Joel Augé Invisible Things (Integrity) FOR FANS OF: Matt Maher, Brandon Heath QQQ Integrity recording artist Joel Augé is back with his sophomore release two years after the Canadian worship leader’s On The Blue placed him squarely in the modern worship crowd. Invisible Things takes things to new levels with the inventive title track, the tender ballad “Addison” and the effects of “Reach Out.” A strong step forward. –Matt Conner We Like: “Reach Out” City of life ChurCh City of Life Worship (In:ciite) FOR FANS OF: Israel & New Breed, Hillsong, Chris Tomlin QQQ The praise team from central Florida’s multi- cultural mega-church turns in a communal worship experience that simultaneously conveys the energy of a live Sunday service while ushering individual listeners into a prayerful mindset. The variety of male and female vocalists ranging from rock to soul adds to audience appeal, though an attempt to cross Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” disco beats with the vertical message of “Favor of Heaven” is a cheesy misstep in the otherwise edifying experience. –Andy Argyrakis We Like: “Fire” John MArk MCMillAn The Medicine (Integrity) FOR FANS OF: David Crowder Band, Ryan Adams, NEEDTOBREATHE QQQQ Having penned one of worship music’s most sung songs in the last year, songwriter John Mark McMillan is currently enjoying a big dollop of national success. Extending his recent good fortune with his first major label release, McMillan broadens the storyteller rock of his two previous independent albums with full-scale production polish, though his Carolina grit still contributes. Leasing new life to oft-trite worship catalogs, the indie rocker unleashes a track-listing full of heartbreaking hooks, provocative melodies and poetic verses. And with such evocative strains, modern worship’s songwriter of the hour may soon become Christian music’s artist of the year. –Andrew Greer We Like: “Carbon Ribs” Worship revieWs All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. Worship neW releAses 07.06.2010 JOHn MARk MCMILLAn The MedICIne (InTEGRITy MuSIC/ PROvIDEnT) JOEL AuGé InvIsIbLe ThIngs (InTEGRITy MuSIC/ PROvIDEnT) 07.13.2010 JAkE HAMILTOn Marked by heaven (kInGSwAy/EMICMG) 07.20.2010 SEAn kEITH dare To IMagIne (In:CITTE RECORDS/wORD) 07.27.2010 SAM LEvInE sMooTh WorshIp (COMInG HOME/EMICMG) AAROn kEyES noT guILTy anyMore (kInGSwAy/EMICMG) CHRIS MCCLARnEy defender (kInGSwAy/EMICMG) MIkE TEDDER The door: LIve WorshIp MusIC froM bejIng (kInGSwAy/EMICMG) Worship 38 CCM