Top 12 Christian Releases Summer 2013


This roundup of recent Christian music releases can be summed up in one sentence: Go listen to Jars of Clay’s new album, Inland. Hurry. Now! It’s thoughtful, somber, moody and hopeful, all in one artfully beautiful package. And after that, check out the new Derek Webb album, I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You, which is nothing short of stunning. But in case you still need more to listen to as you make the transition from summer to fall, here are a few additional options, all worthy in their own right.
Mandisa does gospel-pop proud and offers inspiration without the platitudes, while Tye Tribbett continues to build a career without his Greater Anointing choir. His modern gospel project shows he’s just fine flying solo. On the Southern gospel side, The Isaacs are back with a down-home release that includes an unexpected cover track. Then there’s Seth Condrey’s debut, which is straight-up worship from Atlanta’s North Point Community Church, a congregation that is 30,000 strong.

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