Label: Fair Trade/Columbia
Hawk Nelson may not be the band it once was (their alumni roster is bigger than the lineup featured here), but that doesn't mean it isn't still capable of making great music. On Diamonds, the guys prove their pop prowess and absolutely shine. While there are spiritual themes of forgiveness and grace woven throughout the lyrics, the feel is decidedly fun. Even heavier topics are tackled in a joyful way. In the end, the album title is a great metaphor for the band itself: Beneath all the sparkle is an unparalleled strength. Don't miss "Drops in the Ocean" and "Just Getting Started."