Style: Choral-ized gospel/pop/worship; compare to Andrae Crouch, Martha Munizzi, Michael W. Smith
Top tracks: "I'll Sing of Your Love" (w/ Israel Houghton), "Made to Live for You," "New Jerusalem"
Since its inception in the 1970s, the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has become famous for its weighty arrangements and smoking delivery of modern church anthems, selling millions of records and garnering a stash of Grammy and Dove awards as a result. Not bad for a choir. And for their sophomore pairing with worship-driven label, Integrity, the 300-member vocal movement invites R&B guests Israel Houghton and Jonathan Butler to join in on the celebration, effectively raising the roof with thirteen songs of soul-stirring worship. The only complaint to an otherwise fine praise project is that it remains full-force throughout—though a tender cameo from one of worship music's most sensitive leaders, Paul Baloche, provides temporary pause.1
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