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10 Underrated Mainstream Bands/Artists

Widely esteemed in Britain, they have not seen the same kind of success as other British bands have in the US. While all 4 of their albums have experienced wild success on the billboard charts, not many people know who they are. Their albums have been compared in quality with those of the Beatles and Radiohead in Britain – but we’d rather hear and Britney Spears. Keane makes high quality, clean, and thoughtful music – perhaps that’s why they don’t get played on the radio much around here.
I didn’t know when I picked up the first Plumb album at the bookstore in ‘97 that “plumb” was simply the stage name of Tiffany Arbuckle Lee – or that she was only 22 at the time. Since then, she has gone on to release some pretty fantastic music and is becoming more and more well known as a great songwriter and performer. Two of her songs have reached #1 on the billboard dance charts in the last 4 years and ALL of her songs are worth listening to over and over again.

Response to Tragedy

The second half of 2012 had its share of tragedy – the Batman massacre, Benghazi, Hurricane Sandy, and Sandy Hook to name a few. All of this on top of the day to day tragedies that happen in war, human trafficking, and abortion. Evil is all around us.
I don’t really struggle with the questions some people have about why God allows these kinds of things to happen. I know we have been given free will and I know there are people who are far off from Christ who have a completely distorted view of life – and those two things form a dreadful combination at times. I believe the work of Jesus overcame the power of sin and death – and that in His resurrection both were dealt the fatal blow. I believe the Kingdom of God is spreading throughout the world like yeast in a loaf of bread – and I believe that the gates of death cannot prevail against it. I believe that if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. God the Father, through the work of Jesus, has begun and continues daily his work…