Album: You Amaze Us
Genre: Adult Contemporary Christian
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Standout Tracks: “You Amaze Us”, “More and More of You”, “Just As I Am”, “Soon and Very Soon”
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Songwriting - 6/10
Originality - 6/10
Lyrics - 6/10
Performance - 8/10
Production - 7/10
Songs - 7/10
Album Flow - 7/10
You Amaze Us is the ninth studio recording veteran vocal trio Selah and features their trademark mix of classic hymns, worship anthems and contemporary ballads. The result is a pleasant (if occasionally flat) collection that doesn’t depart markedly from their signature vocal delivery. In terms of song selection, one can't fault great hymns; however, the new material is standard CCM that sometimes resorts to eye-rolling cliché. Still the performances are spot-on and best represented in the sparsest arrangements where voices are allowed to take center stage.
You Amaze Us is broadly appealing and will certainly please Selah's core audience. It doesn't venture off of their well-established approach, but you won't hear much grumbling.