Top 10 Christian/Gospel Albums, Summer 2012

It's been a cruel, cruel summer filled with heat waves and drought, but at least there's been plenty of new music to soothe our parched souls. An overarching theme with this batch of discs seems to be "waiting." Sixpence None the Richer kept fans waiting for what seems like ages, finally emerging with a new studio disc after reuniting five long years ago. Capital Lights only kept us waiting four years for a follow-up to their promising debut and Mandisa is back after less than a year-and-a-half with a new remix EP to tide us over until she has a new full-length project. Some artists are branching out in new directions, with Kari Jobe going acoustic, while others, like P.O.D.and Hillsong LIVE, are so secure in what they do that they don't feel the need to venture too far off the beaten (and much appreciated) path. Then there are newcomers like Bellarive and Vertical Church Band that we can't wait for you to meet.

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