I don’t believe in affirmative action for “Christian” music– it should be held to the same standards as “secular” music. And by those standards–let’s admit it–the majority of contemporary Christian music is mediocre at best.
But there are a few bright spots out there. Here’s a clip from Underoath, a Christian hard/metalcore band out of Florida who are pretty good (though a touch emo-ish).
(Sorry, couldn’t get it to embed.)