CLC: Live, Servants of Praise (eOne/BMI)
by Christian Life Church
FOR FANS OF: William McDowell, Hillsong, Israel Houghton & New Breed
Rating: 3 Stars
Representative of its multicultural congregation, Christian Life Church’s first worship album recorded live at the mega-congregation’s homebase in Chicago incorporates a diverse roster of sounds. From the Calypso-tinged, “Higha,” to the corporate sing-along, “I’m Forgiven” and the sweet amalgamation of the Gaithers’ “There’s Something About That Name,” the recording’s live presence is palpable on stereo speakers — a testimony to CLC’s musical-service impact week to week.
– Andrew Greer
WE LIKE: “The Anthem”