Needtobreathe – The Reckoning (Warner Music Canada)

Needtobreathe are one of only a handful of Christian acts that have successfully crossed over to the mainstream. In listening to The Reckoning, it is pretty clear why mainstream audiences have begun to embrace them. The band’s arena-ready rock songs soar on every one of The Reckoning’s 14 tracks, effortlessly combining Southern-rock influences with definitive nods to straight ahead rock n roll. If the Christian tag scares you for whatever reason, Needtobreathe are not ones to preach or be overbearing with their beliefs. While their message may be subtle, the fact of the matter is they are able to attract new fans with each new record because of their ability to write songs that will be stuck in your head for days on end.