One-hit (album) wonders
Other genres are powered by one-hit wonders. But in Southern Gospel, groups that produce one spectacular album rarely stop at one. But every now and then, in our genre, you will occasionally find a short-lived group produce that one spectacular album.
The other day, a reader mentioned one of those, Mercy’s Mark’s debut self-titled album. As I listened to it again, I remembered just how amazing that was, and I realized that it would be altogether too easy for new fans of this genre to only listen to albums by groups they already knew. It’s the responsibility of those of us who remember when albums like that one were to mention them from time to time.
Then I got to wondering if there were others A second came to mind fairly readily, Cross 4 Crowns’ major-label debut album Turning Point, which picked up a 5-star review here in 2008.
Are there any other spectacular albums by short-lived groups?