Lift

Yet again Audio Adrenaline delivers an album that will further ensure its status as a church youth group favorite.

Yet again Audio Adrenaline delivers an album that will further ensure its status as a church youth group favorite. Though not touted as a praise-and-worship album, Lift is the most vertical collection the group has ever recorded. Many of the album's 13 tracks are characteristically uptempo, such as lead single "Beautiful" and the incredibly carefree "Summertime." Slower songs like "Speak to Me" and "Tremble" provide unexpectedly poignant moments, while the well-crafted "Ocean Floor" finds Audio Adrenaline paying musical homage to its British influences. Though spotty at times, Lift will assuredly find a receptive home at Christian retail this holiday season and well into the new year.—HK