Flashback Friday Album Review: “Electric Warrior, Acoustic Saint”

Wow. Is that enough for a review? Can I just leave it at that? Lanny Cordola's freshman 1991 solo instrumental effort is so full of creative energy, it's hard to know where to begin. Perhaps at the beginning? From the soft, ethereal 'Intro' that segues into the next two heart-stomping songs without missing a beat …

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Flashback Friday: “Free At Last”

When DC Talk first emerged in 1989 with their self-titled debut, they stood out from among the rest of CCM's rap artists by blending rock and soul. But by the time their third album, Free At Last was released in the Fall of 1992, they had made the jump to light speed from "not bad for a …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: “Learning to Trust”

It was 1989. The year had seemed to explode with great music, perhaps the decade saved the best in Contemporary Christian Music for last. David Meece's ninth album, Learning to Trust was no exception. For Meece, this was his most personal album. He had been going through the recesses of time and dealing with the trauma …

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Flashback Friday Album Review: This Beautiful Mess

When this album was released in 1995, there had been a few really good bands out there adapting to the 90s. But with this album, as well as the later releases of Jars of Clay's debut as well as DC Talk's Seminole Jesus Freak, 1995 turned out to be a good year. While this particular …

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