Lucman
User

Reviews 4
Approval 100%

Soundoffs 268
Album Ratings 1732
Objectivity 90%

Last Active 05-22-19 11:20 pm
Joined 10-21-17

Forum Posts 1
Review Comments 2,552

 Lists
05.21.19 Anberlin: A Discography Ranking04.25.19 Luc's Autumn/Spring Playlist
03.24.19 Some Early Favs01.29.19 Lucman's 1500 Ratings Celebration
01.16.19 Ten Great Christian Artists You've Neve 12.26.18 The Best Records of 2018 by Lucman
12.02.18 Lucman's Most Disappointing Albums of 210.29.18 Personal Soundtracks To Some Anime
10.23.18 Zao: A Discography Ranking10.12.18 Records For The Rain
09.21.18 Lucman's Recent Digs Pt.109.16.18 Lucman's Top Ten Jars of Clay Songs
06.18.18 Lucman's Mid-year Favourites06.06.18 Lucman's Yellowcard Ranking
05.17.18 Brand New LPs Ranked Worst to Best05.14.18 Underappreciated ABBA Jams
04.25.18 5 Records I Cannot Get Into03.07.18 Top Ten The National Songs
More »

Ten Great Christian Artists You've Never Heard

I've been following Christian music for most of my life and although it can be painful (and trust me, it can be) every year or so I uncover an artist from days past that reignites my hope for the genre. As someone who mostly listens to "secular" music, these ten artists can stand up to the best of them (in my humble opinion, of course).
1The Choir
Shadow Weaver


Genre: Alternative Rock, Shoegaze
With a discography spanning all the way back to the 80s, The Choir is an underground gem and one of the most consistently great Christian bands I've ever had the pleasure of hearing.
Best Albums: Shadow Weaver, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, Bloodshot, Circle Slide
2My Epic
Behold


Genre: Post-Rock, Post-Hardcore
My love for this particular record knows no end but My Epic have proven time and time again that they can write some of Christian music's most genuinely breathtaking music.
Best Albums: Behold, Yet, Broken Voice
3Propaganda (Hip-Hop)
Crooked


Genre: Hip/Hop, Rap
A good friend of mine said it best in his short review of this record: "With his tightest production and most biting lyrics yet, Propaganda has finally made a work in the same league as Kendrick Lamar." Yeah, this is that good.
Best Albums: Crooked, Excellent
4Sons
Keep Quiet


Genre: Alternative Rock
Keep Quiet is one of my favourite records of all-time. It's also the only record Sons ever made. Admittedly, this didn't leave any kind of influential mark on Christian music but it's a must listen of the 2010s for any music lover.
5The Violet Burning
The Story of Our Lives


Genre: Hard Rock, Metal
The Violet Burning share a similar story with The Choir from the top of the list. They're long-running indie darlings with multiple treasures stashed away in their nearly unreachable discography. I say unreachable because their magnum opus, the three-part The Story Of Our Lives, isn't available for streaming or buying from anywhere other than their official website. Is it worth it? Well, altogether The Story Of Our Lives is my second favourite musical project of all-time.
Best Albums: The Story Of Our Lives, Demonstrates Platic and Elastic, The Violet Burning
6Theocracy
Mirror of Souls


Genre: Power Metal
Only the best Christian metal band of all-time.
Best Albums: Mirror of Souls, As The World Bleeds, Ghost Ship
7Andrew Peterson
Light For The Lost Boy


Genre: Atmospheric Folk
Andrew Peterson's work is simply remarkable and Light For The Lost Boy is where it all started for me. Innocent, earnest, thought-provoking, and oh so beautiful.
Best Albums: Light For the Lost Boy, Resurrection Letters Vol. 1, The Burning Edge of Dawn
8Derek Webb
Ctrl


Genre: Folk/Electronic
I'll admit that I might be reaching a little too far here since Webb's latest record reveals him struggling with his faith and leaning quite heavily towards agnosticism (it's a beautifully crushing record too) but most records prior prove why he was herald as one of Christian music's indie staples.
Best Albums: Ctrl, I Was Wrong, I'm Sorry, and I Love You," "She Must and Shall Go Free, Fingers Crossed.
9Heath McNease
Thrift Store Jesus


Genre: Hip/Hop, Singer-Songwriter, Folk
A man of many styles, you'll never know what you'll get with Heath McNease. Whether it be a work of hip/hop genius, a look into the works of C.S. Lewis, or nothing more than a simple soundtrack for the back porch, the only constant in his discography is that it's all great.
Best Albums: Thrift Store Jesus, The Weight of Glory, Among Thieves, Who Knows? Who Cares?
10Sara Groves
Invisible Empires


Genre: Singer-Songwriter / Pop-Rock
At a first glance, Sara Groves appears to be one of those softly spoken, unassuming artists but once given the time and attention her work slowly reveals its colours. Before you realized you've been wrapped up in its motherly touch it'll subtly tug at your heartstrings in the most tender of ways.
Best Albums: Invisible Empires, Fireflies and Songs, Floodplain.
11Civilized Creature
Steadfast


Honourable mentions and further recommended artsts.
Genres: Electronic, Downtempo, Hip/hop
12John Mark McMillan
Borderland


Genre: Indie Pop, Worship
13Departe
Failure, Subside


Genre: Death Metal
14Mortification
Scrolls of the Megilloth


Genre: Death Metal
15Extol
Undeceived


Genre: Black Metal
16Josh Garrels
Love and War and The Sea In Between


Genre: Singer-songwriter
17The Ember Days
More Than You Think


Genre: Indie
18Half-Handed Cloud
Halos & Lassos


Genre: Experimental, Indie Pop
19Kings Kaleidoscope
Becoming Who We Are


Genre: Indie Pop, Worship
20Ascend the Hill
O Ransomed Son


Genre: Alternative Rock
21The Chariot
One Wing


Genre: Metalcore
22The Prayer Chain
Shawl


Genre: Rock
23Starflyer 59
Leave Here A Stranger


Genre: Alternative Rock, Shoegaze
24Blindside
With Shivering Hearts We Wait


Genre: Hard Rock
25Showbread
No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical


Genre: Raw Rock
These guys were one of the first heavy bands I ever got into.
26Antestor
The Forsaken


Genre: Black Metal
27Believer
Sanity Obscure


Genre: Heavy Metal
28Zao
Liberate Te Ex Inferis


Genre: Metalcore
Love these guys to pieces.
29Living Sacrifice
Reborn


Genre: Metal
30Falling Up
Falling Up


Genre: Alternative Rock
This album right here is particularly amazing but every post-fangs record has something great to offer.
31Rivers and Robots
Discovery


Genre: Dream Pop / Worship
32Beautiful Eulogy
Instruments of Mercy


Genre: Hip/hop, Rap.
33Citizens and Saints
A Mirror Dimly


Genre: Indie, Worship, Pop
34Advent
Naked and Cold


Genre: Hardcore
35Hands
Give Me Rest


Genre: Post-hardcore
36Circle of Dust
Circle of Dust


Genre: Hard Rock
37Twila Paris
He Is Exalted Live


Genre: Live, Worship
My favourite live worship album of all-time. Admittedly, nostalgia plays a big part in that but it's so well crafted that I thoroughly believe it's a masterpiece in its own right.
38Horde
Hellig Usvart


Genre: Black Metal
39John Van Deusen
(I Am) Origami Pt. 2 Every Power Wide Awake


Genre: Folk, Worship
40Wolves at the Gate
VxV


Genre: Post-Hardcore
Show/Add Comments (228)

STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2017 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy