The Sound Opinion is a blog about Christian music written by Christian music critics. The writers who contribute to The Sound Opinion have written about Christian music for years, and many have even worked within the Christian music industry throughout their career. It’s our desire, through The Sound Opinion, to provide a space for Christian music fans to engage in an ongoing conversation about the artists and songs they’re passionate about. We also hope fans will discover some new artists along the way. Our hope is that The Sound Opinion will be a place where honest opinions are shared, new music is reviewed, new artists are discovered, trends and events are discussed, and tastes in music are expanded and nurtured.
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Spotlight: The Civil Wars
Here are The Sound Opinion’s five most-viewed blog posts of 2012.
There’s a great discussion going on today over at The Pioneer Woman’s blog. And it’s about Christian music. A guest post by Sophie Hudson (who writes under the alias BooMama) provided some recommendations for readers–namely moms–in need of something to listen to other than singing veggies. Her suggestions? Sara Groves, Dave Barnes and NEEDTOBREATHE as well others on the outlining edges of Christian music like The Civil Wars and The Fray.
2012 is already off to a great start with lots of new tunes finding their way to my playlist. Between those albums that have already released this year and the highly-anticipated ones just around the corner, this is shaping up to be a big year in music! Here are the albums that I’ve got spinning this week…
The 54th annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight in Los Angeles. Chris Tomlin and Brandon Heath lead the list of Christian/Gospel nominations with three nominations each. Among the impressive list are a host of first-time nominees, including Natalie Grant for her powerful contribution to The Story project and newcomers Jamie Grace and Royal Tailor.
Watch The Civil Wars perform “From This Valley.”