Friday, October 31, 2014

A Halloween Replay: Any Day Centered On Candy Can't Be Bad

Happy Halloween From The Night Beat. There, I've said it. That should cost me a few conservative readers. I know the accepted Conservative Christian doctrine is that Halloween is a day cleverly devised to teach our youngsters Devil Worship, Witchcraft and Ritualistic Serial Killing Techniques. GIVE IT A REST! It's all about the Candy.

I was celebrating Halloween from a very early age. I'm told that my first costume was as Jerry The Mouse (Tom & Jerry). It was homemade. I don't remember. I do remember being Little Stinker (a skunk, also homemade, with a wire coat hanger used to keep up the tail). I'm sure there would be some sort of OSHA regulations against such things nowadays.

Growing up in the Cape Cod Housing Projects (they were there, and still are. Stop Laughing), I'm sure I trick or treated around the apartments but I don't remember. I do remember bobbing for apples in the Community Center.

Yesterday (That would be Friday the 28th. I'm doing this post in advance) [That was 2011 - This year it was the 25th] the town I live in had a main street merchant trick or treating walk. I saw a lot of kids going into and coming out of business establishments in search of CANDY. There was nothing disturbing about the scene, except that the parents seemed to try to hit ALL the establishments, not just the ones that had originally signed up. Seeing kids go into an auto parts store and a liquor store was a little disturbing. Exactly what kind of treat were the parents expecting. Chocolate Schnapps, Candy Oil Filters? I digress.

If your town has had Trick or Treating already, I hope it was good. If it's tonight, I wish you much success. Kids, Hide Your Stash Quick. Your Parents need your help.

Since they touted it for Halloween, I give you The Choir, and What You Think I Am.
Any day centered around candy can't be bad. That hits just about all of them. Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check, Check, Check, Check and Check. Happy Candy Hunting from The Night Beat.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The 45th Dove Awards Recapped: Album of The Year

The Dove Awards were recently announced, and the time has come for me to give the whole thing a thumbs up or a thumbs down. I know, a thumbs down is always more fun. Things are a bit more problematic this time around. There are a lot of #PlatVnyl5 albums in the mix, and it's tough to comment when those awards are in progress. If you ask me they did it on purpose.

We begin with the Album of The Year Awards. The Platinum Vinyl Awards is the only one of the two to still have a General Field Album of The Year. The Dove's are Song Only in that regard. Of course with the genres the Dove's also have a bunch of junk like southern gospel and country which will not cross this desk, but I digress.

45th Dove Awards Recap

Album of The Year vs. Platinum Vinyl Awards

Praise and Worship Album of The Year corresponds with our Modern Worship Album of The Year. The nominees were Home by Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith; Kingdom Come by Bryan and Katie Torwalt; Majestic by Kari Jobe; Passion: Take It All; and We are Young and Free by Hillsong Young and Free.  Of the 5 nominees only Kim Walker-Smith was in the #PlatVnyl4 pool, and did not make the finals. The other four releases, including winner Kari Jobe, are in the pool for #PlatVnyl5. I can not comment except to say that Jobe's album got a Perfect 5 Rating during the eligibility year.

Special Event Album of the Year goes against Compilation of the Year. They gave the award to The Cathedrals, enough said.

Children's Music Album of The Year has four of the five albums in the current eligibility year. Well really three, but I have to check out a veggie tales release that I haven't heard of.

Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of The Year goes against our Gospel/R&B Album of The Year. Three of the five albums in the final are in the current award year. The winner Tye Tribbet and Greater Than, was an album in the original #PlatVnyl4 pool but did not make the cut to the finals. Help by Erica Campbell; Love Never Fails by Micah Stampley and Power and Authority by Sherri Jones-Moffett are all in the current pool.

Here's where things get a little difficult. Inspirational Album of the Year would seem to correspond with our Adult Contemporary/Inspirational Album of the Year except for those pesky /Contemporary awards this group has. This time it seems to match up with three of the five in this years original eligibility year. One I couldn't find anywhere so it gets tossed. Michael W. Smith won for Hymns. It did not make the pool for contention. I Dream of You by JJ Heller is in the Children's Music Pool and The Folk Pool, exclusive to the PVA's.

