Tag: Album Review

2013 in Review: Top Songs

As the year 2013 winds down, it’s once again time to look back at the year in southern gospel music.  As is the case every year, I’ve listened to some songs that had me reaching for the “skip” button, but as always, I enjoyed the vast majority of the music that found its way into …

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Double Album Review: Redeeming the Time (Kingdom Heirs) / These Truths (Old Paths)

Redeeming the Time is the Kingdom Heirs’ second mainline recording of new songs with their current vocal lineup, which is one of the finest in gospel music.  Through the years, Dollywood’s resident gospel group has stayed true to their “neo-traditional” quartet style to great success, especially on radio, where they have churned out hit after …

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Double Album Review: The Lord Is Good / Hymns From Home (Collingsworth Family)

The Collingsworth Family have been on a steady climb in the gospel music field for several years, a climb that has culminated in them winning Favorite Mixed Group the last two years at both the Singing News Fan Awards and the NQC Music Awards.  Amazingly, each of the last four winners of the Favorite Young …

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Album Review: Jubilee Christmas A’Cappella

The day after Thanksgiving is a traditional day for many people to begin thinking about Christmas, decorating for Christmas, shopping for Christmas, and listening to Christmas music.  What better way for Southern Gospel Critique to kick off the Christmas season than with a little Christmas music review? Undoubtedly one of the most successful collaborations of …

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Album Review: Cathedrals Family Reunion

The legacy of the Cathedral Quartet in gospel music is quite immeasurable, and numerous musical tributes have been made to that legacy since they retired in 1999.  The Cathedrals Family Reunion event was the first time that all of the currently touring Cathedrals alumni have officially gotten together to celebrate the music of gospel’s finest …

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Album Review: Born With a Song (Freedom)

The latest offering from Freedom, Born With a Song, is interesting on a few different levels.  Chief among them are the circumstances surrounding its release.  Soon after the project was finished and released, lead singer and co-founder Josh Garner accepted the lead position with the Dixie Melody Boys.  The change has been accompanied by good will …

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Album Review: For All He’s Done (Greater Vision)

In the southern gospel world, you can’t get much more solid than Greater Vision.  The personnel is stable (only 6 group members in 22 years, and almost 50 years of total Greater Vision tenure among the three current members).  The leadership and purpose are consistent.  Most importantly, the songs are relatable, accessible, and Biblical.  For …

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