Carlos Whittaker Ragamuffin Soul (Integrity) FOR FANS OF: Lincoln Brewster, Starfield, Robbie Seay Band QQQ Carlos Whittaker is a multi-faceted man. Experienced as pastor, creative coach, web junkie—a self-proclaimed title that belies his national blog popularity—and one-time LA Ink celebrity, the seeker-minded entrepreneur now adds singer/songwriter to his diverse resume. Lyrically channeling his spiritual thoughtfulness into a modern musical mix, Whittaker’s debut package is a worthy competitor for his worship contemporaries. And although it lacks the defining originality of its charlatan creator, Whittaker’s history in church traditions and recent roles enriching congregations nationwide with his informal spiritual sense makes his musical beginning a valuable exploration. - Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Rain It Down” hillsong live A Beautiful Exchange (Hillsong/Sparrow) FOR FANS OF: Previous Hillsong Releases QQQ Though Hillsong’s direct Coldplay rip distracts quite a bit (see “Our God Is Love” which mirrors Viva La Vida’s “Lovers in Japan”), the package known as A Beautiful Exchange is difficult to deny. From high- energy anthems to soul-stirring ballads, a youthful vigor ignites this vertical collection and aims toward a younger demographic. - Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Greatness of Our God” 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 06.15.2010 ALM UK NAME ABovE All NAMES (InTEGrITy MUsIC/ PrOvIdEnT) 06.29.2010 HILLsOnG LIvE A BEAutiful ExChANgE (HILLsOnG/EMICMG) Worship 40 CCM