the culture from which NomiS springs. So, let me start over… Imagine if MLK and Malcolm X c...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Kirk Franklin | Losing My Religion

While "Losing My Religion" offers new songs, it doesn’t really offer anything novel. With a few exceptions, this is a typical Kirk Franklin album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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John Mark McMillan | Live at the Knight

"Live at The Knight" certainly fits in the “best of” category.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bizzle | Surrender

Surrender is a progression for Bizzle. He is taking a cue from the trends in both the mainstream and CHH world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Andy Mineo | Uncomfortable

Ultimately, "Uncomfortable" is a disappointment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nichole Nordeman | The Unmaking EP

On occasion, I will hop on Twitter and express my lament that Nichole Nordeman has not put out any new music in quite some time. (Ten years, if you don’t count her Christmas single, “Real.” But, who’s keeping track, really?) Th...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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NF | Mansion

"Mansion" is a decent first outing by this Michigan native.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ghost Ship | Costly

"Costly" is a simple album. It doesn’t try too hard to lose the listener in poetry and double meanings. These are straightforward expressions, meant to be easily grasped and sang by the church.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Josh Wilson | That Was Then, This Is Now

Josh Wilson is clearly comfortable in the CCM niche he’s created for himself. Fans of artists like Steven Curtis Chapman, Matthew West, and Brandon Heath will certainly enjoy the music.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Toby Mac | This Is Not a Test

  In recent years, I have not been a fan of Toby Mac. He has consistently been hailed by other Christians as “one of the best Christian artists alive.” My disdain for overselling an artist has often clouded my ability to l...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Brilliance | Brother

The Brilliance is contemplative worship at its finest. It’s both whimsical and holy, a difficult combination to balance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tony Tillman | Camden

"Camden" is easily the best Christian hip-hop album to drop in 2015.