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AC The City Harmonic We Are (Integrity) FOR FANS OF: Phil Wickham, Hillsong United QQQQ Colton Dixon The Calm Before The Storm (Capitol CMG) FOR FANS OF: Matthew West, Adam Levine, Phillip Phillips QQQQ In a unique twist of marketing, Colton Dixon packages and releases a set of acoustic alterna- tives and transformed remixes on the combined The Calm Before The Storm. Fans can enjoy all ten modifications of Dixon’s biggest songs on the aforementioned title, or purchase them sepa- rately on EPs simply named Calm and STORM, containing five tracks each. Both EPs feature hits from his two previously released albums, A Messenger and Anchor. If picking favorites, we like the peaceful and surprisingly engaging Calm. Drawing listeners in with his heartfelt vocals and signature piano skills, the American Idol alum also duets with sister and rising star Schyler Dixon on “You Are.” Together, the collection is a smart col- lision that provides a soundtrack to fit any mood of the day. –Kevin Sparkman WE LIKE: “Through All Of It” Five years ago, worship music fans first heard the promising Brit-pop influenced sound of The City Harmonic. The Canadian band formed when musicians from small churches around Hamilton, Ontario came together to play and write, and it wasn’t long until their anthemic songs touched hearts of believers all over North America. After winning several Covenant Awards and a Juno Award, The City Harmonic is now Canada’s preeminent worship band. Fortunately they’ve maintained their initial heart for unity in the church, as illustrated by their own background, on their new album, We Are. “We Are One,” “Manifesto,” and “One” are all musical gifts for the greater church to proclaim, with the latter ending with the familiar prayer of Jesus from John’s gospel, “make us one as you are one.” –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “One” CCMMagazine.com