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 Editors
The sparks that fly when romantic spiritual imagery gets it on with Fergie-esque vocabulary.


2. All in the Game
Steven Rybicki
Forget about Kanye vs. Curtis. It’s all about Shawn vs. Saul.


3. They Want You
Jennifer Carden
Why the sweetest girls in Christian music look the scariest.


4. A Gift from Patrol
The Editors
Introducing our first annual holiday sampler.


5. The Great Review Scorecard
David Sessions
An empirical quest to discover which Christian publications really review Christian music and which ones don’t.


6. Toothpaste, Mollusks & the Bible
Jennifer Carden
Why they’re all on the cover of Mac Powell’s new collaboration album.


7. The Derek Webb Interview, Part II
Timothy Zila
In part two, Derek finishes up his critique of the industry and offers thoughts on culture and church.


8. The Derek Webb Interview, Part I
Timothy Zila
Webb talks about growing up in the south, how he found music, and his visions for the industry.


9. Rock & Roll & Radiohead
Steven Rybicki
Where the industry-evading anti-rock stars fit in the rock ‘n roll canon.


10. The Salem Village
David Sessions
How the clumsy monopoly ruins every Christian music property it touches.


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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