Music & Culture
8 Worship Albums Every Believer Should Own
Written by Dave Herrmann | April 6, 2015
If you’re a Christian, there’s no doubt that worship music plays a huge part of your daily walk. With so many great worship albums out there, we wanted to round up eight essential ones you SHOULD own!
1. Hillsong United, Zion
The #1 spot on this list belongs to the Michael Jordan of worship music, Hillsong United. Zion was released in 2013, but quickly rose up the ranks with the hit song “Oceans.”
2. Chris Tomlin, Arriving
No list can exclude one of the most played worship artists, Chris Tomlin. He’s had some amazing albums, but one of his first, Arriving, takes the cake. With songs like “How Great Is Our God” and “Indescribable,” this was a easy inclusion.
3. Matt Redman, Blessed Be Your Name
Matt Redman is like The Beatles of the worship music genre. It’s hard to not find a single song you cannot like. In fact, we sing a lot of his worship songs weekly in churches. I’m sure you’re already humming the words to “Blessed Be Your Name,” aren’t you?
4. Jeremy Camp, We Cry Out
Jeremy Camp is just one of those consistent artists. He’s kind of like that friend of yours who, no matter what, will always want to go to Chick-fil-A on Sundays, despite knowing they are closed on Sundays!
5. All Sons & Daughters, Season One
From the first to the last track, this worship album is perfect for those days when you just need a little “God pick-me-up.” This is that album for when you feel like you’re not enough. This is that album you turn on after things just don’t seem to be going right.
6. Phil Wickham, Phil Wickham
The vocal range that Phil Wickham possesses is a gift from God beyond measure. His breakthrough album is chock full of hits, including “Always Forever” and “Divine Romance.” If you live in Southern California, you most likely sing Phil in your church weekly.
7. Kutless, Strong Tower
If you attended a youth group event from 2005 to 2010, there’s a 99 percent chance you were worshiping to one of Kutless’s records. The album Strong Tower was by far the most memorable. Rekindle the nostalgia with this worship record!
8. David Crowder Band, Church Music
No essential worship-album list can omit the David Crowder Band. It was a tough draw to determine which album would make this list. However, we have to seed it to Church Music for its awesome renditions of “How He Loves” and the happiest tune around, “Oh, Happiness.”
What would you add to this list?