I can’t think of too many others that are so personal to me as Cities. I had heard of Anberlin before it came out, but I didn’t know much about them. However, something urged me to take a chance and pick up the record anyway. As one of my all-time favorite albums, there’s always a track that I can relate to, no matter my circumstances when listening to it. Loving the record so much, I went to see Anberlin live that spring, my first show in years. The record and the show both changed my appreciation and outlook on music altogether. While I can readily admit that it’s not exactly a worshipful record, God’s presence in it is very evident, and it looks at life with a very realistic lens. It’s a solid alternative rock record with a song for every situation. – Roger Gelwicks
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Our synopsis: “2007’s best record, and the alternative rock album that solidified Anberlin’s status as a force to be reckoned with in the Christian, as well as mainstream, market.” (Recommended by JFH’s Roger Gelwicks)
Perfect For: Relationships, reflections on life
Song Highlights: “Godspeed,” “Adelaide,” “A Whisper & A Clamor,” “The Unwinding Cable Car,” “Inevitable,” “Dismantle.Repair”
So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album Cities? Do you recommend it? If so, why?