Friday, October 03, 2008

Worship Smackdown

So, lately, three of modern worship's BIG GUNS have released new CD's:

Chris Tomlin's "Hello Love"

Charlie Hall's "The Beautiful Sadness"

Lincoln Brewster's "Today is the Day"

I'm going out on a limb here and saying that Chris Tomlin's has to be my favorite due to it's accessibility for corporate worship.  MANY good songs that can be used in the church setting.  My favorite new ones for the congregation (post-Passion releases) are: You Lifted Me Out and Praise the Father, Praise the Son.  I'm thinking that Jesus Messiah will be a great song for Christmas this year to give some variety.  For personal times, the song I Will Rise is absolutely stunning!  Musically, both Charlie and Lincoln have some edge (some great theology in Charlie's stuff which is usual of him), but for the group setting, Chris' album seems to win hands down.  

If you had to pick - which one would be your favorite?  


jordan said...

as a guitar player, I would have to say the lincoln album is musically amazing. Lyrically, it's not that bad either.

You should check out his dvd as well. very good.


bbkeyman said...

2 new songs/groups that I absolutely love right now:
1 group is "Glorious Unseen"....perfect for deep worship settings. Not so much for weekend worship. And I really like "At Your Cross" by a new band called "worth dying for".