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Norway Year End Charts


Entry:28/2012 (Position 15)
Last week in charts:28/2012 (Position 15)
Peak:15 (1 weeks)
Place on best of all time:6757 (26 points)
World wide:
nl  Peak: 52 / weeks: 1
no  Peak: 15 / weeks: 1
au  Peak: 2 / weeks: 8
nz  Peak: 24 / weeks: 10


28/2012: N 15.
HillsongHillsong: Discography / Become a fan

Live - Cornerstone28/2012151
United Zion10/201351
Live - Glorious Ruins28/201362
Y&F - We Are Young & Free41/2013101
No Other Name28/201461
United - Empires23/201571
A Million Suns
Alive In Us
All For Love
All My Hope
All Of The Above
Always Will
Amazing Love
Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise)
Born Is The King (It's Christmas)
Break Free
Came To The Rescue
Children Of The Light
Cry Of The Broken
Desperate People
Draw Me Closer
Endless Light
Fire Fall Down
For All Who Are The Come
Forever Reign
Go (Giving It Away)
God Is Able
Grace Abounds
Greater Than All
Hope Of The World
I Desire Jesus
I Give You My Heart
I Surrender
Joy To The World
King Of Heaven
Lead Me To The Cross
Light Will Shine
Like An Avalanche
Love Is War
Love Knows No End
Love So High
Mercy Mercy
Mighty To Save
My Heart Is Overwhelmed
Narrow Road
Never Let Me Go
Nothing Like Your Love
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Perfect Love
Point Of Difference
Praise Him
Rhythms Of Grace
Saviour King
Scandal Of Grace
Search My Heart
Stand In Awe
Stay And Wait
Take Heart
Tell The World That
The Difference
The Lost Are Found
The Time Has Come (Hillsong United)
This Is How We Overcome
Touch The Sky (Hillsong United)
Unending Love
Unified Praise (Hillsong + Delirious?)
United - Hosanna
United - Look To You
United - One Way
Up In Arms
With Us
You Are More
Young & Free - Alive
Young & Free - This Is Living
Young & Free - Wake
Your Unfailing Love
Zion (Interlude)
Chapel - Forever Reign
Chapel - Yahweh
Faith + Hope + Love
For All You've Done
God He Reigns - Live Worship From Hillsong Church
Live - A Beautiful Exchange
Live - Cornerstone
Live - Glorious Ruins
Live - God Is Able
Live - Mighty To Save
Look To You
No Other Name
Saviour King Live
This Is Our God
United - a_CROSS // the_EARTH: Tear Down The Walls
United - Aftermath
United - All Of The Above
United - Empires
United - Live In Miami
United - The White Album
United We Stand
United With Hearts As One
United Zion
Y&F - This Is Living [EP]
Y&F - We Are Young & Free
Average points: 3.5 (Reviews: 2)
Despite some upbeat songs such as 'Running' and 'Endless Light', I find this album highly depressing.
Songs like 'Greater Than All', 'I Desire Jesus' or 'Grace Abounds' could put me to sleep in a heart beat. Not because they are slow, but because nothing new or interesting is being said.... In fact that could be said for the whole album. We get it you love Jesus.... Love is good.... Blah blah blah.
Then again, that might just be because as a church, what else is there to sing about?
Last edited: 15.07.2012 13:05
This album marked a huge change for Hillsong. Rather than making polished albums and churning them out year after year, they finally discovered the concept of...singles!! "You mean, you can release an individual song and get radio to play it?!" "What a genius idea!" Humour aside, this is when Hillsong really began to raise their profile in the public sphere and also among Christian circles. Radio embraced their songs, churches began to pick up tracks for their services. While this had been done before, it hadn't been done on a very large scale until this album.

With a new direction targeting new audiences, this album had a very subtle shift compared to previous Hillsong albums, and for this example I will use "God Is Able." "God Is Able" was very completely and consistent, with the entire album being a very strong listen. With "Cornerstone," the attention was shifted to making individual tracks stronger (for potential singles), rather than building the strength of the album based on the entire tracklisting as a whole. This shift from thinking as an album to thinking as singles led to this album containing some of their most significant and strongest tracks in years, particularly "Cornerstone" becoming their most ubiquitous classic in the last few years.

This led to a few downfalls with this album though. With some songs so good, you'll have some not as good. This album had a fair few duds unfortunately, and consistency that really struggled to match "God Is Able." There are many times in this album where you'll have to sit through a few dull moments, eagerly waiting for the next satisfying highlight. I guess you can't have everything I guess. With a subtle new direction, it's always hard to get things good on the first try as well. As for the album after this though...

Sound wise, I like how Hillsong have continually developed their production techniques, and this would eventually come to full fruition with their subsequent albums ("Zion" and "Glorious Ruins"). "Running" and "Praise Him" really show their potential with upbeat tracks, which I really hope they do more of in the future. "Love So High," "I Surrender" and "Love Knows No End" really showcase their always brilliant ballad-writing and it's always good to know they can still nail their uplifting anthems (albeit their cliche formula) "Cornerstone."

I am still a little bitter that "Hope of the World" was the lead single of this. For a decision to make and release singles, this was a very poor choice and probably a hint that they still didn't understand the concept. That said, they certainly made the right choices with "Cornerstone" and "Running" being the follow-ups that were very well embraced. Indeed, basically everyone bar a few radio stations has already forgotten "Hope of the World" exists.

As I said, this album contains some of Hillsong's best ever, despite not being a very consistent album. Best tracks from me are: "Running," "Love So High," "Cornerstone," "Praise Him," "I Surrender," and "Love Knows No End."

Track listing:

1. Endless Light (6)
2. Beneath The Waters (I Will Rise) (6)
3. Cornerstone (6)
4. I Surrender (6)
5. Hope of the World (4)
6. All My Hope (3)
7. Grace Abounds (4)
8. Running (6)
9. Children of the Light (6)
10. Stand In Awe (4)
11. Love Knows No End (6)
12. Greater Than All (5)

Bonus tracks:
13. Love So High (6)
14. I Desire Jesus (5)
15. Praise Him (6)

Average: 5.26
Final Grade: A
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