Tag: Album Review

Album Review: He’s Alive (Barry Rowland & Deliverance)

The latest Crossroads release from Barry Rowland & Deliverance is another strong collection of mostly Kyla Rowland songs, sung in a straight-ahead Appalachian style.  Deliverance’s 2012 release, Make Mine the Real Thing, earned a very high rating from me, and was one of my top three albums of the year.  This year’s offering, He’s Alive, …

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2012 in Review: Top Albums

In looking at the southern gospel releases of 2012, my initial thought was that it was not as strong a year for new recordings as 2011.  Digging deeper, the numbers tell a mixed story.  This year, I reviewed and rated 22 new albums, giving just one of them 5 stars, but ten of them 4.5 …

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2012 in Review: Top Songs

It’s hard to believe my second year writing for Southern Gospel Critique has just about come and gone.  What a blessing it is to be able to listen to such great music, and interact with other folks who love it too. Since it’s the end of the 2012, I’ll once again share my personal favorite …

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Quick Hits 6: Christmas Edition

Southern gospel fans generally love Christmas music, and for good reason.  The best Christmas music calls to mind the deliverance of man from sin by the Son of God coming down to earth.  At the same time, the music just makes people feel nice!  Here’s a look at two of the most notable Christmas releases …

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Album Review: Jubilee 3 (Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five)

I know the latest release by the “Jubilee” gang is not brand new at this point, but among recordings of 2012 I have not reviewed yet, it is my favorite, so I thought I’d go ahead and get a review in before the end of the year. By now, the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, and …

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Quick Hits 5

In this Gaither-ized edition of Quick Hits, we’ll examine three albums recently released by artists who have long been a part of the Homecoming roster.  Enjoy!   A Tribute to the Songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither (Booth Brothers) Gaither songs, with their often-intricate melodies, fit the Booth Brothers like a glove, and this release …

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Album Review: Through the Night (Perrys)

One of gospel music’s greatest mixed groups has produced another first-rate collection of new material.  Through the Night is typical Perrys fare in a lot of ways, and serves to further cement the current lineup of Libbi and Tracy Stuffle, Joseph Habedank, and Bryan Walker as one of the genre’s most dynamic. While Bryan Walker …

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