Empty

For more than a decade, dc Talk has dominated contemporary Christian music as one of the genre's most innovative acts.

For more than a decade, dc Talk has dominated contemporary Christian music as one of the genre's most innovative acts. This year, members Michael Tait, Kevin Max, and Toby McKeehan are each releasing solo albums before the group records its next project. First out of the gate is Tait, who serves as lead vocalist for a band he formed with guitarist Pete Stewart, drummer Chad Chapin, and bassist Lonnie Chapin. Steeped in modern rock, Empty spotlights memorable melodies, infectious hooks, and thought-provoking lyrics. Among the album's many highlights are "All You Got," "Alibi," "Bonded," "Unglued," and the title cut. Throughout, Tait's evocative vocals are well-suited to Stewart's guitar prowess and the Chapin brothers' rhythm section. This is such an engaging record that fans may hope Tait gets a chance to moonlight again soon.—DEP