Sara Groves has been one of my favorite artists for a very long time. She has such a way with words! After the release of her tenth album, Invisible Empires, this past October, she became a favorite of other people as well!
For today’s Favorite Things Friday, I am going to let someone else do the talking and point you to the Top 11 Gourmet Albums of 2011 post on Under the Radar where “Invisible Empires” was listed at the #1 spot! Pretty great!
Under the Radar highlighted some other great albums of 2011 from artists like Switchfoot, Gungor, Josh Garrels, The Civil Wars and Need To Breathe. That’s a great list!
Here is what they said about Sara,
“This ambitious album hits a cultural nerve as Sara addresses themes of loneliness, self-worth, personal image, and interpersonal challenges in the Internet age. One of our panelists said, “It’s hard to imagine, but Sara has now once again released her ‘best’ album topping all of her previous excellent work.” Another UTR critic said, “Lyrically raw, but musically accessible, Sara uses the marriage of melody and verse to infuse her prose into the conversations of everyday people, in their everyday lives.” Still another critic stated, ‘Lyrically intelligent and vulnerable, sonically lush and melodic, Invisible Empires should not be overlooked by anyone with a musical or social conscious.'”
Check out the rest of the article here.
As a tribute to Sara and her great year in 2011, we are giving away a Sara Groves T-Shirt–exclusive to those who bought the album presale! Just comment with your favorite Sara Groves song for a chance to win! We have both men’s and women’s sizes.
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