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post #16 of 96
Tourniquet - Where Moth and Rust Destroy
Narcissus - Crave and Collapse (I'm pretty sure they were a Christian band)

I can't usually stand Christian music but the above two are fantastic albums.
post #17 of 96
to people who say the don't like christian music:

just though I'd through in Christian metal, is rarerly out right Christian in its lyrical content(unlike conterpary Christian bands) but instead has some kind of postive message/Christian theologly behind it.

Check out the lyrics to any of the songs on August Burns Red Constanletions album
post #18 of 96
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Originally Posted by muxenle View Post
to people who say the don't like christian music:

just though I'd through in Christian metal, is rarerly out right Christian in its lyrical content(unlike conterpary Christian bands) but instead has some kind of postive message/Christian theologly behind it.

Check out the lyrics to any of the songs on August Burns Red Constanletions album

I can't say what I want to say about christian metal here, but I will say it's not in my preferred music list.
post #19 of 96
I would suggest a couple of bands.

Needtobreathe - The Heat( a great rock album by a band that you wouldn't even know they were christian except for maybe a couple of songs) rock/southern rock....listen to some samples on itunes

David Crowder Band - Church Music
David Crowder Band - A Collision
These 2 albums are very well produced and offer something that I haven't felt was available in the christian music world and that is orginality. These two albums sound great through a nice set headphones.
post #20 of 96
Starflyer 59 - Old is one of the best mastered albums I have ever heard regardless of religiousness. I play it for people and they flip - most often going and getting a copy the same day.
post #21 of 96
post #22 of 96
Rock - Petra (explicitly Christian, been around since the 70's), Emery, Craig's brother, Audio Adrenaline, Third Day, Apologetix (Parody popular songs adding Christian lyrics, very good at getting the voices down!), Newer (not part of group name) dc Talk; Mainstay
Metal - King's X (not obviously Christian, lyrics can be a bit odd); Stryper (Reborn is excellent, album cover is disgusting!)
Numetal(hate that name)-Thousand Foot Krutch (Good Canuck Band!); Disciple; P.O.D. (Payable on Death. Boom & Satellite particularly);Bride (particularly fistful of bees, other stuff is quite dated); Pillar
Industrial - Mortal
Death/Doom etc. - Living Sacrifice, Zao (though they have currently been moving away from the Christian thing); Integrity; Mortification; Extol (awesome!)
Rap/Hip-Hop - Cross Movement, Grits, old dc Talk, Potters Field
Hip-hop & Rock mix - TobyMac (former dc Talk)
World - ATA (Hawaiian)
post #23 of 96
Bob Dylan's Slow Train Coming??
post #24 of 96
Dustin Kensrue - Please Come Home (Acoustic folk): Great lyrics.

mewithoutYou - Catch For Us the Foxes; Brother, Sister (Post-Hardcore): Great, honest lyrics, but very different. Focuses on things like doubt, temptation, suicide... Some of the best lyrics around.

Thrice - Beggars (Post-Hardcore/Experimental): Kensrue is the lead singer. Album of the year for me.

edit: I guess these aren't exactly "Christian albums." They wouldn't be found in the Christian section. The singers of each band are Christians, however, so they are definitely filled with Christian themes.
post #25 of 96
oh ya, Extol, I want to second that. Fantastic band, love their lyrics. check out their song Ember
post #26 of 96
David Crowder - A Collision

IMHO, his best album to date. This is a true LP. I wouldn't suggest sampling this one. Listen to each of the songs on the album, as this particular work is should be taken as a whole, and not as individual songs. His other albums are more song oriented and less album oriented.

Mutemath

These guys are Electropop up and comers. They're not a "Christian" band, per se, but they're Christians, and you can hear the message in some of their songs. If you ever get a chance to see them live, do it. It'll ruin every other live show you've ever seen. They're that good.

Caedmon's Call

Real Calvinists, these guys. They're message isn't veiled at all, and sometimes borders on straight up activism. By the way, did I mention their music is amazing Americana-style rock?

Sara Groves

I typically don't like the "female singer-songwriter" genre within Christian music. I feel like it's a bit too cookie cutter. It took me several years, then, to discover Sara Groves, as she seemed hidden among all the other female musicians out there. Nevertheless, her music is an audiophile's dream in many ways. Very rich instrumentation, acoustic. If you like people like Shawn Colvin, you'll like her.

Owl City

This guy's shot to the top of the electronic music charts lately. If you've ever heard Postal Service and liked them, you'll probably like him. Very beaty, very electronic, and among his inspirations he lists G-Rated movies and John Piper (a very well-known preacher for those of you who don't know). Nevertheless, his music is incredible.

Son Lux

I've never really been able to get into this artist personally, but several people have. He's an electronic artist, often compared to Radiohead. You may like him, you may not, but hey, he's different than the "average" fare out there.
post #27 of 96
Son Lux is Christian? wow, never noticed that.
I second Son Lux, he's excellent artist.
post #28 of 96
Jars of Clay
Jon Foreman (his solo stuff is better than his Switchfoot stuff)
Pedro the Lion (though Dave Bazan has now lost his faith)
Sufjan Stevens's Seven Swans

Sometimes I like Thrice and Deas Vail too, but not often.
post #29 of 96
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Guys I got a lot of amazing feedback, thank you!
post #30 of 96
Oops! Forgot about Reggae - Christafari
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