Our Favorite Music of 2012

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...]

How Mumford Stays True

What can often happen -- both inside and outside the Church -- is that the thread of authenticity becomes confused with cultural similarities.Today, the biggest name in Americana music is undoubtedly Mumford & Sons. Despite having released only two albums so far, they've reached a level of success that few Americana bands have, making waves in the Top 40 circuit and selling over two million albums in two years. They've sold out shows throughout the country and have catapulted into the … [Read more...]