Our organization has consistently been showcasing and discussing the most meaningful, artistic, well-crafted, and thought-provoking music from a Christian worldview for the last 12 years. Now, we take time to reflect at the close of a decade on the music that has rocked our earbuds and stolen our hearts… and in very real ways has drawn people closer to the Creator. What is a “gourmet” album? It’s one that is well-crafted, faith-inspired, and speaks to the soul. This list is in the spirit of celebration, not competition, and weeding down to this list was a monumental task. I mean, how can we have a “Best of the Decade List” without Drew Holcomb, Over The Rhine, Ben Rector, Judah & The Lion, or The Gray Havens? When you welcome in collective voices, sometimes the end results are a surprise [and it doesn’t lessen our love for the other artists]. And if you are a regular K-LOVE/CCM listener, this list will be a shocker, because you might not even be aware that a world of excellent faith-based music exists outside of the radio airwaves. We now proudly present UTR’s picks for the 30 Best Gourmet Albums of the Decade (2010-2019).
[These are the five sources – in weighted order – that contributed to this list: 1. UTR Critics Panel, 2. UTR Staff, 3. Previous UTR Year-End Rankings, 4. UTR Community via two polls, 5. General critical praise]
* Albums are unranked — listed in alphabetical order by Album Title