Good collection, but weak songs | Posted November 24, 2007
Wow hits 2008 is the collection of all the Christian hits in 2008, even though the songs were released in 2007. The first disc is all worship music, and even though these songs were hits, does that make this album a good one?
Chris Tomlin starts everything off with his hugely popular "made to worship" a song which casts aside everything Christians are supposed to do, to only worship. A mistake of a song, which is not even that impressive musically. The over played "Praise you in this storm" is great song by casting crown, and Rush of fools debut hit "undo" is a also a nice song.
"Mountain of God" by third Day and "hold fast" by MercyMe are pretty weak songs, not to mention annoying to listen to over and over again. Natalie Grant has a nice voice on a silly song (awaken), while "find your wings" is a nice song by Mark Harris about letting go. Mathew West's song History is not super impressive in any way but it's pretty good.
A bunch of popular Christian artists, headed by Third day's Mac Powell, formed the band Glory Revealed who came out with the Scripture based song "by his wounds" which is pretty repetitive. "every time I breath" is a solid song by Big Daddy Weave. "Walking her home" by Mark Shultz is sappy, "Come to the cross" by Michael W. Smith is not very good, and Aaron Shust's "give it all away" is not as good as his dove awarded song "my savior my God".
Wow hits really tails off in its second half with artist like Selah, John Waller, and Britt Nicole end it. Unfortunately 2007 really did not have a lot of great Christian Worship hits, but a pretty good collection though.