In Brief: Somewhere between “Slip to the Void” and “Into the light may you fall” is a vast sea of murky grey, with just enough island oases to make it worthwhile.
In Brief: For an album so heavy on bright, catchy, nostalgic pop sounds, it sure does a great job of reminding me not to spend my whole life living in the past.
In Brief: An interesting snapshot of a worship band at the crossroads between making conventional praise songs for the congregation, and making beautiful art for the Creator.
In Brief: Takes some time to get into, but ultimately it’s one of Andrew Peterson’s best, up there with Carried Along.
In Brief: Exhilarating blend of classic and modern power pop sounds.
In Brief: 6 solid tracks out of 10 makes for a modest success story. It’s better mileage than I tend to get out of The Shins, anyway.
In Brief: A little more reserved than November, but appropriately so given the reflective tone that the holiday season often brings.