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Hello everyone, my name is Joshua Andre and I live in Sydney, Australia. I'm a feature news reporter, article writer, reviewer and interviewer for Inspired Entertainment, covering worship/pop music. My favourite Christian artists are Newsboys, Natalie Grant, Third Day, Switchfoot, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Sanctus Real, Britt Nicole and Matthew West. My hobbies include watching cricket, spending time with friends, cooking, and reading. My favourite TV shows include One Tree Hill, Monk, Psych, Parenthood, Castle, Life On Mars, Once Upon a Time, Suits, The Newsroom and Person Of Interest. I am also a member of the sound production team at my local church, GracePoint Christian Church. I used to review for Christian Music Zine, and I am also a volunteer at Mission Australia, helping out with their policies, procedures in the internal audit department

BEST OF 2017- PART 9: TOP 20 SONGS OF 2017 (OCTOBER – DECEMBER)

It’s that time of the year again. December time means that we’re due to post another best of 2017 list! Excited? This time, it’s time to reveal our favourite songs from October – December 2017. You can check out our previous ‘best of 2017 song lists’ here (Jan-March 2017), here (April-June 2017), and here (July-Sept 2017) and be sure to let us know your thoughts on your favourite songs!

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TOP 10 ___: (10 FAVOURITE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS SONGS OF All TIME)

On our latest Top Tens post, our first Christmas themed blog post of the year, we listed our favourite 10 original Christmas songs from 2017. This time, we will be listing our all time favourite original carols, and the most impacting rendition also. Check out these 10 inspiring traditional holiday themed melodies- which is your favourite?

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TOP 10 ___: (10 ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS SONGS FROM 2017)

It’s been ages since we posted a new Top Tens post! I reckon the last one was about which 30 popular songs Cimorelli could/should cover. So here’s the next post- this time Christmas themed.

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Message Mondays- Why Christian Music & Mainstream Music Do Not Have To Be At Odds, & how God can use Both to further His kingdom at the same time.

I reckon this year, the year of 2017, is the year where I have branched out the most in terms of listening to mainstream music. Just like how I think 10 years ago in 2007 was the year where I branched out in listening to Christian music (as prior to that I only listened to Carman and Delirious?…yep, call me old fashioned, or sheltered, or both!), this is the year where I have sat up, and taken notice of many of today’s current pop songs. Not that I wasn’t that much in the know before (I knew several mainstream artists, like One Republic, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake, and others, but I wasn’t following them religiously- I didn’t go out of my way to purchase an album of theirs!), but it was this year where my eyes and ears were opened to the realities of the type of music people listen to these days. Partly from exposure to Cimorelli’s covers (of which you can check out on iTunes here!)- and then  from there I wanted to see how the original sounded- and also partly because some of the neighbouring stores surrounding our café played pop music very loudly every single day; but whatever the case, I was exposed to more and more mainstream music each and every day this year, with some songs being inspiring, and others on the other end of the spectrum and quite disturbing.

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