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How the Webb Was Woven: April Playlist

“You really should listen to this guy”, he said. “A couple of the songs on his new record remind me of what you were saying tonight.” “I don’t really listen to Christian music”, I responded, half seriously. “Yeah, um, well, your loss. There’s a strong Yankee Hotel Foxtrot vibe on his new one.” I’m not […]

A Slightly Belated List of the Best Music of 2013

I apologize for the lateness of this “year-end” music list. Hey, good music never goes out of style, right? At the end of every year, I find myself scrambling in an effort to listen to every “important” album that came out during the year just in case I missed the “best” album of the year. […]

New Music: Derek Webb’s I Was Wrong, I’m Sorry & I Love You

Derek Webb’s first solo album, She Must and Shall Go Free, has long been one of the most important pieces of music in my life. When I first heard it I was still in high school, a teenager very much trying to live up to the Law, exhausting myself on a daily basis by sifting […]

Another Week Ends: Geistless Zeit, Tony Soprano vs. Walter White, Coach Taylor as Gentleman, Netflix’s PRISM, Marriage Apps, Hemingway, and Christianity as Marketing Label

1. To start off, Henry Allen over at The Wall Street Journal describes a contemporary cultural inertia he’s felt. An ironically self-described ex-“Ziggy Zeitgeist”, he’s now in limbo, the cultural doldrums, ht VH: Now I am disquieted. It’s not that I see things changing for better or worse, for richer or poorer, or even not changing at […]

New Music: Derek Webb’s Ctrl

“‘Ctrl’ is about one man’s desire for something he can’t have because it isn’t real, his journey pursuing it, and the costs of that journey.”-Derek Webb on Twitter As someone who began listening to Derek Webb in 2004, shortly after the release of his second album I See Things Upside Down, I can say with […]

Thanksgiving Song No. 4: Derek Webb’s "Thankful"

And you thought (Reformational) theological anthems were a thing of the past?! Try this one on for size… Happy Thanksgiving: I ran across an old box of letters While I was bagging up some clothes for Goodwill You know I had to laugh that the same old struggles That plagued me then are plaguing me […]

Balm For the Soul: Sandra McCracken’s Feast Or Fallow

“We cannot afford to lose these old hymns, they are full of the Gospel…” Basil Manley (1891) Every December Paste Magazine publishes a list of their top fifty albums of the year. Each year I scan the picks searching for the worthy successors to Led Zeppelin and U2. Needless to say, “I still haven’t found […]

September Playlist

1. Old White Lincoln – The Gaslight Anthem 2. It’s All True – The Lemonheads 3. Don’t Go Away – Oasis 4. Hey Bulldog [mono] – The Beatles 5. Psalms 40:2 – The Mountain Goats 6. Bless This Mess – David Bazan 7. Jena & Jimmy – Derek Webb 8. True Love 1980 – Ash […]

Blind Bound By Love – An Interview with Derek Webb

It’s no secret that musician Derek Webb has long been an inspiration, and not just because of his 2005 album Mockingbird. Like any artist worth paying attention to, his path has taken a number of dramatic twists and turns, most recently with the release of the controversial and predominantly electronic Stockholm Syndrome. Last week I […]

Derek Webb’s Stockholm Syndrome

This one comes to us as a collaboration between Todd Brewer and DZ. Enjoy: I have been looking forward to reviewing Derek Webb’s Stockholm Syndrome ever since his record label deemed it too controversial to be released this past May. Derek has moved further and further toward the outer fringe of Christian music with each […]

Mockingbird’s Anthem? a la Derek Webb

Derek Webb’s new album Stockholm Syndrome is making quite a few headlines in the Christian music world lately. DZ tells me that he will have a review of the album forthcoming in the the near future, so stay tuned! But I wanted to point every one’s attention to the title track off of the album […]