Rock ‘n’ roll may be suffering in the mainstream arena — only one rock release is competing for the album of the year Grammy — but rock acts are doing better on the Christian charts.

Casting Crowns claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s year-end Christian Albums recap with its 2009 release, “Until the Whole World Hears.” This is the fourth year the Georgia-based band has led the annual tally.

The remainder of the top 10 is dominated by such rock acts as Skillet, which takes the No. 2 spot with “Awake”; funk rock pioneer tobyMac at No. 4 with “Tonight”; Flyleaf at No. 5 with “Memento Mori”; Switchfoot at No. 7 with “Hello Hurricane”; and Kutless with its worshipful “It Is Well” at No. 9.

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