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The Danielson Famile is a band that plays a quirky blend of Indie pop and gospel music. The members of the band are Daniel Smith and his siblings Megan Smith, David Smith, Rachel Smith (Rachel Galloway), Andrew Smith, wife Elin K. Smith, and friend Chris X. Smith (Chris Palladino). Recently, Sufjan Stevens has joined the band as an adopted member of the family, playing banjo on the album "Brother is to Son" and touring with them when possible.

In Daniel Smith's final year at Rutgers University, he experienced a spiritual reawakening and decided to create music. The album "A Prayer for Every Hour" was submitted as his thesis and received an A. While their lyrical content is unabashedly Christian, the Famile has nevertheless received strong press and support from the mainstream audience due to their musical inventiveness.

As demonstrated on the "Tri-Danielson" albums, there are two other facets to the Danielson sound other than the "Famile":

Brother Daniel: Daniel's "solo act", featuring sparser arrangements and meditative lyrics. Featured on "Brother is to Son."
Danielsonship: incorporates several guest musicians and a large choir, and has a slightly harder edge than the other incarnations.


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Overall Rating computed from Album Ratings
Year Title Rating Views
2011 The Best Of Gloucester County 728
2008 Trying Hartz 761
2005 Ships 998
2004 Brother Is To Son 699
2001 Fetch the Compass Kids 897
2001 Flip Flop Flim Flam (single) 817
1999 Insound Tour Support Series with Soul Junk 838
1999 Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha/Omega) 908
1999 Tri-Danielson!!! (Omega) 817
1998 Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha) 910
1995 A Prayer for Every Hour 1043

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