I found some good music this past year. One of the groups to make my list is brand new, two groups have been around for a couple years, one is a new album from my favorite band and one is a new solo album from the lead singer in one of my other favorite bands.
Best of 2008: Music
1. Jon Foreman
The frontman for Switchfoot put together a collection of EP’s this past year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). Each EP has six songs, but two EP’s come together (Fall & Winter, Spring & Summer). You’ll love the strong lyrics, fresh vocals and overall sound. If you haven’t listened to this music, yet – you need to.
2. Robbie Seay Band – Give Yourself Away
This is an excellant album. I really enjoyed their first album (Better Days), but honestly this one is a ton better. I got a copy of the album for free from Relevant and have been recommending it to anyone who will listen. You can go to iTunes and download the entire album for $8 right now. If you are a fan of American Idol, you’ll recognize “Rise” from some of the promos from last season. Go to iTunes and download it now!!
3. Third Day – Revelation
There are only a couple CD’s that Thriday Day has released that I can not listen to all the way through. This might be one of my favorites (not as good as their self-titled freshman album, but close). Call My Name is one of the best songs I have heard all year. If you don’t know who Third Day is, then might I recommend you take some time to listen on their site (Thief is my favorite). If you haven’t heard this album yet, you will want to listen. (and they have a new album coming out early 2009)
4. Leeland – Opposite Way
This is another great sophomore album. “Count Me In” is a strong song with some intense lyrics. One thing I like about Leeland is the fact that they are a fun band. Whether its a concert, their website or even an album – you can sense their joy for life in everything they do. You will not be disappointed with this album. I got mine for $5, the best $5 I spent on music all year.
5. Connersvine – Connersvine
This last group was introduced to my wife, who passed them on to me. Its just two guys (I think one’s name is Conner and the other is Vine – wow that was a bad attempt at a joke). They have a great sound and lyrics you have to pay attention to. I especially like “Glory Be” and “Hosanna”. You can go to this site and download a free mp3 and chord chart. My guess is that you have not heard of Connersvine, but if you start listening to one new group this week – make it Connersvine.
6. This is Home by Switchfoot. Off the Prince Caspian Soundtrack.
What is your favorite music from 2008?