Jan 10, 2012 CD Reviews
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11 songs, 36 minutes
Grade – A+
For the past five years, Phil Wickham has set the bar high for worship music with his mixture of acoustic melodies, singable choruses, and beautiful lyrics. Response follows directly in the same vein with more of an airy pop sound, but all the talent fans have come to expect from the San Diego songwriter.
The album begins with back to back upbeat tracks “Heaven Fall Down” and “Joy” which segue nicely into “One God”, a dance-y, fun chorus reminiscent of several tracks from Wickham’s last album Heaven & Earth. “This Is The Day” calls Christians to action to boldly proclaim the gospel to a lost world. “All I Want Is You” and “All I Am” are slightly slower, but both fit perfectly with their messages of surrender and desire for more of God to shine through. Perhaps one of the best songs on the album, “Sun and Moon” features a slight build with each verse and beautiful lyrics about reflecting God’s love. The closing track “The Victory” ends the album perfectly by once more proclaiming Christ’s victory over death and gift of eternal life.
Overall, Response is a beautiful story of the heart’s response to God’s love. Phil Wickham has once again created a worshipful masterpiece that will please both longtime fans and new listeners alike.
– Elise F.