I Need Words
Label: Six Steps (SIX)
For such a quiet, unassuming work, no one could have guessed the impact Crowder's debut had in blazing a trail for the "praise and worship" genre. The hype surrounding the album was payback for a band that favors more idiosyncratic tracks (as opposed to just amping up already popular P&W songs). "Undignified" rocks, and "Our Love Is Loud" launched a tour of the same title.