2010 was a great year for music, and particularly for worship music. There seems to have been a resurgence of creativity and exploration, married to a rich lyrical expression of the faith, and that has made me very happy indeed. There were a lot more than 10 albums in my “2010 Faves” category, but I managed to reduce it down and the names plus links to any reviews I’ve penned follow on. There’s also links to online retail should you choose to explore them yourselves. The list isn’t in numerical order, I just love these collections of songs. They have journeyed with me through the events of the last year and in many ways are the weft to the warp.

Aaron Strumpel – Vespers I & II – online store

Ascend the Hill – Take the World, But Give Me Jesus – download from Come&Live!

Gungor – Beautiful Things – purchase from Amazon.com/MP3

Jars of Clay – The Shelter – $5 on Amazon.com/MP3 this month

Joe Day – Grace – download from Noisetrade.com

John Mark McMillan – The Medicine – purchase from Amazon.com/MP3

Josh White – Achor – purchase from Amazon.com/MP3

Milano – Gloria EP – buy on iTunes

The Reign of Kindo – This Is What Happens – buy on Amazon.com/MP3

Rend Collective Experiment – The Organic Family Hymnal – buy on Amazon.com/MP3