Pop/Contemporary Album of The Year most likely corresponds to Pop Album of the Year, at least it does this year around. The Winner of the category was Mandisa with Overcomer. It was a #PlatVnyl4 album but did not make the finals for its category. The other four albums are #PlatVnyl5. Ellie Holcomb and As Sure As The Sun and Thrive by Casting Crowns did not make the pool. The two that did were If We're Honest by Francesca Battistelli and We Are Young and Free by Hillsong Young and Free. 

Rock/Contemporary Album of The Year can be anything from Pop to Rock and they already have a Rock Category. (There Are NO Metal Awards). This year the category approximates Alternative Album of The Year. 3 of the 5 came from #PlatVnyl4. Everfound's self titled release did not make the pool and I am Mountain by Gungor and Inland by Jars of Clay did but did not make the final 7.  The Two #PlatVnyl5 contenders in this grouping are Switchfoot and Fading West in Alternative and Needtobreathe's Rivers In The Wasteland, which is in the rock pool.

Rock Album of The Year had three of the five nominees in the #PlatVnyl4 pool: Fear Inside Our Bones by The Almost which did not make the finals, and Rise by Skillet and the self titled album by We Are Human, both of which made the final 7 but neither of which won. That honor went to John Elefante this year. Skillet won the category in the doves. The #PlatVnyl5 contenders here are Scott Stapp's Proof of Life and Red's Release The Panic: Recalibrated Edition.

The final genre Album Award to compare was Rap Album of the Year, which corresponds to our Rap/Hip Hop Album of The Year. It was an all #PlatVnyl5 category which makes things real difficult. 100 by KB; Minorville by Derek Minor; Neverland by Andy Mineo; and Royal Flush by Flame all are in the initial pool. Only Invader by Rapture Ruckus did not make it in.

That does it for the album wrap. Song and General Field are yet to come. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Gospel

Gospel Music tied with Alternative this quarter with a whopping fifteen entries into the pool, and a nice mix of new and established artists to boot. That's just the way I like things. Now things can get back to normal, though Normal is Overrated. Here's to closing out the quarter in a big way.

Gospel/R&B

  • Bethany Devine - Daily Confessions
  • Deitrick Haddon -The Best of Deitrick Haddon
  • Shawna Harris - God Is Able
  • Brent Jones - Joy Comin
  • Canton Jones - God City USA
  • Tasha Page Lockhart - Here Right Now
  • Rachael Messini - Honestly
  • VaShawn Mitchell - God My God
  • Smokie Norful - Forever Yours
  • Paul Porter - F.R.E.E.
  • Kierra Sheard - Graceland
  • Isaiah Templeton - Roll in the Dirt
  • The Walls Group - Fast Forward
  • Michelle Williams - Journey to Freedom
  • Zie'l - Pronounced Zy-el
Rachael Messini is the former Rachael Washington of The Washington Projects with her brother Je'kob, whose latest album is in the running for PV6. I am really excited about The Walls Group. When a small group can have that choir sound, it is exciting. Haven't been this psyched about a Gospel Group since Forever Jones.

That does it for the 4th Quarter. Time to get the judging started. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Alternative

I've decided to go with Chronological Order here, so of the two I am starting with Alternative. Each genre got 15 nominees to the pool, that's two finals worth IN ONE QUARTER ALONE. Pardon the shouting but that's how big this is. So without further ado:

Alternative

  • Anberlin - Lowborn
  • Bellarive - Before There Was
  • Climbing Blind - Burn
  • Colony House - When I Was Younger
  • Esterlyn - Love
  • For King and Country - Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong
  • Golden Youth - The Kingdom
  • Gungor - I Am Mountain (Deluxe)
  • Gungor - I Am Mountain (Bonus Material)
  • House of Heroes - Smoke EP
  • Jars of Clay - 20
  • John Mark McMillan - The Borderland Sessions
  • Needtobreathe - 60/50 Oceanway: The Live Room Sessions
  • Switchfoot - The Edge of the Earth: Unreleased Songs from the film Fading West
  • Tenth Avenue North - Islands
Anberlin is going out on top of their game, and that's good for all of us. And Gungor is going to start something with their bonus material release. It makes all of us who buy the original album happy when we can get a deluxe edition without the repeats. Gotta have Gospel to finish. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Modern Worship

We have come to the final three. If you've been following things you can do the math and figure out who the big winners are. I already said we had a tie for first. Modern Worship is a big winner every quarter. It's one of the most overrun genres in Christian Music. What Hath Hillsong Wrought? I won't waste any more space. Here is the list.

