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Ccm That Doesn't Suck

Music from my sheltered years that I still hold dear to me
1Aaron Sprinkle
Moontraveler


One of alternative CCM's best producers.
2The Benjamin Gate
Contact


South African group. Some polished hard rock with an impressive lead singer, includes a cover of Colin Hay's (of Men at Work) "Overkill". The lyrics are very religious-centered but the music is still enjoyable.
3 Black Eyed Sceva
5 Years, 50,000 Miles Davis


A great college rock gem that my dad found in a used bin at Morning Star. Ryan's Driveway is one of my favorite songs of all time. Recommended for fans of Pavement and Dinosaur Jr.
4 Bloomsday
The Day the Colors Died


I'm not really sure how to describe these guys. Kinda like soft rock mixed with grunge mixed with emo. Very poetic, and the album closer, which clocks in at 11+ minutes, is killer.
5 Chaos is the Poetry
Chaos is the Poetry


Some great avant-garde CCM jazz. I wasn't aware this type of thing existed.
6Chevelle
Wonder What's Next


Back when we thought they were a Christian band. My dad threw away his copy of Vena Sera after purchasing it. lol
7Dear Ephesus
The Consolation of Pianissimo


CCM punk/grunge. Some great lyrics.
8 Earthsuit
Kaliedoscope Superior


CCM reggae/rock. VERY late 90's/early 2000's.
9Emery
The Question


You guys don't really need an explanation for this one, do you?
10Further Seems Forever
Hide Nothing


CCM emo, their only album with lead singer Jon Bunch. His voice really complimented the music well, it's a shame they never went anywhere after this.
11 Grammatrain
Flying


CCM grunge. Not as heavy as their first album, but the production value improved greatly.
12He is Legend
I Am Hollywood


They're not technically Christian, but this was one of my favorite albums growing up, and I found it at a Morning Star so who's to blame here?
13Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay


A pioneer of CCM in the 90s. Their first album had a unique sound, which they changed a lot in later years. This is their best album, but Much Afraid still has their best, and one of CCM's best songs: "Frail".
14 Johnny Q. Public
Extra-Ordinary


The lead singer sounds very similar to the singer from Comets on Fire. Some great lo-fi rock right here.
15 Massivivid
Brightblur


Industrial rock. I used to think this album was genius! It has lost its spark over the years, but its still highly listenable. Drop is a GREAT song.
16Newsboys
Take Me to Your Leader


WHEN THE TOAST IS BURNED AND ALL THE MILK HAS TURNED AND CAPTAIN CRUNCH IS WAVING FAREWELL, WHEN THE BIG ONE FINDS YOU MAY THIS SONG REMIND YOU THAT THEY DON'T SERVE BREAKFAST IN HELL
17Newsboys
Thrive


Their last good album. Included because of "John Woo", one of Newsboy's coolest tracks.
18 Phil Keaggy
Revelator


One of the greatest guitarists of all time, CCM legend Phil Keaggy made some beautiful music with just nine fingers. The 13 minute guitar/drum jam "The Further Adventures of..." is worth a listen.
19 Plankeye
Commonwealth


A great CCM indie rock group. I still play the title track often.
20Poor Old Lu
Sin


A very eclectic CCM punk album.
21Project 86
Rival Factions


I was listening to secular music by the time this album came out, but this still is a fun album to listen. A major departure from their original sound.
22Protest the Hero
Fortress


Funny story about this one: I was allowed to buy this album because I convinced my dad they were Christian. I was a bad kid.
23Showbread
No Sir, Nihilism is Not Practical


One of the most spastic albums I have ever heard. I still can't believe they let these guys sell records on a Christian label.
24 Sixpence None The Richer
The Waiting Room


A great album.
25Starflyer 59
Old


The best CCM shoegaze group, if not the only.
26Switchfoot
Learning to Breathe


This is before Switchfoot sucked hard.
27 Terry Scott Taylor
John Wayne


This guy is awesome.
28"Weird Al" Yankovic
Running With Scissors


The only secular artist I was allowed to listen to as a child. I still felt dirty listening to it though. This guy can be grotesque sometimes... I mean, compared to Apologetix.
29All Star United
All Star United


Some great pop/rock songs that satire general Christian lifestyle.
30Tourniquet
Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm


The greatest Christian metal band of all time. Period.
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