Response by Phil Wickham | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com

Buy Music Now At FamilyChristian.com Buy Christian Books and Music Online Shop Now At Amazon Buy Christian Music On iTunes

ADVERTISEMENT

Response [edit]
by Phil Wickham | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: October 04, 2011
 

Response is the worship album Phil Wickham fans have been asking for. Wickham offers his fourth studio album with trademark poetic lyrics and infectious melodies. Response is a collection of powerful and emotive vertical worship songs with honest messages, nothing short of what Wickham fans have come to expect from this singer/songwriter/worship leader. The perfect grouping of songs for the church along with radio-friendly hits such as "At Your Name" co-written with Tim Hughes.

Track Listing
Click here to add a video. Click to add lyrics if not listed.
01. Heaven Fall Down
02. Joy
03. One God
04. At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)
05. This Is The Day
06. All I Want Is You
07. God of Our Salvation
08. Sun and Moon
09. This Love Will Last Forever
10. All I Am
11. The Victory

Entry last edited by Velmeran on 10.10.11

Christian CD Reviews
(2) Total Review(s) | Average NRTeam Rating:
Rated 4 Stars
Add Your Review Join The NRTeam
 
Sort Reviews By: Most Helpful | Most Recent | Showing reviews 1 through 10 of 2:  

Phil Wickham [Response] | Posted October 03, 2011
After selling a quarter million albums and over a half million song downloads to date, a chart topping radio single, receiving accolades for his previous three albums, Fair Trade Services’ recording artist Phil Wickham returns with his latest album Response. Wickham provides listeners with eleven tracks that seek to give a voice to humanity’s acceptance of God’s love in any circumstance. In the same way that the Psalms offer expressions of joy, sorrow, repentance, hope and victory, Response gives a voice to the appreciation and adoration of God in every chapter of life. Wickham’s last two albums Cannons (2007) and Heaven & Earth (2009), were among my top 10 albums of those years. The first single from Response, “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)” is a surefire hit song which Wickham co-wrote with Tim Hughes. It’s exactly the type of catchy corporate worship song I’ve come to love from Phil Wickham, like “Cannons” and “You’re Beautiful.” The song is instantly sing-able and worshipful with a great chorus, “Lord of all the earth, we shout Your Name, shout Your Name, Filling up the skies, with endless praise, endless praise, Yahweh, Yahweh, we love to shout Your Name, oh Lord.” The first three songs, “Heaven Fall Down,” “Joy” and “One God” all flow together with a Brit-rock musical style and some more electronic pop like we heard in “Eden” and “Heaven and Earth,” but without the harder rock edge this time, which for me is the one thing lacking from this otherwise solid album.

“This Is The Day” and “All I Want Is You” are mid-tempo pop/rock songs that express Phil’s reflections and Christian worldview. “All I Want Is You” is filled with Phil’s sincere yearning, “we all want something more, there’s something more, we’re searching for. You’re so much more, You, All I ever wanted, All I ever needed…All I want is You.” “God Of Our Salvation” would fit on any Hillsong UNITED album. It includes the theological truth, “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, You are the God of our salvation, You have conquered, You have risen, You are the God of our Salvation.” It takes until track eight, “Sun & Moon” to hear my favorite musical style by Phil Wickham, an acoustic guitar based worship ballad. It has a similar feel to “The Light Has Come” and “You’re Beautiful” and is my favorite song on the album. The song has Phil’s signature vocal break as he prayerfully belts out “God, I want to feel You now, God I need a miracle, take my heart, make it glow, shine Your light from the inside out. You are the Sun, I want to be the moon, I want to be more like You.” “This Love Will Last,” “All I Am” and “The Victory” close out this very relaxing, sometimes mellow album. For me, there aren’t the big emotional moments that I experienced with “True Love,” “Cielo” and “Heaven Song” from the last two albums and overall it reminds me much more of Phil’s debut self-titled album with many of the songs having that more laid-back style.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

Phil Wickham’s enthusiastic and reverent style of writing and singing praise and worship songs has consistently been a draw for me. Wickham’s prayerful sentiments are consistently filled with his personal adoration of God. Response is no exception. Several of these songs should be added to your Sunday morning worship set, especially “Heaven Fall Down,” “One God,” “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh) and the gorgeous ballads “Sun & Moon and “The Victory.”



Comments (0)Add Comment | Is This Review Helpful? Yes | No

Response | Posted September 19, 2013
 It is really great to see artists growing. This album is a display of how Phil Wickham is growing and developing as an artist. As for the songs, I first heard some of them on the Shane & Shane tour promos, so I was expecting a high quality recording of the trio. Though Shane & Shane do not feature on this album they are not too sorely missed as Phil Wickham does the songs justice. This Is The Day is so catchy, I can happily put it on repeat. That being said, All I Want Is You is my favourite track from Response; it is mellow, nice harmonies and the lyrics reflect the answer that this generation is searching for. 

Comments (0)Add Comment | Is This Review Helpful? Yes | No
NRTeam Review RSS Feed
Showing reviews 1 through 10 of 2:  
Christian Music On YouTube Christian Music On Facebook Christian Music On MySpace Christian Music On Twitter Christian Music On Google+
ADVERTISEMENTS

NewReleaseTuesday.com on Twitter NewReleaseTuesday.com On MySpace NewReleaseTuesday.com On FaceBook NewReleaseTuesday.com On YouTube
Home | About NRT | NRT Radio | Advertising Information | Privacy & Site Terms | NRTeam Policies | Contact Us
Become An NRTeam Member | Subscribe To Newsletter | Christian Music RSS Feeds
©2002-14 NewReleaseTuesday.com, A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

Christian Music On Google+ Follow Us On Twitter Follow Us On Facebook Follow Us On YouTube Follow NRT On Shoutlife