Modern Worship


  • Bluetree - Worship and Justice
  • Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen: A Worship Album
  • Cadence - Home
  • Covenant Worship - Kingdom
  • Desperation Band - Banner
  • Steffany Gretzinger - The Undoing
  • Hillsong Worship - No Other Name Deluxe
  • Justin Jarvis - Atmospheres
  • New Hope Oahu - Victorious
  • Kathryn Scott - Sing on The Battlefield
  • Rhyan Shirley - High Above
  • Dustin Smith - Coming Alive
  • Summit FutureNow - The Now and The Not Yet
  • Jaye Thomas - Here is My Worship
I can be a bit nitpicky. I didn't like No Other Name by Hillsong, yet with the Deluxe edition I think they hit the right notes. I liked New Hope Oahu better this time around, yet I still wish there was a bit more Holy Ho (as in Don Ho). They're in Hawaii for goodness sake. A little local color would be nice from time to time. The final two are next: Alternative and Gospel. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Rap

We are down to the Final Four, and two of them are tied for first. First up is Rap, and is sibling Hip-Hop. A very good quarter for them, with 13 releases, which is a very lucky number. Hey, the more the merrier when it comes to entries. So without further ado:

Hip -Hop/Rap

  • Adia - Behind Enemy Lines
  • Mr. Del - Hope Dealer 2
  • J-Giles Son - Employed by The King
  • Lecrae - Anomoly
  • Canton Jones - God City USA
  • Rachael Messini - Honestly
  • Da T.R.U.T.H. presents Mixed Bag - Normal is Overrated
  • NF - EP
  • Phanatik - The Art of Battle Rap: Puns and Punchlines, V.1
  • Red Coalescence - Killers
  • Shope - EP
  • Swoope - Sinema
  • Various Artists - Pass The Mic: The Rise of Christian Hip-Hop
That concludes Rap for the Quarter. Next up is Modern Worship. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Rock

Rock Music is next as we announce the 4th Quarter Pool Releases for #PlatVnyl5. From here on in we have at least a finals in each genre. At the end we would have 2 finals worth of entries.

Rock Music

  • Boiling Point - More
  • Disciple - Attack
  • Colton Dixon - Anchor
  • Flyleaf - Between The Stars
  • Guardian - Almost Home
  • Sarah Kelly - My Corner of Heaven
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Oxygen: Inhale
  • MxPx - MxPx Acoustic Collection
  • Manafest - The Moment
  • Remedy Drive - Commodity
  • Willet - Searchlight
There were two Perfect 5's in this genre as well this quarter, Disciple and Remedy Drive, so we have our work cut out for us. Next up is Hip Hop and Rap. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Pop

We move on with our announcements of the #PlatVnyl5 pool entries for the 4th Quarter. Pop Music was next on our genre ladder with eight entries. Since our aim is to whittle each genre down to seven entries, when a quarter has that number you know we will have a lot of judging to do.

Pop Music

  • Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be
  • David Dunn - Crystal Clear
  • Group 1 Crew - #Faster EP
  • The Lasting Hope - Sunsets and Second Chances
  • Moriah Peters - Brave
  • Plumb - Need You Now Deluxe
  • Brian Weaver - Motion
  • Ayiesha Woods - It's time
The only comment that needs to be added here is that both Plumb and Moriah Peters are in the final 7 because they both garnered Perfect 5's. Of course, when the judging occurs there may be more than 7 in the final. Next up is rock. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Heavy Metal

Continuing our 4th Quarter announcements as we close out the pool for #PlatVnyl5 and begin the voting process for a possible Winter or Spring 2015 Awards show. That is the plan. But you can see how #PlatVnyl4 turned out. 

