2008 In Review: Top CDs

Several other bloggers have issued lists of the CDs they think were the best of 2008. Here’s my list:

  1. Always Have a Song to Sing (Mark Trammell Trio)—The group’s best yet, setting the standard to which their future releases will be compared.
  2. When God Ran (Kingsmen)—While this project may not quite top the projects that made the Kingsmen legends, it is their best since Jim Hamill retired. Period.
  3. Life Goes On (Talley Trio)
  4. So Many Reasons (Dixie Echoes)
  5. Your Ticket to Music Hall (Collingsworth Family)—All right, the video quality is part of the reason why I put the CD in the top 5.
  6. NQC Live Vol. 8 (Various)—It’s the best NQC compilation since Vol. 4 (2004), and goes down that that one and NQC 2001 as one of the three strongest yet.
  7. Turning Point (Cross 4 Crowns)—Among the strongest debut projects Southern Gospel has seen in recent years.
  8. Not Alone (Greater Vision)—Good enough to make the top ten, but not quite topping Quartets, Far Beyond this Place, or Live at FBA.

And as for my personal favorites:

  1. Always Have a Song to Sing (Mark Trammell Trio)
  2. So Many Reasons (Dixie Echoes)
  3. Pensacola Live (Dixie Echoes)
  4. When God Ran (Kingsmen)
  5. Turning Point (Cross 4 Crowns)

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  1. I got both the CDs and DVDs of the Collingsworth Family’s “Your Ticket to Music Hall” and Kim Collingsworth’s “Personal” for Christmas and just finished watching the second one last night. They’re amazing! I just love them.

  2. Daniel have u not heard “Dream On” by EHSS yet, it is a great album easily one of the best this past year. I know it came out a little late, but it is a wonderful follow-up album to “Get Away”.

  3. No, I haven’t, but I have heard most of the songs from it on YouTube.