Christian Rock Hits

Christian Rock Hits – X 2004

Christian rock bands like MercyMe are able to make music that is both musically challenging and spiritually inspirational. Their crossover hit “I Can Only Imagine” has sold millions of copies.

Some bands veer tangentially into Christian rock territory, such as Aussie psych rockers mewithoutYou. They’re avowed Christians but they draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including the Bible and Hinduism.

X 2004: 17 Christian Rock Hits

Last year Tooth & Nail released X 2003, which was an alternative Christian rock compilation. The producers of this album followed it up with a second version called X 2004.

This album contains some of the biggest names in Christian rock and some newer bands. The album opens with Relient K’s “More Than Useless” and continues with the likes of Pillar, Hawk Nelson, and Kutless. This album also includes a new song from the band Day of Fire.

X 2005: 15 Christian Rock Hits

This album is a good compilation, and if you are new to Christian rock music it’s a great place to start. It also contains some of BEC Recordings top bands displaying their unique styles.

The first disc opens with Relient K’s hit More Than Useless, followed by Hypnotized from Pillar and Gone by TobyMac. Kutless’s party anthem Friday Night and Five Iron Frenzy’s rap song “Kamikaze” add variety to the mix.

X 2006: 14 Christian Rock Hits

Featuring PETRA’s captivating melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and spiritual messages, this album is the perfect example of Christian rock at its finest. Wake Up Call is a must-have for fans of rock music with a message.

A genre sampler compilation is always a good thing to have around and this one might be the best of its kind so far this year. Relient K with a new track, Switchfoot’s hit “Chap Stick, Chapped Lips” and the rap influenced act Kutless round out disc two.

X 2007: 13 Christian Rock Hits

This compilation features some of BEC Recordings top Christian rock bands. It also has some of next year’s newest acts like Children 18:3 and Philmont.

The album starts off with Relient K’s new song “Chap Stick, Chapped Lips & Things Like Chemistry.” MxPx’s aged classic “Punk Rawk Show” follows and is followed by the party anthems of Switchfoot and Thousand Foot Krutch. This is then followed by more rock with Kutless, Sanctus Real and Justifide.

X 2008: 12 Christian Rock Hits

This installment of the popular X series from BEC Recordings promotes general Christian rock and a few genres beyond like metal, hip-hop and rap. The rockers range from teen acts like Philmont and Since October to popular acts Relient K, Switchfoot and Audio Adrenaline. The compilation also features a couple of new acts on the scene, including Capital Lights with their pop/punk tune and Kutless’ Nickelback/Creed influenced rock. 17 Tracks on 2 Discs.

X 2009: 11 Christian Rock Hits

After the success of Unseen Power, PETRA continued to dominate the Christian rock scene with Wake Up Call. The album showcased the band’s signature sound of infectious guitar riffs and powerful vocals.

This compilation features some of the biggest names in Christian metal and hard rock. It opens with Relient K’s pop/punk track “Chap Stick, Chapped Lips and Things Like Chemistry.” Other hits include Switchfoot’s “Summertime” and Nickelback’s catchy “Your Touch.” X 2009 is available on desertcart.

X 2010: 10 Christian Rock Hits

Press Release / Roxx Records

The sons of a pastor formed the South Carolina band NEEDTOBREATHE with a goal to make high-quality progressive metal music that explores Christian faith in its overall content. Songs like “Brother” and “Seven” arouse and inspire with their dynamic musical brilliance and thought-provoking lyrical content.

The album also features tracks by the edgy pop/punk rockers Relient K and the Nickelback-influenced band Kutless. The set is rounded out by a track from the alternative rockers Pillar and a rap song by the Cross Movement.

X 2011: 9 Christian Rock Hits

The X series of compilation albums is produced by BEC Recordings to promote Christian rock music. The genre is a combination of rock and roll music with Christian themes and lyrics. The first Christian rock song is difficult to pinpoint, but Larry Norman’s 1972 hit “Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?” is often cited as a pioneering work of the genre.

This X album features popular Christian rock acts like Switchfoot, Skillet, Tobymac, FM Static and Kutless.

X 2012: 8 Christian Rock Hits

Since 2003, the X compilation series has showcased the year’s best Christian rock music. This volume features sides from Skillet, Kutless, Switchfoot, tobyMac and Thousand Foot Krutch.

Tennessee band Disciple wanted to rock hard, make a living from it and spread a positive message. They’ve managed to do all three, and their soaring, arena-rock anthemic songs sound as if they could be on any rock radio chart. “I Can Only Imagine” is one of their finest moments.

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