The Top 25 Christian/Gospel Albums of 2011

This year proved that rock will never go out of style as a platform for Christian musicians: from the modern approach of Switchfoot and Needtobreathe to the experimentation of Gungor to the hardcore sounds of Blindside and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, rock still rules. Not that there isn't room for others in our 2011 Top 25 albums. Gospel greats like Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin were shoo-ins, and releases by singer-songwriters like Laura Story, Mat Kearney, Sara Groves and Jill Phillips were literally music to our ears. We also welcomed the return of old friends like Burlap to Cashmere and Leigh Nash. Read on to explore our entire Top 25 and see who made the cut.

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