Millennials may find this album resonates with the common challenges of their generation, particularly around authenticity and love.
We asked our reviewers to offer their five favorite titles of 2018 in a number of categories.
Trench is effective pop music that speaks life into lonely spaces—both external and internal—that may not otherwise receive such care. It is also an album that props itself on weighty images and aesthetics without shouldering any of the burden that bore those images.
54-year-old TobyMac keeps pumping out memorable music.
Delta is a courageous album by a band facing extremely high expectations.
Christian rocker Cleveland’s tenth solo album tells personal stories that are close to her heart.
Russ Taff’s versatility is on full display with his first new album in more than seven years.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is more than a beautiful performance. It is a cultural tribute to a music and dance style that has often been dismissed or overlooked.
Shad’s latest album explores our culture of fear and the illusions it creates.
British worship leader Martin Smith recorded these 13 live tracks in 11 countries.
Mineo’s latest album explores common human experiences—particularly feelings of loneliness, shame, and doubt—that many can relate to.
A Banner reader recommends Elevation Worship’s newest album, a musical offering of honest and raw praise.
Carrie Underwood’s voice continues to be one of the best in country music.
Austin French’s debut album lives up to the anticipation that’s been building up ahead of it.
Tori Kelly’s second album has a gospel vibe for good reason—it is co-written and produced by Kirk Franklin.
Lauren Daigle’s outstanding sophomore release is poised to be one of the most celebrated albums of 2018.
Summary: Worship leaders David and Nicole Binion bring listeners into God’s presence with upbeat and reverent music.
A spectacular album from a band with a wonderful catalog of songs—this is music worth savoring.
This first album from Riley Clemmons gets off to a weak start but builds to an album that dives below the surface both musically and lyrically.
Lecrae and Zaytoven turn their attention to the young people of America, promoting education and empowering them to make positive choices.
Chris August’s latest offering of soulful pop explores dependence on—and relationship with—God without being preachy.
The new international “supergroup” is made up of players who have successful histories in other bands.
The debut album from worship collective Here Be Lions celebrates the holiness and power of God.
Singer-songwriter Plumb writes music that is unique in its honesty, vulnerability, and hopefulness.