Top 5 Records of the Year
5. Ghosts Upon the Earth by Gungor
great blog too. I love this record!
Standout song: "When Death Dies"
4. Young Love by Mat Kearney
Standout songs: "Ships in the Night," "Down," and "You Can Count On Me"
3. Simple Math by Manchester Orchestra
Standout songs: "Simple Math" and "Pensacola"
2. Vice Verses by Switchfoot
Standout songs: "Vice Verses," "Restless," and "Where I Belong"
1. The Reckoning by NEEDTOBREATHE
Standout songs: "Able," "The Reckoning," "White Fences," "Slumber"
Top 10 Songs of the Year
10. "We Were Made For You" - Aaron Gillespie
9. "Restless" - Switchfoot
8. "Hope Still Flies" - Five Iron Frenzy
7. "Ships in the Night" - Mat Kearney
6. "Shadows" - David Crowder Band (feat. Lecrae)
5. "Perth" - Bon Iver
4. "Slumber" - NEEDTOBREATHE
3. "Let Me Feel You Shine" - David Crowder*Band
2. "Simple Math" - Manchester Orchestra
1. "The Reckoning" - NEEDTOBREATHE
Artist of the Year
As previously stated, I cannot get enough of this band. Check out their new record and their last record. So stinkin' good.
I realized that almost everything on my lists have a "Christiany" feel this year. As Michael Gungor stated in the blog post I linked, talented and creative musicians should exist regardless of genre. I feel like a lot of the bands I chose love God, but are also dedicated to making amazing music. They use their God-given talents to produce creative art.
Most Anticipate Music of 2012 (in no particular order)
- Relient K - I love Forget and Not Slow Down.
- fun. - Seeing them in March. Yay.
- House of Heroes - I hope it's more The End is Not the End than Suburba.
- David Crowder*Band - Their final record is out January 10. It is with bittersweet anticipation that I look forward to this one.