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JesusfreakHideout.com 2011 Staff Picks


Top Albums of 2011: Staff Average

1.   Vice Verses, Switchfoot
2.   The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
3.   With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
4.   Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
5.   Children of Fire, Oh, Sleeper
6.   Young Love, Mat Kearney
7.   Ghosts Upon the Earth, Gungor
8.   All Things Bright and Beautiful, Owl City
9.   The Valley, Eisley
10.   We Do What We Want, Emery


Top Albums of 2011

John DiBiase's Picks
  1. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  2. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  3. The Valley, Eisley
  4. Light Makes A Way EP, Remedy Drive
  5. Young Love, Mat Kearney
  6. Brokenness Aside: EP No. 1, All Sons & Daughters
  7. His + Hers EP, The Hawk In Paris
  8. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  9. The EP, Wavorly
  10. Reinvent, Remember, Replay EP, Jars of Clay

Top Songs of 2011

John DiBiase's Picks
  1. "Where I Belong," Switchfoot
  2. "The War Inside," Switchfoot
  3. "Keep Your Eyes Open," Needtobreathe
  4. "Vice Verses," Switchfoot
  5. "Oohs and Aahs," Needtobreathe
  6. "Can You Feel It," Family Force 5
  7. "Ships In The Night," Mat Kearney
  8. "Please," Eisley
  9. "Put Your Arms Around Me," The Hawk in Paris
  10. "Drifting," Plumb



Scott Fryberger's Picks
  1. All Things Bright and Beautiful, Owl City
  2. Wed, White & Wu, Playdough & Heath McNease
  3. Hotdoggin', Playdough
  4. Art Ambidextrous, Propaganda
  5. Wrath, Preson Phillips
  6. We Do What We Want, Emery
  7. Native Lungs, Braille
  8. Schism, Andrew Huang
  9. Broken Voice EP, My Epic
  10. Straight Outta Console, Heath McNease & For Beats' Sake

Scott Fryberger's Picks
  1. "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night," Five Iron Frenzy
  2. "Honey and the Bee," Owl City
  3. "#CougarSwag," Playdough & Heath McNease
  4. "The Business," Playdough
  5. "1-Up," VS
  6. "Gravel Spit," Playdough & Heath McNease
  7. "Chopstlevania," Heath McNease
  8. "Rhyme," VS
  9. "Peacemaker," Andrew Huang
  10. "House of Gold," Twenty One Pilots



Roger Gelwicks's Picks
  1. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  2. Ghosts Upon the Earth, Gungor
  3. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  4. Economy, John Mark McMillan
  5. Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
  6. All Things Bright and Beautiful, Owl City
  7. Burlap To Cashmere, Burlap To Cashmere
  8. Broken Voice EP, My Epic / His + Hers, The Hawk In Paris [TIE]
  9. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  10. Ad Astra Per Aspera, Abandon Kansas

Roger Gelwicks's Picks
  1. "Restless," Switchfoot
  2. "The War Inside," Switchfoot
  3. "Oceans," Falling Up
  4. "Economy," John Mark McMillan
  5. "Souvenirs," Switchfoot
  6. "I Never Got to See the West Coast," Emery
  7. "Put Your Arms Around Me," The Hawk in Paris
  8. "Mscron," Falling Up
  9. "Drive All Night," NEEDTOBREATHE
  10. "Honey And The Bee," Owl City



Jen Rose's Picks
  1. A Way to See in the Dark, Jason Gray
  2. The Long Surrender, Over the Rhine
  3. Love and War and the Sea In Between, Josh Garrels
  4. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  5. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  6. Economy, John Mark McMillan
  7. Ghosts Upon the Earth, Gungor
  8. Invisible Empires, Sara Groves
  9. On the Altar of Love, Downhere
  10. All Things Bright and Beautiful, Owl City / Young Love, Mat Kearney [TIE]

Jen Rose's Picks
  1. "Nothing is Wasted," Jason Gray
  2. "Farther Along," Josh Garrels
  3. "All My Favorite People," Over the Rhine
  4. "When Death Dies," Gungor
  5. "Love You Swore," John Mark McMillan
  6. "Where I Belong," Switchfoot
  7. "Blessings," Laura Story
  8. "Drive All Night," Needtobreathe
  9. "Obsolete," Sara Groves
  10. "Angels," Owl City



Nathaniel Schexnayder's Picks
  1. Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
  2. Ad Astra Per Aspera, Abandon Kansas
  3. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  4. The Valley, Eisley
  5. Kings, I Am Empire
  6. All Things Bright And Beautiful, Owl City
  7. Deas Vail, Deas Vail
  8. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  9. Until We Have Faces, Red
  10. Young Love, Mat Kearney

