Everyone loves a top 5/10/20 list, don’t they? Here’s my top 20 most influential CD’s in my life thus far. I started playing guitar at 19, so some of these simply influenced my life at the time and/or defined a period of my life. Many of these have greatly influenced me musically.
Enjoy! (in no particular order – for the most part)
1. Rich Mullins – A Liturgy, A Legacy and a Ragamuffin Band
2. Rich Mullins – The Jesus Record
3. DC Talk – Jesus Freak
4. Audio Adrenaline – Don’t Censor Me
5. Chris Rice – Deep Enough to Dream
6. Andrew Peterson – Carried Along
7. Andy Gullahorn – Room to Breathe/Reinventing the Wheel (okay, so that’s 2 it’s my list and I’ll add what I want!)
8. Steven Curtis Chapman – Heaven in the Real World
9. Caedmon’s Call – 40 Acres
10. Jars of Clay – Jars of Clay
11. OC Supertones – Chase the Sun
12. Third Day – Third Day
13. Jennifer Knapp – Kansas
14. Passion 99: Better is One Day
15. 100 Portraits/Waterdeep – Enter the Worship Circle
16. 100 Portraits – Time Will be the Tell
17. Sara Groves – Conversations
18. Layton Howerton – Boxing God
19. Nickel and Dime – 3 Days in March
20. Derek Webb – She Must and Shall Go Free
The astute observer will recognize there are several debut CD’s/albums on that list – that is no accident. This is not to say that I do not appreciate and/or love the artist’s other works, but so many times (for me, anyway) it’s the first one that grabs my soul that acts as a gateway for more love for their music.
What CD’s would you add/remove from the list?