Although I came back from GMA with a bag full of pre-release and sampler CD's I have to admit that these days, Third Day excepted, I don't listen to much new Christian music. My CCM supply is stuck firmly in the late 1990's and early 2000's, plus I don't tend to listen to many of the plethora of worship albums around! However, I do want to strongly recommend 3 albums that I have been listening to recently. One is from an American band, and the other two are from the UK.
Firstly, an album called Rescued Nation by a band from Holyfire ministries  in Hamden, CT. called Out of Hiding . These guys are managed by a friend of mine called Jeremiah LaCoille who interned at Ignite in Cardiff with me for a while. I caught up with Jeremiah and Out of Hiding on Third Day's recent tour at a concert in Albany,NY. They have the same passion that I have for seeing a rising generation ignited with a passion to worship God and serve Him.
Secondly, a CD/DVD project called The Universal Broadcast  from a great bunch of guys called YFriday  who come from Newcastle in the North East of England. They are a top-notch rock band who lead their audience into a place of worship. Lead singer Ken Riley co-wrote the now well acclaimed worship song Everlasting God (strength will rise when we wait upon the Lord)with Brenton Brown.
Thirdly, the first studio album from The Gathering Band, who are a band coming out of the Elim UK's youth department Serious4God .. The album is called Redeemed from Emptiness  and the executive producer of the project is Serious4God's national director and friend of mine, Mark Pugh. It's an album of original worship songs, with a bonus DVD too.
I'm currently on a couple of weeks of study for my Master's degree- this week "Pauline Pneumatology' and next week 'The Spirit in the Old Testament' - I'm enjoying the seminars greatly and looking forward to writing 2 research papers over the coming months.