In no particular order
1. Tommy Walker; I Have a Hope – Really great Worship album that’s not remotely cheesy. It’s gotta be the first P&W record to finally bridge the gap between being a random collection of cool songs to being a single, cohesive artful album that is incredibly easy to get caught up in
2. Dream Theater; Black Clouds and Silver Linings – The latest release from the leaders of Progressive Metal that shows almost everything they are capable of. It’s got heavy, it’s got soft, it’s got progressive, it’s got pop, and it’s got more than a healthy dose of Rush influence. Good, good stuff.
3. Andrew Osenga; The Morning – Somehow this album refuses to get old on me. I’ll be enjoying this one when I’m 80. So should you.
4. Fleetwood Mac; Rumors – This also refuses to get old. It’s just that good. It could be a how-to manual for budding pop artists if they’d just pay attention.
5. Lincoln Brewster; Today is the Day – Another pretty good worship album that has some incredible playing on it. Great grooves from the drums and bass and the most tasteful guitarist around right now.
Also worth mentioning;
Andy Gullahorn; Reinventing the Wheel.
Brad Paisley; Play – The Guitar Album.