The Holding Nothing Back album by Tim Hughes is an excellent addition to anyone’s worship music collection. Available as a CD and as mp3 downloads, you will definitely appreciate Hughes simple and easy worship style. The album contains the following 11 tracks: Happy Day, The Highest and the Greatest, Everything, Holding Nothing Back, Almighty God, God of Justice, Out of The Darkness, Center of It All, Living for Your Glory, Take the World, and a special feature of Brooke Fraser in the song “Clinging to the Cross.”
Holding Nothing Back Review:
The close to ten customers who wrote their thoughts for this contemporary Christian music collection gave it an average rating of 4.8 stars, with all of the reviewers giving it either a high 4.0-star rating or a perfect 5.0-star rating.
The reviewers generally loved Tim Hughes for his powerful lyrics, which were described as his finding ways to praise God while also bringing the listeners into dialoging with God. He was also commended for expressing his own weaknesses and inabilities. This third album of his was also confirmed to be a great selection of worship songs. One of the reviewers liked how the lyrics came through in a very powerful way, and sited his favorite songs in the album. Another buyer commented how there were some real “gems” in this CD, with “Clinging to the Cross,” “Everything,” and “God of Justice” making the entire price worth it already. The buyers also generally complimented him for the passion and God-centered songwriting that Hughes seemed to be gifted at. Another listener described this as a very enjoyable and melodic CD, fitting into the style of Christian music he enjoyed. At least one user shared how he had played this CD in his car for months, even up to the time he wrote the review, commenting that it was impossible to get bored with any of the songs in this album.
Meanwhile, one of the reviewers only commented that he did not like the Hillsong influence on this new CD, as he shared that Hughes himself conceded to writing some of the songs while he was in Australia with Hillsong. Still, he was willing to overlook that tiny “flaw” and appreciated how the CD sort of rocked out more than his other releases anyway. Another comment was that the songs tended to go through a similar pattern of starting out softly with one line repeated and increasing in intensity at each repetition. The reviewer conceded that it sounded good, but that it just happened a bit too often for his taste. Meanwhile, another reviewer felt that this album sounded a bit Delirious-influenced and lacked the sincerity that was evident in his first two albums; despite that, though, he still gave it a high 4.0-star rating.
Despite these minimal issues, we are confident that you will find this to be an enjoyable contemporary Christian music album for your worship times. If you have not heard of Tim Hughes, you can opt to listen to some samples before you purchase the entire album, but overall we trust you will not be disappointed.