All 62 Cited Picks by the UTR Critics

Our 10-member panel of critics is a diverse cross-section of people who are keeping their ears open for the BEST music, even if it’s not the most popular or chart-topping.  Here is a list of ALL of the albums cited by our panel of critics, showcasing the best music released in 2016.

1. Fault Lines – Andy Gullahorn
2. Where The Light Shines Through – Switchfoot
3. Hard Love – Needtobreathe
4. Far Side of the Sea – Eric Peters
5. Where The Light Gets In – Jason Gray
6. House On Fire – Kerosene Halo
7. White Flag – Branches
8. Ghost of a King – The Gray Havens
9. Inheritance – Audrey Assad
10. American Prodigal – Crowder
11. God’s Highway – Sandra McCracken

All at Once – Phil Keaggy
Poets and Saints – All Sons & Daughters
Just Crazy Enough – SHEL
Blood Red Blooms – Brettan Cox
Psalms We Sing Together – Wendell Kimbrough
Love Lines The Last Horizon – Tanya Godsey

Til The Song Is Sung – Sarah Hart
The Holding Pattern – Maron Gaffron
The Eternal Son – Rivers & Robots
Look To Jesus – Indelible Grace Music
Before The Bright Lights – Anthony Quails
Dearestly – Lauren Mann
Never Ending Now – Chris Taylor
Light and Bloom – Holly Ann
The Path – Broken Walls
Live in Nashville TN – Eric Peters
Gun Shy – Matt Wertz
Alone Together – Leagues
The River – Jordan Feliz
One Wild Life: Spirit – Gungor
The Revival (Live) – Corey Henry
Air For Free – Relient K
Awakened to the Sound – Future of Forestry
Reflection – Derek Minor
Hush Sorrow – Derri Daugherty
Mercyland, Vol. 2 – Phil Madeira & Friends
Songs for the Late Night Drive Home – Anchor & Braille
The Glory Album – Christon Gray
Love Be the Loudest – Ginny Owens
Campfire II: Simplicity – Rend Collective
The Covers EP – Andrew Osenga
Georgica Pond – Johnnyswim
Potter & Clay – Jaylene Johnson
Wow To The Deadness – Steve Taylor & the Danielson Foil
Heel – Dogs of Peace
The Thrill of Hope – Christy Nockels
Through Our Veins – Karen Choi
Giving Over – Consumed By Fire
One Wild Life: Body – Gungor
Have It All – Bethel Music
TANKS – Satellites & Sirens
Follow Through – Unspoken
A Mirror Dimly – Citizens & Saints
Out of Exile – Strahan
Love Makes Us Strong – OneThing Live
Eclipsed – Fellowship Creative
Young in All The Wrong Ways – Sara Watkins
Dead Man Walking – John Tibbs
Fifteen – Green River Ordinance
Passenger – Deni Gauthier
I’m Alone, No You’re Not – Joseph


One comment

  1. kwimmer · January 17, 2017

    Great list y’all. Thanks Dave.


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