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Rock Jon Foreman The Wonderlands (lowercase people) FOR FANS OF: Switchfoot QQQQ Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal - Live In New York City (Tooth & Nail Records) FOR FANS OF: Emery, Copeland, Paramore QQQQ Any longtime Anberlin fan is sure to recognize Never Take Friendship Personal as a crown jewel in the alternative rockers’ catalogue. It only makes sense for its tenth anniversary to be commemorated with this concert captured at The Gramercy Theatre. Not only does the collection boast the pleading vocals of charismatic front man Stephen Christian alongside the band’s anthemic delivery, but it also brings a slew of spiritually-probing, modern day classics to life, including “The Feel Good Drag” (which spent 29 weeks on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart and eventually reached #1). And considering Anberlin officially called it a day in 2014 (after seven albums and a dozen groundbreaking years together), this souvenir of sing-a-longs is likely to fill a sizeable fan void, until of course an inevitable reunion comes to fruition. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Paperthin Hymn” Over seven years have passed since Jon Foreman last stepped into solo waters. Now Sunlight wades out as the first of four seasonally themed EPs that will give the Switchfoot front man a proper home for songs set apart from the band. With 24 tunes in total, Foreman is matching his previous offerings in quantity and quality with the vulnerable series, The Wonderlands. Opening with the aforementioned Sunlight and closing with Dawn, Foreman’s new solo sets show a deep consideration of a life lived in both darkness and light. “Terminal,” the lead track, is an enchanting treatise on mortality and might just be among the best songs Foreman’s ever penned. “Caroline” is already a viral hit, and “All of God’s Children” provides a powerful unifying reminder that “all of God’s children shine underneath.” –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Terminal”