Tied with 7 entrants with Adult Contemporary as the lowest of the Single Genre Posts was Heavy Metal. We don't make the irony, we just cover it. Anyway, with out further ado, Heavy Metal.

Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

  • Colossus - Badlands
  • Darkness Divided - Written In Blood
  • Forevermore - Telos
  • Islander - Violence and Destruction
  • Stryper - Live at the Whisky
  • War Of Ages - Supreme Chaos
  • Woven War - Woven War
Up next is Pop Music, which had eight entrants this final quarter. We go up to the big winner, and that will be revealed at the appropriate time. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Award 4th Qtr - Adult Contemporary

We begin with the single genre posts as we announce the 4th Quarter Pool of Entries for #PlatVnyl5. The Plan is to announce the winners sometime in Winter or Spring of 2015. We shall see how that pans out.

Tied for the lowest is Adult Contemporary, which had 7 entries along with Heavy Metal. That's just how the entries fell out. I know that they are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Anyway, without further ado.

Adult Contemporary/Inspirational

  • About A Mile - About A Mile
  • Cody Collier - Breaking Free
  • Julie Elias - Love Rain Down
  • Lara Landon - There is Grace
  • Crystal Lewis - 25 
  • Lindsay McCaul - One More Step
  • Jenny Simmons - To Be Well
The front-runners here have to be McCaul and Landon, but anything can happen in the final vote. Heavy Metal is next. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Electronic Dance Remixes

Happy Columbus Day everyone. There, that should tick off a few liberals. Yes everyone, due to the magic of scheduling I am here even though we are not. Today is one of those phantom holidays. Hardly anyone outside of banks and government offices celebrate it, the libs hate the guy and everything he stands for, but no one wants to give up a paid day off. Vacating soapbox now.

We finish up our multi-genre posts for this quarter with the electronic trifecta: Dance, Industrial and the Remix. I won't hold it up any longer.

Dance-Synthpop

  • Aaron Bagwell - The Sound of Jesus
  • Matthew Parker - Shadowlands 
  • Summit FutureNow - The Now and the Not Yet
  • Waken - Endless Light

Electronic-Industrial

  • Jonas Park & David Bollman - Forward
  • Salt of the Sound - Meditations, V1
  • Salt of the Sound - Through The Mist EP
  • Ian Yates - DNA

Remixes

  • Color Theory - The Best Revenge (Rename Remixes)
  • Amy Grant - In Motion: The Remixes
  • Mandisa - Get Up: The Remixes
  • Matthew Parker and Swedish Revolution - Alive Remixes
  • David Thulin - Reconstruction 2.2
That's a lot of great music, and the announcements are just beginning. Next up is our first single genre post, and, according to tradition, we go from low to high. Adult Contemporary is first out of the gate with 7 entries. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bad Moon Rising: The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Jazzy Folk Children

The 2014 Platinum Vinyl Awards pool is finally closed, and what a way to end it. We had a slew of entries this time around. Yes that is a highly technical term. 

As always we begin the quarterly wrap by combining the lesser represented genres into a single post. Some of them were Jazz (a new genre), Children's Music, and Folk Music. So without further ado:

Jazz Music

  • Hamilton Hardin - Just Wanna Say

Children's Music

  • Vineyard UK - Great Big God 5

Folk/Folk Rock

  • Lexi Elisha - Rope
  • For The Fatherless - For The Fatherless
  • Heath McNease  - Fort Wayne (Songs Inspired by the movie)
  • Tim Neufeld - The Joy (f/The Glory Boys)
We have kicked things off. This was a big quarter with a lot of releases, and we build up to the big genre. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Classic Replay: Flashback Friday - Mansion Builder

Once upon a time there were three siblings with a love for music. No, this isn't about the Jonas Brothers, nor is it about Barlowgirl. Those were all good guesses, though. Today's edition of Flashback Friday is about the Ward Kids, Matthew, Annie, and Nelly, who became famous in the 70's as the 2nd Chapter of Acts.

