The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

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Since 1996

matthew card 90In a world where the visual holds sway, Card remains word-oriented, concerned more with substance than style.

Jason Carter, Helsinki projectCarter's eclectic mix of flamenco, classical, world (and a little electronica) stretches from the snowfields of Finland to African deserts.

Harp guitarist extraordinaire Carter continues to make each release different – and this warm, simple and clean instrumental release is among his most complete, accessible and satisfying works.

eliza-carthy-neptune-cdCarthy is exhilarating in her passion for invention

Casting Crowns - Come to the Well, as reviewed by The Phantom TollboothIn the autumn of 1981, Ric Ocasek and his cohorts in The Cars exhorted us to shake it up. Some three decades later, the members of Casting Crowns seem to have taken that advice to heart.

casting crowns acoustic sessions volume 1. It may just be a ‘greatest hits’ with quieter guitar than usual, but it is still a strong collection.

celldweller celloutI prefer what Klayton puts out in mini-discs over someone the likes of Moby anyday.

Grady Champion Dreamin' as reviewed in The Phantom TollboothThis likeable blues singer returns with a studio project that's almost too optimistic to be blues, but gets there just the same.

Grady Champion Tough Times Don't LastChampion mixes blues, funk and soul like an artisan. Welcome to the essence of the electric South.

Joy SCCeditedFilled with variety and cheer, Joy is one of the best releases of the season.

recreation 90God again brings good out of tragedy, and listeners glimpse it here.

Glorious Unfolding 90Millions of records sold and numerous awards can’t compare with Chapman’s advocacy for orphans and this wistful, elegant recording.

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