****** This was the first Hillsong I came across and wow was it a good one to start with! Feeling compelled to finally give their albums a chance, this was their latest one at the time and I do not regret it a single bit! This is quite textbook Hillsong as far as the sound of this album goes but that doesn't mean they can't pull off stunning albums with their classic sound. To me, this album had the perfect mix: excellent combinations of upbeat and slow; different vocalists bringing something unique to each track (although I personally would've liked some Matt Crocker); very well done production, all held together by beautiful vocal melodies and lyrics. The album is very consistent throughout with heaps of great highlights to top.
What's more frightening is that they have some albums even better than this. However, as a 'whole package,' this is one of the tightest Hillsong albums with consistency that other albums will struggle to reach. I also cannot emphasise how stunning the tracklist gets especially from "The Difference" (bar "Alive In Us").
Highlights: You Are More, The Difference, Rise, My Heart Is Overwhelmed, Cry of the Broken.
1. Rise (6) 2. With Us (4) 3. Unending Love (6) 4. The Lost Are Found (6) 5. God Is Able (5) 6. The Difference (6) 7. Alive In Us (4) 8. You Are More (6) 9. Narrow Road (6) 10. My Heart Is Overwhelmed (6) 11. Cry of the Broken (6)