Ironically, I had never heard anything by Phil Wickham when I purchased this CD (and I normally don't buy anything I haven't listened to). However, I read an article about Phil and discovered that his father was John Wickham, a member of one of my favorite "Jesus Music" groups in the early '70s. Overcome with nostalgia, I bought Phil's CD!!
I have to tell you, though, I love this CD. It probably goes without saying that it's NOTHING like his father's music. It's also nothing like most of the other music on the Christian market today, which is a GOOD thing. Some reviewers compare his voice and music style to Jason Morant, but I think his sound is much better than Morant's. The comparison to Coldplay is probably better. My 16 year old daughter, who happens to like Keane, sees some similarities between their music and Phil's.
All comparisons aside, I think Phil's voice and music are both somewhat unique. I'll close with an observation about the last cut on this release. Musically, "Holy, Holy, Holy" may be one of the simplest songs on the CD. However, it is hauntingly beautiful, and the lyrics provide a profound glimpse of the glory and majesty of God. What more could you ask for from a mere song?