Planetshakers Nothing Is Impossible: A Review of the Studio Album
Planetshakers is an Australian worship band that has been producing energetic and passionate praise and worship songs for over two decades. Their studio album, Nothing Is Impossible, released in 2011, is a testament to their faith and vision. The album features 13 tracks that range from rock anthems to intimate ballads, all centered on the theme of God's power and possibility.
The album opens with \"Power\", a catchy and upbeat song that declares God's greatness and authority. The song features a strong rhythm section, electric guitars, and synth sounds that create a dynamic and modern sound. The chorus is simple and memorable: \"You have the power to do the impossible / You have the power to do the miraculous\".
The title track, \"Nothing Is Impossible\", features guest vocalist Israel Houghton, a Grammy-winning gospel singer and songwriter. The song is a collaboration between Planetshakers and Houghton, who co-wrote and co-produced it. The song is a declaration of faith and confidence in God's ability to do anything. The song has a pop-rock feel, with a catchy melody and a sing-along chorus: \"Through You I can do anything / I can do all things / 'Cause it's You who gives me strength / Nothing is impossible\".
One of the highlights of the album is \"Running To You\", a powerful ballad that expresses the longing and desperation for God's presence. The song features lead vocalist Sam Evans, who delivers an emotional and heartfelt performance. The song builds up from a piano intro to a full-band climax, with soaring vocals and strings. The bridge is especially moving: \"I'm running to You / 'Cause You are the lover of my soul / I'm running to You / 'Cause You're all I ever want / You're all I ever need\".
The album also includes songs that celebrate God's favor, praise, victory, and salvation. Some of the standout tracks are \"You Are God\", \"No One Like You\", \"Favored\", \"Sound of Praise\", \"Song of Victory\", \"Hosanna\", and \"Come To Jesus\". The album closes with \"We Cry Out\", a beautiful appeal for revival among God's people and the nations of the world.
Nothing Is Impossible is a solid worship album that showcases Planetshakers' talent and passion for God. The album is energetic, sincere, encouraging, and inspiring. It comes highly recommended for anyone who loves worship music and wants to experience God's power and possibility.
The album was released on August 9, 2011 by Planetshakers Ministries International, Integrity Music and Columbia Records. [^1^] It was recorded in 2010 at Planetshakers Studios in Melbourne, Australia, and produced by Joth Hunt, the band's lead guitarist and vocalist. [^1^] The album features guest appearances by Israel Houghton, Andy Harrison, and Mike Pilmer. [^1^]
The album received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Mike Gill of Cross Rhythms gave the album a nine out of ten rating, praising the band's \"excitement and cutting edge professionalism\" and calling it \"a sonic feast for those with a taste for solid rock worship\". [^3^] Ganns Deen of GannsDeen.com gave the album a four-point review with twenty-five stars, stating that the album is \"energetic, sincere, encouraging, and inspiring\". Russ Hutto of The Worship Community also liked the album, saying that Planetshakers \"have again blazed a new trail to fresh, passionate, encouraging praise and worship\". [^2^]
The album was also a commercial success, reaching number one on the iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums chart in Australia and New Zealand. It also reached number 13 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and number 25 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums chart in the United States. The album sold over 10,000 copies in its first week of release. The title track, \"Nothing Is Impossible\", became a popular worship song around the world, and was nominated for a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year in 2012. aa16f39245