A look back at the most popular Patrol articles of this year (or well, the last four months of it). To see all old Patrol articles, check out our features archive.
1. Come (Hither) Quickly, Lord Jesus
The sparks that fly when romantic spiritual imagery gets it on with Fergie-esque vocabulary.
October 1, 2007
2. All in the Game
Forget about Kanye vs. Curtis. Itâ€™s all about Shawn vs. Saul.
November 16, 2007
FUG THE COVER
3. They Want You
Why the sweetest girls in Christian music look the scariest.
September 28, 2007
4. A Gift from Patrol
Introducing our first annual holiday sampler.
December 12, 2007
5. The Great Review Scorecard
An empirical quest to discover which Christian publications really review Christian music and which ones don’t.
October 18, 2007
FUG THE COVER
6. Toothpaste, Mollusks & the Bible
Why theyâ€™re all on the cover of Mac Powellâ€™s new collaboration album.
September 18, 2007
7. The Derek Webb Interview, Part II
In part two, Derek finishes up his critique of the industry and offers thoughts on culture and church.
November 9, 2007
8. The Derek Webb Interview, Part I
Webb talks about growing up in the south, how he found music, and his visions for the industry.
November 8, 2007
9. Rock & Roll & Radiohead
Where the industry-evading anti-rock stars fit in the rock ‘n roll canon.
October 15, 2007
NOT SO FAST
10. The Salem Village
How the clumsy monopoly ruins every Christian music property it touches.
September 20, 2007
Also in _Patrol_ this year: We introduced our new magazine. Jason Boyett found cheesy Christian music in the mountains of Nicaragua. David Sessions wrote a primer on how to love My Bloody Valentine, explained why Christian reviewers say everything sounds like Coldplay, and deconstructed Rachael Lampa’s dancing. Readers hated our David Crowder review. Our army of live reviewers covered The Swell Season, John Butler Trio, The Bravery, Josh Ritter, and St. Vincent.
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