The Same Paul Baloche Sound | Posted March 16, 2012
"The Same Love starts off with the title track, which I really, really like. It's quite a fun foot-tapping song and would be a great addition for worship services. We Are Saved continues the fast praise pace. I couldn't hear the Ben Fielding vocals though. King of Heaven slows down the tempo nicely and is very well blended with the All Sons & Daughters vocals. All Because of The Cross is a remake of classic hymn "Nothing but the Blood." But Paul Baloche's added chorus is nothing to shout about. Your Blood Ran Down is a really simple, short song, but can sound kinda monotonous. My Hope is an awesome version of "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less." Kathryn Scott's vocals was great with Paul Baloche's. Oh Our Lord which also featured All Sons & Daughters, was great! All Sons & Daughters also put this song on their new album "Season One." Christ the Lord was kinda cliche, not very lyrically creative. Reign In Me was pretty much the same as Christ the Lord and Jason Ingram's vocals didn't do much to help the song. Just Say was beautiful and the Angela Krusi & Brothers McClurg vocals made the song really good. Loved By You was also another nice song, it was one of the most worshipful songs on the album. Look Upon the Lord was beautiful, and Kari Jobe helped take the song from beatiful to AMAZING! Shout For Joy was an okay cover of the Lincoln Brewster song. It wasn't amazing, but it was not too bad.
Overall, Paul Baloche's latest record was thoroughly worshipful, beautiful in some parts, draggy in others. This album isn't for casual listening, but it's a great soundtrack to your quiet time.