Rivers in the Wasteland is the fifth studio album from American Christian rock band Needtobreathe, released on April 15, 2014, through Atlantic Records, Curb Records and Word Records. The album was produced by the band along with Kevin Augunas, Ed Cash, Joe Chiccarelli and Jarrod Rettis at various studios.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Album chart, No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 49,000 copies in its first week. In addition, the album was awarded a five star rating from New Release Tuesday and a perfect ten squares from Tony Cummings of Cross Rhythms, and it was awarded four, four-and-a-half star ratings from Jesus Freak Hideout, a four star rating from CCM Magazine and a three-and-a-half star rating from AllMusic. However, PopMatters rated the album five discs out of ten.