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Great Christian albums?

post #1 of 96
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Hello everybody. I'm running into a problem, I want some more christian albums in my collection, but I don't feel comfortable taking recommendations from friends (although I'll ask a few of them), but I'm looking for some good christian albums that you might consider really well recorded, etc.
post #2 of 96
I would suggest you try instead to listen to the vast repertoire of classical sacred music. Bach, Purcell, Vivaldi, Pärt, Pergolesi, Britten, Tavener or Vaughan Williams. Most contemporary stuff pales in comparison to, say, Bach's Magnificat.
post #3 of 96
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Originally Posted by majid View Post
I would suggest you try instead to listen to the vast repertoire of classical sacred music. Bach, Purcell, Vivaldi, Pärt, Pergolesi, Britten, Tavener or Vaughan Williams. Most contemporary stuff pales in comparison to, say, Bach's Magnificat.
Thank you for the suggestion! I suppose I didn't even consider classical stuff.
post #4 of 96
I'm always surprised to hear Christain hardcore punk. Oh then there's 'white metal' for extra jaw dropping action!

Yes I'm not being helpful. Can I be the fail comic relief character?
post #5 of 96
if you like metal/hard rock

RED
Demon Hunter
Living Sacrifice
UnderOath
August Burns Red
As Cities Burn
Arch Fiend

not sure about the last two, but I think so
post #6 of 96
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if you like metal/hard rock

RED
Demon Hunter
Living Sacrifice
UnderOath
August Burns Red
As Cities Burn
Arch Fiend

not sure about the last two, but I think so
A friend of mine totally digs red. If you guys say it's good quality music I'll give it a second look, but I'm more after christian band with high quality albums, not garbage strung together.
post #7 of 96
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
I'm always surprised to hear Christain hardcore punk. Oh then there's 'white metal' for extra jaw dropping action!

Yes I'm not being helpful. Can I be the fail comic relief character?
No worries, we can take it.
My mom once queried why the pre-occupation with death? I said, I don't know, but you're the one with an execution device over the fireplace.
post #8 of 96
I can't really judge on the quality of any of their albums, since I really don't have any high quality headphones to listen to, so you might want to look into that some more before actually buying anything.

as for the quality of song writing and the band itself, it varies a bit from album to album, but in general I like all the bands I listed above.
post #9 of 96
Neal Morse - ?

In fact, just get his whole discography. Except maybe his latest one.
post #10 of 96
Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens?
post #11 of 96
The David Crowder Band though just sample the album first.
Skillet isn't too bad either.

What sorta christian music are you looking for though?
post #12 of 96
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Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens?
YES! I actually came into this thread to see if this album was recommended and if not, I was going to give it a go. It is a stunning album and not overbearing in its Christian message.

Pedro the Lion is another in the same vein.

The new Dashboard Confessional has strong Christian overtones, and the lead off track is an ode to Jesus.

Of course one could grab just about any U2 album and get a bunch of Good News messages there.

But, if you are looking for strictly "Christian" as officially categorized, my wife really likes Casting Crowns and apparently they just released a new one today. There is also Jars of Clay, they come out with a new album every few years and they either have just released or are about to release a new album.
post #13 of 96
Muse?
post #14 of 96
good christian music has to be Sam Cooke. the early years with the Soul Stirrers
post #15 of 96
This was cool lol. Went wikipedia-ing. Found a surprise.

If you want something that's well recorded but soul crushing, can't go past Requiem - Mezzo Forte by Virgin Black. The opening track to me is quite moving. The album is not received well by their original fans because the band's roots were in death doom which you hear bits and pieces in some tracks.

I'm not really sure what genre this cd is. I have no bloody idea. Neoclassical with bits of doom here and there? I can see the guitars annoying many people. Anyways, please 'try' the opening track to see if it's your thing or not. Apparently all their music has strong Christian undertones, not that I ever knew.

Ugh, I'll be busy for the next hour going up and down, up and down to this album. I may not make it back!!! lol
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