Top 25 Best Albums: First Half of 2011 | Christian Music Zine


We’re halfway through another year and these are the albums that received the best reviews from Christian Music Zine writers from January through June of 2011, take a look.

1. Emery – We Do What We Want

2. Tedashii – Blacklight

3. Becoming The Archetype – Celestial Completion

4. Abandon Kansas – Ad Astra Per Aspera

5. Gideon – Costs

6. Falling Up – Your Sparkling Death Cometh

7. The Smoking Popes – This Is Only A Test

8. Jesus Culture – Come Away

9. Sintax.the.Terrific and DJ Kurfu – With A Thousand Enemies

10. August Burns Red – Leveler (2nd Opinion)

11. Hawk Nelson – Crazy Love

12. Jonathan Jones – Community Group

13. The Dunn Boys – Vol. 1

14. Red – Until We Have Faces

15. Lecrae – Rehab: The Overdose

16. Blindside – With Shivering Hearts We Wait

17. Owl City – All Things Bright And Beautiful

18. The Rocket Summer: Bryce Avary, His Instruments And Your Voices

19. FM Static – My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go

20. Onward To Olympas – The War Within Us

21. Aaron Gillespie – Anthem Song

22. Bethel – Be Lifted High

23. Overcome – The Great Campaign Of Sabotage

24. Peter Furler – On Fire

25. Kristian Stanfill – Mountains Move

So there’s our list, what were your favorites from the past six months?

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5 responses to “Top 25 Best Albums: First Half of 2011 | Christian Music Zine

  1. Lucas July 6, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Here’s my top 10. This year’s been amazing and two records have already crept into my top 10 of all-time:

    10. Until We Have Faces – RED
    9. Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
    8. The Valley – Eisley
    7. All Things Bright and Beautiful – Owl City
    6. Hawkboy – Hawkboy EP (only reason it’s so low is because it’s only four songs…the music is incredible)
    5. With Shivering Hearts We Wait – Blindside
    4. Love and War and the Sea In Between – Josh Garrels
    3. We Do What We Want – Emery
    1. Of Man – Cool Hand Luke / Your Sparkling Death Cometh – Falling Up

  2. Tyler Hess July 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

    thanks for the comment, Lucas. I like to give something a little time to breathe before i give it an all time favorite status, personally :)

  3. Joshua Andre July 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    My Favourite Top 10 (in order) are as follows:

    Listen to the Sound (Building 429)
    Know Hope (Know Hope Collective)
    I Will Praise You (Rebecca St James)
    Return (Paul Colman Trio)
    On Fire (Peter Furler)
    Leaving Eden (Brandon Heath)
    The Road (Tricia Brock)
    Hundred More Years (Francesca Battistelli)
    Here For You (Passion 2011)
    Inside and In Between (Tenth Avenue North)

  4. Ian July 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    There havent really been that many good releases so far this year but here are my favs so far

    All Things Bright and Beautiful-Owl City
    Know Hope- Know Hope Collective
    Crazy Love/Light Sides- Hawk nelson
    K is for Karaoke-Relient k
    Anthem Song- Aaron Gillespie

    also, Its not a Christian album but Wasting Light- Foo Fighters is easily my fav of jan–june2011

  5. Tyler Hess July 7, 2011 at 9:23 am

    this year has been plenty good as far as i’m concerned…in 2009 i only loved 2 albums i heard in the first six months

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