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10 Christian Rock Bands You Must Check Out

2 Jun


Christian rock bands? Yes, you read correctly. They do exist, and actually, they aren’t all that bad. But that isn’t really hard, considering the amount of manufactured music there is out there. Not all Christian rock music has the word “Jesus” in every other line. In fact, they sound like normal rock bands, with killer riffs and amazing solos.

Here I’ve collected 10 of my favourite bands that could change the way you think when you hear the words “Christian rock”. So whether you’re into classic rock, heavy metal, or even folk rock, check out some of these great bands. They might even surprise you.

10. Switchfoot

Switchfoot have been around since 1996, and have released 8 studio albums. “Hello Hurricane” received a Grammy award in 2011 for the Best Rock Gospel Album and their most recent one “Vice Verses” peaked at no. 8 in the US Billboard 200. Switchfoot’s music has also been used in many soundtracks for films, such as “A Walk To Remember”, “Prince Caspian” and “Spider-Man 2”. Their music oozes passion and creativity, and as shown by their last album, they aren’t running out of ideas any time soon. With punchy riffs, complex layers and deep lyrics, this is a band to listen to.

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Grammy Awards 2013: Complete List Of Winners (VIDEOS)

22 Apr

After giving nearly every award to Adele last year, the Grammys decided to spread the wealth across the board on Sunday night, handing out honors to everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Frank Ocean.

The night’s big winner, though, was Mumford and Sons, who took home the coveted prize for Album of the Year.

Also coming out strong was the pop band fun., who took home prizes for Song of the Year (“We Are Young”) and Best New Artist.

Gotye, meanwhile, won for Record of the Year for his smash hit “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Other big winners included Kelly Clarkson, who won Best Pop Vocal Album; fellow-Idol winner Carrie Underwood; and Jay-Z.

Of course, this being the Grammys, the Recording Academy also saved room to honor Adele with another top prize — this time, for Best Pop Vocal Performance (“Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”).

Check out a full list of winners, below.

Also, check out the photo gallery above to see highlights from the show.

Album of the Year
“Babel” – Mumford & Sons

Record of the Year
Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Best New Artist

Best Country Album
Zac Brown Band, Uncaged

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, “No Church in the Wild”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger

Best Rock Performance
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Song of the Year
Fun. feat Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Chris Botti, Impressions

Best Dance Recording
Skrillex featuring Sirah, “Bangarang”

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Skrillex, Bangarang

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Paul McCartney, Kisses on the Bottom

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”

Best Rock Song
Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton, and Patrick Carney, songwriters (the Black Keys), “Lonely Boy”

Best Rock Album
The Black Keys, El Camino

Best Alternative Music Album
Gotye, Making Mirrors

Best R&B Performance
Usher, Climax

Best Traditional R&B performance
Beyonc , “Love on Top”

Best R&B song
Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel), “Adorn”

Best R&B Album
Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio

Best Rap Performance
Jay-Z and Kanye West, “N****s in Paris”

Best Rap Song
Jay-Z and Kanye West, “N****s in Paris”

Best Rap Album
Drake, Take Care

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Little Big Town, “Pontoon”

Best Country Song
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best New Age Album
Omar Akram, Echoes of Love

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Gary Burton and Chick Corea, “Hot House”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Pat Metheny Unity Band, Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Arturo Sandoval, Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)

Best Latin Jazz Album
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Bang, Ritmo!

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian music performance
Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Best Gospel Song
Mary Mary, “Go Get It”

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Matt Redman, “10,000 Reasons” & Israel & New Breed, “Your Presence Is Heaven”

Best Gospel Album
Lecrae, Gravity

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
TobyMac, Eye On It

Best Latin Pop Album
Juanes, MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Quetzal, Imaginaries

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Lila Downs, Pacados Y Milagros

Best Tropical Latin Album
Marlow Rosado Y La Reiquena, Retro

Best Americana Album
Bonnie Raitt, Slipstream

Best Bluegrass Album
Steep Canyon Rangers, Nobody Knows You

Best Blues Album
Dr. John, Locked Down

Best Folk Album
Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Savoy, The Band Courtbouillon

Best Reggae Album
Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth

Best World Music Album
Ravi Shankar, The Living Room Sessions Part 1

Best Children’s Album
The Okee Dokee Brothers, Can You Canoe?

Best Spoken Word Album
Janis Ian, Society’s Child: My Autobiography

Best Comedy Album
Jimmy Fallon, Blow Your Pants Off

Best Musical Theater Album
Once: A New Musical

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Various Artists, Midnight in Paris

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Best Instrumental Composition
Chick Corea, Mozart Goes Dancing

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Gil Evans for Gil Evans Project’s How About You

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Esperanza Spalding, City of Roses

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