Nathaniel Schexnayder's Picks
  1. "Ciradian," Falling Up
  2. "There Must Be Something In The Wind," Blindside
  3. "Caught In The Middle," Wavorly
  4. "The New Hello (Hers)," The Hawk In Paris
  5. "Souvenirs," Switchfoot
  6. "The Curse Of Perfect Days," Emery
  7. "Please," Eisley
  8. "Hymn For The Missing," Red
  9. "Summer Forgets Me," Deas Vail
  10. "Without You," The Natatorium



Kevin Hoskins's Picks
  1. We Do What We Want, Emery
  2. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  3. Stop The Funeral, The Ambassador
  4. How The Story Ends, B.Reith
  5. Native Lungs, Braille
  6. Rehab: The Overdose, Lecrae
  7. Crazy Love, Hawk Nelson
  8. Until We Have Faces, Red
  9. Closer, Shawn McDonald
  10. Hotdoggin', Playdough

Kevin Hoskins's Picks
  1. "There Must Be Something in the Water," Blindside
  2. "Addicted To Bad Decisions," Emery
  3. "Dum Dum," Tedashii feat. Lecrae
  4. "The Cheval Glass," Emery
  5. "My Heart Escapes," Blindside
  6. "My Next Breath," Hawk Nelson
  7. "Closer," Shawn McDonald
  8. "1 Day," Playdough
  9. "A-M," The Ambassador
  10. "Simple Man," Shonlock / "Death in Me," Braille feat. Theory Hazit & Odd Thomas [TIE]



Timothy Estabrooks' Picks
  1. Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
  2. Celestial Completion, Becoming the Archetype
  3. Children of Fire, Oh, Sleeper
  4. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  5. American Dream, Dominic Balli
  6. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  7. All Things Bright and Beautiful, Owl City
  8. The Life and Death of..., A Plea for Purging
  9. A Way to See in the Dark, Jason Gray
  10. Young Love, Mat Kearney

Timothy Estabrooks' Picks
  1. "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night," Five Iron Frenzy
  2. "The Magnetic Sky," Becoming the Archetype
  3. "Bloom," Mae
  4. "Sixteen," Deas Vail
  5. "Room for the Dead," A Plea for Purging
  6. "Ships in the Night," Mat Kearney
  7. "Need it Daily," Tedashii
  8. "Remind Me Who I Am," Jason Gray
  9. "Feel it in Your Heart," Abandon
  10. "Dark Horses," Switchfoot



Ryan Barbee's Picks
  1. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  2. The Valley, Eisley
  3. Aftermath, Hillsong United
  4. Ghosts Upon The Earth, Gungor
  5. Control, Abandon
  6. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  7. Straight Outta Console, Heath McNease
  8. Young Love, Mat Kearney
  9. The Great Awakening, Leeland
  10. I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home), The City Harmonic

Ryan Barbee's Picks
  1. "Vice Verses," Switchfoot
  2. "Bones," Hillsong United
  3. "Thrive," Switchfoot
  4. "Ambulance," Eisley
  5. "Come Ye Thankful People Come," Leigh Nash
  6. "Selling The News," Switchfoot
  7. "Like A Lion," Daniel Bashta
  8. "Red Against Your Black," JJ Heller
  9. "Spark," The City Harmonic
  10. "I Wonder," Leeland



Michael Weaver's Picks
  1. Dissimulation, Hope for the Dying
  2. Dying to Live, PRo
  3. The Life and Death of..., A Plea for Purging
  4. Dead Throne, The Devil Wears Prada
  5. IV, Marlene & the Sons of Disaster
  6. Until We Have Faces, Red
  7. Anthem Song, Aaron Gillespie
  8. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  9. Celestial Completion, Becoming the Archetype
  10. Leveler, August Burns Red

Michael Weaver's Picks
  1. "My Next Breath," Hawk Nelson
  2. "Perpetual Ruin," Hope for the Dying
  3. "Room for the Dead," A Plea for Purging
  4. "On Fire," P.O.D.
  5. "His Eyes," Cool Hand Luke
  6. "Faceless," Red
  7. "There Must Be Something in the Water," Blindside
  8. "No," PRo
  9. "False Idols," In the Midst of Lions
  10. "Love is Breathing," Our Hearts Hero