SCA began in 1973 at the beginning of the Jesus Music Era of Christian Music. A Little bit Rock and Roll but a lot more Adult Contemporary. Their first release was With Footnotes (1974), which gave us the memorable Easter Song, which CCM Magazine says is the #4 Christian Song of all time. Here is a better version of that song live than the one I posted during Easter.
A Year later In The Volume of The Book (1975) came out. One of the songs on this album was titled Last Day of My Life. It's an early rock foray, but It has the most beautiful harmonies. Unfortunately the clip I had originally shared was deleted so I have nothing for this album at the moment.

I was introduced to the 2nd Chapter a little later and only picked up on the earlier stuff later. My first foray into the band, at the same time I was into harder acts like Petra and Servant, was Mansion Builder (1978) This is a live video of the song, along with an Annie Classic, the pro life anthem Killing Thousands.

I stayed up to date with SCA for a few years after Mansion Builder but as I grew older my tastes got louder. Petra satisfied for a while, but even they got too tame for me, and by the time I got to college I was introduced to the wonderful world of Christian Heavy Metal (Stryper, Whitecross, Barren Cross, Sacred Warrior and others), this was before the thrash metal age with its gravelly growls. If you can't get a hold of good 80's Christian Metal from the era, the next best thing these days is Montreal based band Blessed By A Broken Heart, not to be confused by Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart, which we will cover later on.

The Second Chapter of Acts officially broke up in 1988 after a fifteen year career. They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. There hasn't been harmonies on this scale in Christian Music for a long time. I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Until the next Flashback Friday, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Flashback Friday: Mansion Builder

Once upon a time there were three siblings with a love for music. No, this isn't about the Jonas Brothers, nor is it about Barlowgirl. Those were all good guesses, though. Today's edition of Flashback Friday is about the Ward Kids, Matthew, Annie, and Nelly, who became famous in the 70's as the 2nd Chapter of Acts.

SCA began in 1973 at the beginning of the Jesus Music Era of Christian Music. A Little bit Rock and Roll but a lot more Adult Contemporary. Their first release was With Footnotes (1974), which gave us the memorable Easter Song, which CCM Magazine says is the #4 Christian Song of all time. Here is a better version of that song live than the one I posted during Easter.
I was introduced to the 2nd Chapter a little later and only picked up on the earlier stuff later. My first foray into the band, at the same time I was into harder acts like Petra and Servant, was Mansion Builder (1978) This is a live reunion video of that song.

I stayed up to date with SCA for a few years after Mansion Builder but as I grew older my tastes got louder. Petra satisfied for a while, but even they got too tame for me, and by the time I got to college I was introduced to the wonderful world of Christian Heavy Metal (Stryper, Whitecross, Barren Cross, Sacred Warrior and others), this was before the thrash metal age with its gravelly growls. If you can't get a hold of good 80's Christian Metal from the era, the next best thing these days is Montreal based band Blessed By A Broken Heart, not to be confused by Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart, which we will cover later on.

The Second Chapter of Acts officially broke up in 1988 after a fifteen year career. They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. There hasn't been harmonies on this scale in Christian Music for a long time. I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Until the next Flashback Friday, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Night Beat Rewind: September 2014

We are interrupting our regularly scheduled Music Video Monday Schedule in order to get #PlatVnyl4 wrapped up as we cruise directly into #PlatVnyl5. One of the things I don't like about the September releases is that we start the Christmas Music Releases. Do we have to start this early, folks. The good part is I have no spot for them in the voting, so I can be honest with the voting and not think "am I trying to exclude (or include) them in the finals because of bias"

Christmas Music (Non-Eligible)

  • Guy Penrod - Christmas 4.75 Emeralds
  • David Phelps - O Holy Night (2014) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Michael W. Smith and Friends - The Spirit of Christmas 5 Emeralds
  • Sovereign Grace Music - Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song 4.50 Emeralds
The fun part of Christmas Music is you get to hear artists we don't normally consider (Like Guy Penrod, a Gaither Southern Gospel Person, but here he went Jazz). We move on to the songs, or as we like to say here at The Night Beat

