Phrases like “renaissance man” and “quadruple threat” might seem a tad hyperbolic in reference to a largely unknown pop artist, but when a songwriter, record producer, filmmaker and showman like Steve Taylor emerges from two decades of relative musical silence with one of the most interesting rock records of the year, normal words fail.

After a decade pushing limits and bothering gatekeepers as an alternative Christian artist in the ’80s, Taylor decided to let the “real” music industry beat up…  [more]