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Hillsong Worship - No Other Name [Review]

Hillsong Worship - No Other Name [Review]

By Barry Westman on July 02, 2014

For over 25 years, Hillsong Church has been producing a live worship recording for the church under the banner of Hillsong Live. Even though it has a new name now (Hillsong Worship), the idea is the same. The debut release of Hillsong Worship is called No Other Name, and it is a great resource for the church with 11 brand new songs of worship that lift the Name of Jesus high.  

Overall, the tone of the album is a bit more subdued than previous Hillsong albums.  I kept waiting to hear that upbeat opener, but it never came. All of the songs are slow ballads, or mid-tempo driving anthems.  That isn't necessarily a negative comment, but if you’re looking for a lot of new upbeat songs, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

Instead, No Other Name takes you on a journey, reflecting on various aspects of the faith, including what we believe in. The promise of Heaven and the victory over death in “Heaven and Earth”, and God’s grace is in a beautiful song that you can easily get lost in called “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)”.  The majesty of His name is praised in the title track, “No Other Name”, and the cross is lifted high in “Calvary.”

All of these songs would work well in a congregational worship setting.  One of the highlights of the album is a song of thanksgiving called “Thank You Jesus”, where the verse, chorus and especially the bridge pull you into a whole-hearted response of praise for all that Christ has done for us with its beautiful lyrics, vocals, and infectious rhythms.  Even though this album still has the stadium worship feel on many songs, it also has an intimate sound on several songs that would work in any setting.

No Other Name is an album that is best listened to when you have a good pair of headphones, and some time to just immerse yourself in worship and be led on a journey of exalting the only Name that is worthy of praise, Jesus!

Disclosure: A copy of this album was provided by the record label or artist for review purposes. The iTunes widget above is a part of an affiliate program. If you purchase the album through the widget, a small percentage of the sale will benefit All About Worship.

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Barry Westman

Barry Westman

Barry has served in worship ministry for 20 years, currently serving as Worship Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Janesville, Wisconsin. He was born and raised in Minnesota, husband to Tina, and father to three beautiful children - Chad, Emily and Olivia. He usually leads worship from the keyboard and loves to play board games!

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