Anyways, 2013 gave us plenty of new music in the gospel genre, for good and bad. And usually when I talk about music by Hillsong it's because I'm making bad jokes about cliched worship bands and church v. concert comparisons. I will say that out of the three or so albums the Sydney-based Hillsong Church has released every year over the past twenty years, I've heard some pretty bland ones.
When I saw that United (Hillsong's other band that's not called Hillsong Live) had a new album called Zion, I decided to get on Spotify and give it a shot, just to be sure it was mediocre.
I'll be willing to swallow my pride and say this is really good. I enjoyed the entire album--do we still call them that?--especially "Oceans" perhaps because I was able to connect with the song's message as a sincere prayer.
So here it is. Sorry, Hillsong, for all the things I said about you.