The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

Slow down, and have your change ready

Since 1996

JesusMusicAgainA little nostalgia, a lot of musical integrity, and some flat-out great songs. Jesus Music Again will make you a believer...

believerI have to admit that I was intrigued by these guys being on Metal Blade Records.

Keening for the DawneditedA thoughtful, exquisitely rendered and exceedingly broad Christmas recording

Kindness 90 Don’t overlook Kindness on the way to Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage 90 pick-of-the-month Pilgrimage is a journey worth taking. 

GR2 90This is a pretty unique brand, and well played, but I wonder how much rock is lost by the Gregorian approach.

bob bennet joyA classic artist returns with a classic album. Bob Bennett fans can rejoice for Joy Deep As Sorrow!



Polydactyl is a strong showcase of Ed Bernard’s mature musicianship, caliber of songwriting, and clear musical vision.

 

Preludes-Etudes-Album-200x179The electric guitar as the centerpiece of a classical album... this guitar slinger heroically tackles the classics plugged in and at full gallop!

Big Big Train Wassail Album CoverWassail is a solid EP, foreshadowing Big Big Train’s forthcoming material.  This is just another bite-sized portion of the band’s stylistic craft, enough to keep fellow “passengers” whistling for a while longer as we wait for the Train to once again depart the station.

Big kettle drum. Derivative in a healthy way, this cohesive band delivers a very solid set of riffy, slide-based and banjo-enhanced rock

Bishop Reilly Bishop Reilly Album Cover as reviewed on The Phantom TollboothBishop Reilly is a mature offering from a pair of musicians with a lot of experience behind them.  Their music is a conjunction of folk, blues, and rock: a vehicle for stories that connect to the human heart.

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