Rush of Fools [Wonder Of The World]
Posted February 09, 2009
By KevinDavis_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Rush of Fools has made quite an impression with 2 albums in less than 2 years, including an impressive self-titled debut album that made several top 10 lists in 2007 with the stand-out songs “Undo”, “We All” and “When Our Hearts Sing”. The band was nominated for best new artist of 2007 and “Undo” was nominated for song of the year. That is a pretty hard act to follow and if you liked “Rush of Fools” as much as I liked it, you probably had pretty high expectations for their newest album “Wonder of The World”, released September 16, 2008.
For awhile, I only had the title track and had to remind myself I was listening to Rush of Fools when the song came on in a playlist as the sound and style of the song is different from the first album. Now, the second single “Lose It All” is doing very well and although also has a different sound, reminds me why I like this band so much. I downloaded the entire album “Wonder of The World” about 1 month ago and I highly recommend it. The opening song “There Is Nothing” sets the tone nicely for the album with the biblical and uplifting lyrics “There is no wilderness, no desert place, no sickness, There is no sinking ship, no history, no weakness, That You can’t save me from”. The entire album is full of very worshipful and uplifting lyrics such as the opening line of “Wonder of The World”: “Father, How can it be that You are Father to me, Savior, How can it be that You are, Savior for me, Everything I need”.
Every song has a similar sentiment of praise and worship to our Savior set to catchy melodies and sung with emotion by Wes Willis who co-wrote every song with fellow band member Kevin Huguley and producer and songwriter Jason Ingram. One song I keep coming back to is “Lose It All”, which is one of the highlights of the album and very catchy, upbeat and worshipful. The second half of the album is pretty mellow and contemplative and I enjoy listening to the entire album in order and sharing in the worship experience with the band. I’m looking forward to seeing them in concert the next time they come to my area.
If you like Building 429, Ruth, Sanctus Real and Above The Golden State, then you should really enjoy this solid worship album. I score it 88% out of 100%, solid B+.
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