Best Lists(Music Albums)

2012 was an outstanding year in media generally. In this year I had the chance to discover lots of new acts and also new stuff by artists I’ve always known.  So I have decided to make a list of my best things in music, literature and TV. I hope you enjoy and find them helpful.

 

Musical Revival by Forever Jones

This album was way diverse and more professional than their first Grammy nominated ‘Get Ready’album. And creative too.

Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices by The Welcome Wagon

Okay, this gets my overall outstanding album of the year. Produced by the veteran Sufjan Stevens and if you love books by dead guys (like me), you would quickly recognize the title was gotten from a book of the same name by Thomas Brooks written in 1652. I think what I love about this album is howgenuine and creative it is in all its aspect, how a theme like story flows through it and how it’s so scripture focused unlike most creative albums. This was my reflective/writing album for the year.

Anchors & Silhouettes by Nicole Croteau

I love this lady’s music. All I would say is, we need more artist and music like this. And just to let you know, She’s a member of the dream center band Press Play, Though you would never know with her style unless you were told.

 

Transformed by Cheneta Jones

Cheneta is an indie gospel artist I came across sometimes in the middle of the year. The intro of this album is worth the price of the whole album. So good.

Excellent by Propaganda

I’m surprised this album made my list. For one, I came across it later this year and two I’m not a BIG fan of rap music. But what I love about Propaganda’s Excellent is the length at which he goes artistically with the details on it. And guess what, you can get it for free here

Stronger by Jor’Dan Armstrong

This is really an outstanding album. Never heard anything like it in a while. Really good stuff for you if you like Sean Kingston, Neyo, Chris Brown and Jason Derulo

The Loft Sessions by Bethel Live

Spooky worship! I love Bethel. This is one Worship album that is radically different. Listened to it a lot this year.Loved every bit of it.

Jesus at the center by Israel Houghton

Don’t hate if you learn this about me: I am not a fan of Israel’s music. Yes I said that but he got me with this one. So good. So so good!

Royalty by The Royal Royal

Royal Royal equals epicness. Unconventional music that would focus your attention on God. They would bring to your mind ‘The Beatles’

Destiny by BeckahShae

You should sue me if anything Beckah Shae didn’t make this list. She’s da bomb!

*Please note. The albums mentioned were produced in the year 2012. I discovered some other great albums this year but didn’t make the cut because they weren’t produced this year. Each of the albums mentioned I also found to be press play albums (That is I didn’t have to skip any song while listening)

 

 

 

 Best Lists (Books)

2012 was an outstanding year in media generally. In this year I had the chance to discover lots of new acts and also new stuff by artists I’ve always known.  So I have decided to make a list of my best things in music, literature and TV. I hope you enjoy and find them helpful.

 

Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist

I first thought it dumb reading the memoir of a thirty year old lady. What has she been through? In thirty years? But a few pages into this book, I wanted to place it into the hands of every twenty something I had as a friend. It’s a beautiful read.

Tribes by Seth Godin

Please if you haven’t read tribes, walk up to a book store, neglect the fact that such a small book could have a big price and buy tribes. It’s one of the best materials I have come across on leadership.

Now What Do I do? by Dr. John Townsend

This is a good book. Very practical and helpful stuff. I highly recommend it if you are feeling stuck or if you are twenty something.

Love Does by Bob Goff

 

Reading this was a ride and I got the chance to speak with the author on phone after I closed the last page. What more can I ask?

 

Change Agents by Steve Chalke

Great small book on leadership.Had to give a copy away on my blog after I finished. So good

Empty Promises by Pete Wilson

Please read Pete Wilson’s book Empty Promises: The Truth about You, Your Desires, and the Lies You’re Believing. I read this at the first quarter of the year, it helped me mapped out a couple of routines and discipline that made the year successful.

The Holy Wild by Mark Buchannan

A lot of people aren’t big on Theology. I don’t know why. Cause Theology literally means knowledge of God and what you know about God automatically forms how you relate to him. This is not a ‘Theological’ book. Mark Buchannan, a Canadian pastor writes poetically about the various character of God. This really changed my perspective and broke down old shacks I had built about who God is. Great book to pick up if you think you don’t know God. Also a great one to pick if you think you know Him. Never mind I was in the latter category before I picked up this book and found out a couple of pages into it I was actually in the former. It’s an awesome one I kept checking things up inthrough the year even after I finished it.

 

Sex God by Rob Bell

When a controversial author writes about a controversial topic, you sure know it’s not one to miss. Above controversy,I must say this is a beautifully written book.

The Secret Things of God by Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a world acclaimed professional psychologist and business writer. He is also a Christian. He is such a blessing to the Christian body and to this generation.

Knowing God by JI Packer

I’m currently reading this one and I must say it’s been so good it can’t miss this list. Every Christian should read this book

 

Best Lists (Singles)

2012 was an outstanding year in media generally. In this year I had the chance to discover lots of new acts and also new stuff by artists I’ve always known.  So I have decided to make a list of my best things in music, literature and TV. I hope you enjoy and find them helpful.

 

Ho Hey by TheLumineers

The Lumineers are not an‘out there’ Christian band. I’m not even sure if they are Christians but I came across this song via the RELEVANT podcast and I must say it’s worth the 4MB space on any ipod.

Music by BeckahShae

This is a really good song. Never heard anything like it before.

 

Fearless by Group 1 Crew

“As I stand in the eye of the storm, it’s your love that keeps guiding me on. I’m fearless. I’m fearless” J

Your Song by Poema

Your song by Poema is that song you come across on an album you aren’t big on. This was my best drive song this year.

Brand new me by MC Jin

Nice tune. Currently rocking this on my iPod.

Another One by Chris Cobbins

Great song.Very catchy too. Get the album it’s on for free here

Better Than I know myself by EvinAmiri

Hmmm. This tune is bliss.

Caught Up in Love by J Moss

Something funny happened with this song. I had the album didn’t like the song. Then a friend told me about it. Went back to it and then liked it. I meant loved it.

Hello Feat. Suzy Rock by KB

I love this song.

Pop Sound by Jungle Fever

I don’t know Jungle Fever. Never heard anything from them apart from this which I got off the Yada playlist. But I must say I really liked this one. And if anyone in Jungle Fever is reading this, pleasecome online guys.

Crave by For King and Country

This is the non-worship song I found myself lifting my hands to at every point during this year.My year Anthem.Lol.

Sparrow by Audrey Assad

Audrey Assad’s Sparrow couldn’t have missed this list. You need to blow up your apartment with this song over your very good speakers to know what I mean. Apologize to your neighbors latter (if you have one).

1961 by The Fray

I’m surprised this song made my list. I will have been surprised also if it didn’t.

Lame by Rachel Chan

What wouldn’t you love about Rachel Chan’s Lame? Epic.

 

Below are also some great song that weren’t produced this year but should have made my list

Beautiful things by Gungor

You have me by Gungor

Beautiful Exchange by David’s Plea

You are on Our Side by Elevation Worship

Your Favor by Elevation Worship

 

Ayo

 

Watch out for Yada Magazine’s Greatest Songs of 2012

 

 

 

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