The Singles Scene

  • 1 Girl Nation - Try 4.75 Emeralds
  • Amy Grant - Welcome Yourself 4.50 Emeralds
  • Andy Hunter - Harmony 5 Emeralds
  • KJ - 52 - Gameface 4.75 Emeralds
Now we move on to the last of the #PlatVnyl5 eligible entries. After that we drain the pool and move on to #PlatVnyl6. Boy we have grown. I can still remember the first awards. But first, those that didn't make it. These are

Missing The Mark

  • David Daughtry - David Daughtry 3.75 Emeralds
  • Everfound - Reimagine 3.75 Emeralds
  • Fever Fever - Aftermath 3.75 Emeralds
  • Eamonn McCrystal - A Living Prayer 3.75 Emeralds
  • OBB - Bright Side 3.75 Emeralds
  • Robbie Seay Band - Psalms, Volume 3 3.75 Emeralds
Like I always say, these aren't bad albums (I would tell you if they were). They just didn't wow me enough to consider them for a Platinum Vinyl Award. Our next grouping, however, cleared all expectations. They are:

 Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Disciple - Attack 5 Emeralds
  • Plumb - Need you Now (Deluxe) 5 Emeralds
  • Remedy Drive - Commodity 5 Emeralds
  • Salt of the Sound - Meditations, V1 5 Emeralds
  • Stryper - Live at The Whisky 5 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - WoW Hits 2015 5 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - WoW Hits 2015 Deluxe 5 Emeralds
  • The Walls Group - Fast Forward 5 Emeralds
Eight Perfect albums to end the year. Sometimes the industry leaves the best for last. Though I do have a compilation award, only the Six single artist albums really count. Most releases are somewhere in between, however. These are the 

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Boiling Point - More 4.75 Emeralds
  • Climbing Blind - Burn 4.50 Emeralds
  • Kim Collingsworth - Majestic 4.75 Emeralds
  • Colossus - Badlands 4.50 Emeralds
  • Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be? 4.75 Emeralds
  • Desperation Band - Banner 4.50 Emeralds
  • Flyleaf - Between The Stars 4.75 Emeralds
  • Deitrick Haddon - Best of Dietrick Haddon 4.75 Emeralds
  • Hillsong Worship - No Other Name Deluxe 4.50 Emeralds
  • Justin Jarvis - Atmospheres 4.50 Emeralds
  • Sarah Kelly - My Corner of Heaven 4.75 Emeralds
  • For King and Country - Run Wild, Live Free, Love Strong 4.50 Emeralds
  • Lara Landon - There is Grace 4.75 Emeralds 
  • Lecrae - Anomoly 4.75 Emeralds
  • Mandisa - Get Up: The Remixes 4.50 Emeralds
  • John Mark McMillan - The Borderland Sessions 4.75 Emeralds
  • Heath McNease - Fort Wayne 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tim Neufeld - The Joy (f/The Glory Boys) 4.50 Emeralds
  • New Hope Oahu - Victorious 4.50 Emeralds
  • Matthew Parker - Shadowlands 4.75 Emeralds
  • Paul Porter - F.R.E.E. 4.50 Emeralds
  • Salt of The Sound - Through The Mist 4.75 Emeralds
  • Kathryn Scott - Sing on The Battlefield 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jenny Simmons - To Be Well 4.75 Emeralds
  • Dustin Smith - Coming Alive 4.75 Emeralds
  • Switchfoot - The Edge of The Earth: Unreleased Songs from the film Fading West 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jaye Thomas - Here is my worship 4.50 Emeralds
  • Veritas - Veritas 4.50 Emeralds
  • Vineyard UK - Great Big God 5 4.75 Emeralds
  • Brian Weaver - Motion 4.50 Emeralds
  • Michelle Williams - Journey to Freedom 4.50 Emeralds
  • Ayiesha Woods - It's Time 4.50 Emeralds
Kerrie Roberts still hasn't put out her album on iTunes or Amazon, and there are no sound clips on her personal website. Until something like that happens I can't review it, so it gets pushed to PV6 in my opinion.
 
That does it for this year. I am forgoing links for now. I know, I'm backlogged. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.