On every top 10 post we have released on 365 Days of Inspiring Media (since I can remember), we have presented to you all a collection of 10 items (be it songs, artists, albums, etc.) that are to be celebrated for that particular week in question. On this particular Top Ten’s post however, as 2018 officially begins, I will delve into 10 Christmas albums from 2017 that we never reviewed, yet really wanted to, but didn’t because of time and work constraints. While we reviewed Christmas albums/EPs from Marc Martel, Planetshakers, Mallary Hope, For King and Country, TobyMac, Hannah Kerr, Point of Grace and Casting Crowns, and compilation albums WOW Christmas 2017 and the soundtrack of The Star, not to mention singles from Lucy Hale and David Dunn; there were several other reviews of Christmas albums that never eventuated, due to simply because both Josh and I became busy with work. Which albums did we want to review, has we had ample time? Check out these 10 albums below (complete with a projected rating and our favourite song from the album/EP)! Which album were you sad that we didn’t review?
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Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens. Last time, we unveiled 10 Christmas albums from this year that we never reviewed, yet we planned to.
Now, on this new Top Tens post, we will delve into our favourite 10 original Christmas songs from 2016, from artists who released Christmas singles as opposed to Christmas albums. Check out these 10 inspiring holiday themed melodies- which is your favourite?
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Another month (or so) gone, another best of post. Sounds about right? Yeah, I reckon so too. It is nearly towards the end of the year, and while during December, many movies are releasing just in time for Oscar period, albums tend to be winding down releases, in the Christian industry at least. So I guess it’s fair to say that my top 30 albums of 2016 probably won’t change between now and a month from now…if they do change, I’ll just amend it in the comments of this post. Now, without further ado, here’s my favourite 30 albums of 2016. May you have many happy hours listening to great music and enjoy the remainder of 2016.
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The year has gone quite fast, hasn’t it? It’s June already and soon enough, it’ll be the end of the year. And as the weeks roll on, there’s a constant we can count on- new music releasing each Friday. By the time the year ends, heaps of albums would’ve released. So when I look back on the 6 months that have been, I probably have a long an exhaustive list of albums that I’ve listened to an enjoyed throughout these last few months. Nevertheless, this blog series is a top 10s series, so widdling the long list down to just 10 selections can be tricky, yet here below are 10 albums in 2016 that have been standout for me (note- this is in no indication of what will be in my top albums list at the end of the year- albums may move up and down on that list or disappear or reappear all-together).
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Yes, I know we as a site just posted a top 10’s mere days ago, but this topic has been brewing in me for a while. What does it mean for an album to be influential? Sure you can have your favourite albums of any given year because of great lyrics, music and the technicalities of it all. Yet for an album to be influential in your life is a different story. For an album to mean something to you in a season of our life, the album has to strike a chord with you when no other album has done before. For me during my 26 years on this earth, there has been several that have done that. Maybe we need to stop listing our favourite albums just because, and really delve deep into the heart of the matter- what albums have influenced your life in a positive manner from birth til now? Which albums are impacting for sentimental reasons? Which albums are special, mean a lot to you when others may not like the tracks for whatever reason? Regardless, influential albums are such that shape us and our character as the years go by. What are mine? Read on to find out.
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What a year 2016 has been thus far. In fact, what a decade the 2010s have been in terms of worship music. Earlier on in 2016, I posted my favourite 10 worship songs of the 2000s, featuring songs from Delirious?, Newsboys and Tim Hughes to name a few. Now I have decided to release a follow-up post, this time my favourite 10 worship songs of the 2010s thus far (since this is 2016, I’m sure I’ll have a different 10 by the end of 2019. So what are my favourite tracks? Read on to find out.
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2016 has been quite a year for worship music. Songs and albums from artists like Chris Tomlin, Jesus Culture, Meredith Andrews, Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Passion and Bethel have all charted in the last six months, and have all circled around the globe with their songs being sung in churches and Sunday Morning services for some time now. In honour of Austin and Lindsey Adamec’s powerful worship EP that released on March 25th, here are 10 songs I reckon that will be popular for the remainder of the year, either on radio or in people’s churches and homes.
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Word Label Group
Release Date: February 12th 2016
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
Various Artists– Risen: Songs That Celebrate the Epic Film (Amazon mp3/iTunes)
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Release Date: February 19th 2016
Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre
Meredith Andrews– Deeper (Amazon mp3/iTunes)
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It is ok to worship during the good times. During the times where things are all right with the world, it is ok to declare to the Lord, “Yes, Lord, we praise Your name because we are in a place to do that”. Well we don’t really say that, but that is what we mean. And when things are difficult and tough… well, let’s just say that as much as we want to convince ourselves and others that we declare God’s faithfulness in all times, we, just like any other human being on the planet, are always prone to declare otherwise. Because the matter of the fact is- it is hard to worship God during the good times. It is hard. And difficult, and uncertain. If it was easy, if worship was easy, then we wouldn’t have to always ask God for strength and wisdom, confidence and courage, determination and perseverance during the times we need them the most. Worshipping our Father in heaven takes on a whole new different meaning when we realise that worshipping is for both the moments of our lives when life is good and the moments in which life isn’t as endearing.
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