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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Album Review:Until The Whole World Hears

Artist:Casting Crowns

Songwriters and composers:Roger Glidewell, Bernie Herms, Jason McArthur, Ed Cash, Matt Armstrong, Jason Ingram, Michael Bleaker, Stuart Garrard, Matt Bronleewe, Sam De Long, Tauese Tofa, Omega Levine, Mark Hall

Genres:Praise & worship, Christian rock

Notes:Album art taken from the official site.

General thoughts:This is mostly what you would expect from Casting Crowns by now, and doesn't cover much new ground. It's entirely praise and worship, which while not necessarily bad, in this case it leaves out some of the emotion present on older albums.

Overall, I'd recommend listening to it once and downloading what's good.

Track Listing

1. Until The Whole World Hears
Thoughts:This expresses a desire to sing for Christ until, well, you saw the title. It's not bad.
2. If We've Ever Needed You
Thoughts:This cries to God during a crisis. Not bad.
3. Always Enough
Thoughts:This is simple acknowledgement of the hope and love God offers. It's a little slow, and not that great.
4. Joyful, Joyful
Thoughts:This expresses adoration of God. It doesn't offer much lyrically beyond the chorus.
5. At Your Feet
Thoughts:This is about taking every painful and negative thing to Christ. I can't really find much about this song I love.
6. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
Thoughts:Just general praise for Christ's sacrifice and love. Decent song.
7. Holy One
Thoughts:Things pick up a little here. It's not too bad.
8. To Know You
Thoughts:"To know You is to want to know You more". Not bad.
9. Mercy
Thoughts:Here, someone remembers that God's mercy saved them. Not bad either.
10. Jesus, Hold Me Now
Thoughts:This asks Jesus to make Himself known to the speaker. Many of the lyrics are taken straight from "Prodigal", reducing its quality.
11. Blessed Redeemer
Thoughts:And so comes Casting Crowns female-lead song, about Christ's sacrifice. It's good, even the best on the album.
12. Shadow Of Your Wings
Thoughts:This is the most rock-tastic track. It feels a little out of place, but it's a decent listen.

So what was your opinion?

© 2015 by M.R.R.

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