Our Favorite Music of 2012

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The Christ and Pop Culture writers got together and hashed out our list of the best music we heard this year. Here's what we came up with. Update: check out these and more of our favorite albums on Spotify here.  1) Mumford & Sons - BabelThe second album by the most recent Brits-to-do-American-music-better-than-Americans was one of 2012's most anticipated albums in many different circles: the radio crowd, country music fans, rockabilly kids, and Americana-heads all bought Babel (or l … [Read more...]

Music at Mars Hill: Lana Del Rey, Rebecca Black, and Ethics

Music at Mars Hill is a weekly column by Luke Larsen that seeks to find God amidst the newest trends in both mainstream music and independent music.Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant, may have been the most talked-about music story in 2011. That is, outside another infamous young singer who fired up debate over ethics and music earlier in the year. And yes, I'm talking about Rebecca Black.The two don't often get put in the same sentence, but in my mind there is a real and serious connection going … [Read more...]

Music at Mars Hill: Most Anticipated Albums of 2012

Music at Mars Hill is a weekly column by Luke Larsen that seeks to find God amidst the newest trends in both mainstream music and independent music.Last week, I looked toward the new year by jotting down some New Year's Music Resolutions for 2012. This week, I thought it would be fitting to list some of my most anticipated releases of 2012. I have more details for some of these and less for others, but all been officially announced. There are a ton of great releases on the horizon, but these … [Read more...]


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