Exodus

Riding the crest of the boy-band phenomenon, Plus One debuted in 2000 with "The Promise," quickly becoming Christian music's best-selling new act as well as the 2001 Dove Award winner for new artist o

Riding the crest of the boy-band phenomenon, Plus One debuted in 2000 with "The Promise," quickly becoming Christian music's best-selling new act as well as the 2001 Dove Award winner for new artist of the year. Following 2002 album "Obvious" and a Christmas collection, members Jason Perry and Jeremy Mhire departed. Now a trio, Plus One's Nate Cole, Nathan Walters and Gabe Combs successfully make the transition from buoyant popsters to impressive rockers. Working with Peter Furler and Jeff Frankenstein of the Newsboys, Plus One has crafted a solid album that showcases the members' musicianship, songwriting and vocals. The trio delivers a particularly effective version of the worship standard "Here I Am." Other winners include "Be Love" and "Like a Kite." A triumph of substance over style, "Exodus" signals the beginning of a new chapter for Plus One.—DEP