This album is one of the best albums I have heard in a long time. I am very picky about my music: it has to have good vocal quality, and it has to have good message. This one also has good rhythm and passionate arrangements. Mandisa's first album, True Beauty, I was not too crazy about. A little more of a black gospel sound, I felt it was more all over the place. Freedom, on the other hand, has a pop sound, a good beat, great vocals, great passion, and just overall together. Many CCM songs compromise message in order to get a cool sound, leaving a song lifeless for the person that needs their music for inspiration. This album has got it all! My daughter and I do interpretive dance to it. Love it!