The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

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Since 1996

CeCe Winans’ teams up again with her son, Alvin Love III, to produce a Christmas album in classic form – stately, lush, filled with Christmas songs old and new, and of course that soulful voice...

Marvin Experience 90Marvin Winans brings us to church. So what did you expect? George Beverly Shea? Try Mary Mary and Donnie McClurkin for starters, as if Marvin himself wasn't enough.....

If it’s gonna’ be done right - you need to put it into the hands of the masters, and that’s what Edgar has done on Brother Johnny

Those with musical curiosity … should lend their ears to these voices.

Jesse Woods, Get Your Burdens Lifted as reviewed in The Phantom Tollbooth

We might well hear more of Wood’s music in the future.

Raymond Scott Woolson, Broken Things Mend as reviewed in Phantom TollboothGenerous as this is with its minutes, Woolson should really leave us wanting more.

Wovenhand Refractory Obdurate reviewed at Phantom Tollboothpick-of-the-month I'm perfectly willing to wager that by the end of the year, I won't have heard a better record. To me, this one is absolute perfection.

Woven Hand The Threshing Floor as reviewed in The Phantom TollboothDavid Eugene Edwards is a gifted artist. How he saw fit to meld folk, gospel, classical and goth into a unique and potent form is beyond me (I even hate having to use those labels to try and describe the music). That is the stuff of genius……

Wye Oak Shriek as Reviewed at Phantom TollboothAs soon as the record begins, you become aware that the band is embracing a different sound, one that mostly jettisons Wasner's guitar work in favor of synth and keyboard loops.

Interesting rhythms, some superb tracks, thoughtful lyrics and Jen Wasner’s warm, expressive vocals make this one well worth investigating.

in-the-light-coverCanadian singer Susan Wylde has the type of voice that is direct to the listener.

13 tracks of rock/metal goodness

Both musically and lyrically, this release sums up intimate worship. I found myself listening to most of this with my eyes closed.

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