My musical tastes tend to be peculiar, probably not what you would expect from a Presbyterian pastor. It probably all started when I was brought up as a kid listening to Bach, the Kingston Trio and the Beatles, all roughly at the same time. Adventure, eclecticism, and unpredictability are held in high esteem for me when it comes to music. Theologically speaking, this is perfectly consistent with the presentation in the Bible of a God who is creative, brimming with ideas, and definitely unpredictable.
This list comes a little late, as we are already halfway through February, but take it for it’s worth — my favorite albums from 2013. These albums are not chosen necessarily based on any kind of spiritual or worship value. My assumption is that most and maybe all of these artists are not Christians, but by the grace of God they have made, in my opinion, some great music.