Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens. Last time, we unveiled 20 Artists and Songs that in our opinion should be present on WOW Hits 2018!
It seems that with the advent of Spotify, and more and more newer artists being present on WOW Hits albums, that there are more radio friendly Christian songs now than ever before. So some would say that it stands to reason that previous WOW Hits albums, especially those made in the 90’s and 00’s, were quite ‘easy’ to choose 30-odd tracks as the ‘best of the year’ without not much glaring oversights in terms of song choices.
Continue reading Top 10 ___: Top Thirty Notable Omissions from past WOW Hits albums!
It’s been 5 years since Newsboys reinvented themselves with Michael Tait at the helm and their comeback album Born Again. 10 years since Third Day’s Wherever You Are. 20 years since DC Talk’s Jesus Freak. 30 years since Carman’s ground-breaking album Comin’ on Strong. Makes you think that music, especially Christian music, has come a long way between then and now in 2015. In fact, dare I say that music that evokes nostalgia of the times that were can have just as much poignancy and meaning as something current and new? Why is it that sometimes we as a humanity are craving more for the new singles and songs when it is sometimes equally as necessary to immerse ourselves in the old and familiar? Can a song as timeless as “Jesus Freak” still carry a similar emotion and meaning to a current radio hit song like Hawk Nelson’s “Drops in the Ocean”? In light of the new member change in Audio Adrenaline (with Stellar Kart frontman Adam Agee deciding to take on lead vocal duties) and the stepping down of Matt Hammitt as lead singer of pop/rock band Sanctus Real, this Throwback Tuesdays post, albeit a short one, delves into popular songs by Stellar Kart and Sanctus Real, perhaps some of the most underrated and equally enjoyable artists of today’s generation.
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Audio Adrenaline have released their latest album Sound Of The Saints this week. With a brand new lineup, the album is full of heartfelt, poignant, emotional, explosive and impacting pop/rock/worship anthems, as well as inspiring and poignant ballads; Sound Of The Saints is one of our favourite albums of the year! I had the privilege of interviewing lead singer Adam Agee (third from left) via email, about the new album. We discussed the album, which songs mean the most to the band, what Audio Adrenaline hope listeners will experience when hearing the new songs, as well as the goals and dreams for the year ahead. Check out the interview below.
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It’s time for another Throwback Tuesdays post, this time, in light of the new Audio Adrenaline 3.0 band (with Adam Agee as lead singer), I will be exploring some Stellar Kart songs and Audio Adrenaline songs).
Continue reading Throwback Tuesdays – Stellar Kart’s “Me And Jesus” and Audio Adrenaline’s “Hands And Feet”!
Welcome to Part 2 of my Best of 2014 list. In Part 1 we looked at top albums, and now, we will take a look at top songs, anticipated albums of favourite EP’s of 2014. Though it’s true that, like my brother Jonathan, I have not listened to all the EP’s and to all the songs available to me throughout the year, I hope and pray that this somewhat impartial list will at least encourage someone to check out some new music they haven’t listened to before. Without further ado, here’s my list of EP’s, songs and anticipated album releases.
Continue reading Joshua Andre’s Best Of 2014 (Part 2: EP’s, Songs And Anticipated Albums Of 2015)
Another week, another Top 10 blog post. Since we have started this top 10 series, we have talked about many topics, from worship artists, movie trilogies and franchises, activities to undertake in Australia and high sugar foods, to superheroes, things to do at the beach, and original and traditional Christmas carols, as well as top 10 music videos of the year. Now this topic, though it may seem a little critical, is equally as valid- what are the top 10 most overplayed songs on Christian radio throughout the last 15 years?
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Here’s the next installment of “Sunday News Roundups”, this time from the 11th to the 17th August. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!
Continue reading Sunday News Roundup (11th-17th August 2014)
Here’s the next installment of “Sunday News Roundups”, this time from the 26th May to the 1st June. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!
Continue reading Sunday News Roundup (26th May-1st June 2014)