When I reviewed Brian Free and Assurance’s new album, Nothing But Love, as part of the ‘must buy or not’ feature, I gave the album a ‘no’ on he must buy scale. Anytime I review an album I stack it up against the artist’s body of work, not against other albums being released. For that reason that is why I gave it a ‘no’.
This countdown, on the other hand, ranks the best albums by every artist released in 2012 against each other. In doing so, Nothing But Love by Brian Free and Assurance is still one of the ten best albums of 2012, coming in at #10.
Personal favorites from this recording include: “Revival”, “It’s Quite A Valley”, “I Will Be Praying”, “I Want To Be That Man”, “Calvary’s Cry” and “Nothing But Love”.
The top ten recorded songs of 2012 kicks off with Akins, “He Is I Am”. If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you know I like variety and you also know I enjoy country flavored Southern Gospel music.
Akins fits that style perfectly. I would go on to say they are currently the best country flavored artist touring right now. Their new album, Based On A True Story, released in 2012 filled with songs written by various members of the group.
“He Is I Am” is the strongest song on the album, penned by group member Eli Akin and wife Whitney. Listen to a clip of the #10 recorded song of 2012; “He Is I Am”.