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A Slightly Belated List of the Best Music of 2013

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. Of course, as my self-aware quotation marks indicate in the previous sentence, matters of importance and quality are largely subjective, leaving the music critic (if I dare call myself a music critic) in a precarious position. Do I dare include an album that garnered mediocre reviews…

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

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 through every action and comparing it to my personal set of rules for Good Christian Behavior. She Must and Shall Go Free pointed me toward the Gospel—God’s one-way love and inexhaustible grace expressed through Christ—and began a transformation in my understanding of Christian living that…

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