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Nichole Nordeman – ‘Every Mile Mattered’ album review
5 Overall Score

Label:

Sparrow Records

For Fans Of:

Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Grant

We Like:

“Dear Me”

Nichole Nordeman – ‘Every Mile Mattered’ album review

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Longtime listeners already knew Nichole Nordeman is perhaps the most thought-provoking, faith-based storytelling treasure since the late Rich Mullins, though just a year before his untimely death, a seemingly unsuspecting Prince even discovered her gifts first hand when he covered “What If” somewhat out of the blue. Shortly thereafter, the singer-songwriter-pianist returned after a lengthy hiatus with 2015’s moving EP The Unmaking (buy), though after that mere tease, she’s truly back to full-time artistry on Every Mile Mattered (her first long player in twelve years—buy). Across a soundtrack of sublime piano pop and angelic vocals, Nordeman makes observations of the ordinary sound extraordinary, while candidly exposing her soul with a depth and vulnerability rarely shown in Christian music these days. In fact, “Dear Me” is destined to be her “Purple Rain,” if not a bedrock of the entire genre, as she chronicles coming of age in her faith in between pleas for spiritual inclusion and heart-wrenching cries for social justice, that if they were actually put into practice by even just those who profess similar beliefs, could literally change the entire world.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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