Wayne Reimer's Picks
  1. Children of Fire, Oh, Sleeper
  2. Leveler, August Burns Red
  3. Give Me Rest, Hands
  4. Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
  5. Kingdoms, Life In Your Way
  6. Starla Over the Fences, The Gloomcatcher
  7. Let Go, Hundredth
  8. Dead Throne, The Devil Wears Prada
  9. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  10. We Are the Ones, Wolves At the Gate

Wayne Reimer's Picks
  1. "The Helix," Hands
  2. "Dealers of Fame," Oh, Sleeper
  3. "Diamnds," Falling Up
  4. "Children of Fire," Oh, Sleeper
  5. "Poor Millionaire," August Burns Red
  6. "Forever Decay," The Devil Wears Prada
  7. "Restless," Hundredth
  8. "Cinevexions," The Gloomcatcher
  9. "Remain & Sustain," Hundredth
  10. "My Questions," The Devil Wears Prada



Jerold Wallace's Picks
  1. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  2. Young Love, Mat Kearney
  3. Grapheme, Christoper Noyes
  4. (E)vening, Mae
  5. Ad Astra Per Aspera, Abandon Kansas
  6. Love and War and the Sea In Between, Josh Garrels
  7. Ghosts Upon This Earth, Gungor
  8. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  9. Paper Candle, Paper Candle
  10. Of Man, Cool Hand Luke

Jerold Wallace's Picks
  1. "Goodbye, for Now," Cool Hand Luke
  2. "White Fences," Needtobreathe
  3. "Learning to Love Again," Mat Kearney
  4. "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night," Five Iron Frenzy
  5. "Ships in the Night," Mat Kearney
  6. "Where the Light Is," Anthem Lights
  7. "Able," Needtobreathe
  8. "A Conversation with the Sky," Abandon Kansas
  9. "They Don't Mean What They Used To," Justin McRoberts
  10. "Grapheme," Christoper Noyes



Tincan Caldwell's Picks
  1. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  2. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  3. Young Love, Mat Kearney
  4. Another Realm, Iona
  5. Invisible Empires, Sara Groves
  6. Burlap To Cashmere, Burlap To Cashmere
  7. On The Altar Of Love, Downhere
  8. A Way To See In The Dark, Jason Gray
  9. The Great Awakening, Leeland
  10. I Will Praise You, Rebecca St. James

Tincan Caldwell's Picks
  1. "Restless," Switchfoot
  2. "Hey Mama," Mat Kearny
  3. "A Place Only You Can Go," Needtobreathe
  4. "Unending Songs," Leeland
  5. "Remind Me Who I Am," Jason Gray
  6. "Miracle," Sara Groves
  7. "Slumber," Needtobreathe
  8. "The Altar Of Love," Downhere
  9. "The Great Awakening," Leeland
  10. "Vice Verses," Switchfoot



Sam Schaumberg's Picks
  1. Children of Fire, Oh, Sleeper
  2. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  3. Give Me Rest, Hands
  4. Control, Abandon
  5. Ghosts Upon This Earth, Gungor
  6. The Reckoning, Needtobreathe
  7. Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
  8. Wed, White & Wu, Playdough & Heath McNease
  9. Young Love, Mat Kearney
  10. Kingdom Days In An Evil Age, Sleeping Giant

Sam Schaumberg's Picks
  1. "Garden," My Epic
  2. "Talk to Me," Abandon
  3. "When Death Dies," Gungor
  4. "The Family Ruin," Oh, Sleeper
  5. "Vice Verses," Switchfoot
  6. "The Reckoning," Needtobreathe
  7. "Chopstlevania," Heath McNease
  8. "There Must Be Something in the Water," Blindside
  9. "Art Ambidextrous," Propaganda & Odd Thomas
  10. "Eyes Wide Open," Sleeping Giant



Wayne Myatt's Picks
  1. Vice Verses, Switchfoot
  2. Scripted, Icon For Hire
  3. We Do What We Want, Emery
  4. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside
  5. Until We Have Faces, Red
  6. Children of Fire, Oh, Sleeper
  7. Your Sparkling Death Cometh, Falling Up
  8. Weights and Measures, Hyland
  9. On Fire, Peter Furler
  10. Control, Abandon

Wayne Myatt's Picks
  1. "Dark Horses," Switchfoot
  2. "Make A Move," Icon For Hire
  3. "The War Inside," Switchfoot
  4. "Jumping The Gun," Hyland
  5. "Watch You Crawl," Red
  6. "Scissors," Emery
  7. "Withering," Blindside
  8. "Off With Her Head," Icon For Hire
  9. "The Light Beam Rider," Falling Up
  10. "Live it Out," Abandon



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