My top five all time xRhythms artists
Throughout the last few months there have been many great examples of what the industry has to offer added to the xRhythms playlist, but here is my personal top five all-time favourites.
No 5 – Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
It’s no secret to anyone who has read my content how much I love this trio. It didn’t take too long after discovering them for me to buy their music, and they’re still in my regular listening rotation. These sisters have carved themselves a niche in the industry and are shining out brightly with an insane amount of talent and a screamer that’s lower than most dudes.
No 4 – Avril Lavigne
Avril has been a part of music listening for most of my life, as early as 2002 when I was only five years old. Throughout the years her music has developed, as have I, and whilst there are little bits of her repertoire that I’m okay with leaving behind, her recent work has been utterly spectacular including the track featured above.
No 3 – Rend Collective
Rend Collective were the first band I came across that was a result of the Mumford Effect, which I discussed in the article I wrote about them. Their ability to swap from unabashed joyful tunes to deep, meaningful slow songs and back again is incredibly skilful. And who else runs around stage in panda helmets?
No 2 – Skillet
I do have a soft spot for Skillet because they were my introduction to the world of Christian Metal. When I heard their music there was a connection that I’d never had with Christian artists before and I absolutely fell in love with their anthemic sound and their energy. Both their old and new stuff is in my regular music rotation and has been for a few years.
No 1 – Crowder
Believe it or not, it is only in recent years that I’ve been a massive Crowder fan. I had been aware of his music for a long time, both David Crowder Band and solo stuff, but I didn’t really pay that much attention to it. That is until I actually sat and listened to his album “American Prodigal”. From a musicians perspective, there is so much variety in genre and technique that there is plenty to be amazed by and from a casual listener’s perspective it covers all the places you want to visit throughout an album. However, I believe his album from this year, “Milk and Honey”, is the best example of what this guy can actually do and I cannot stop listening to it.
So there you have it, my personal top five all-time favourite XRhythms artists. And I highly recommend that you go and check them all out.