Reviews

|

The Same Love

The Same Love
Our Rating
4 Stars - Excellent
Average Rating
(not rated yet) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
April 3, 2012
Label
Columbia

Style: Modern rock-tinged worship; compare to Matt Redman and Chris Tomlin

Top tracks: "The Same Love," "We Are Saved," "Look Upon the Lord"

The heralded worship leader turns in another grand effort, the 13th album of a 20-plus-year career that's spawned standards such as "Open the Eyes of My Heart." Baloche's moody vocals are reminiscent of Switchfoot's Jon Foreman, which blends well with the album's modern-rock vibe. The endlessly catchy title track, an anthemic ballad declaring God's resilient love throughout history, is thematically central to the album. To that end, Baloche smartly mines strands of classic hymns ("Nothing but the Blood," "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," "My Hope Is Built"/"The Solid Rock") to augment his own push toward hymnal history. Pitch-perfect production, a heavenward focus—The Same Love delivers the goods.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Tags:
Posted:
Browse All Music Reviews By:
November
Subscribe to CT and get one year free.
Read These Next
Christianity Today
The Same Love
close
hide this
Access The Archives

Member-Only Access

Subscribe to Christianity Today to continue reading this article from CT's digital archives.