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Switchfoot - Nothing is Sound, 7/10


Jan 16 2007, 07:34 AM (Post #1)
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Artist - Switchfoot
Album - Nothing is Sound
Year - 2005
Running Time - 51:04
Producer - John Fields
Members - Jon Foremon (lead vocals) - Tim Foremon - Chad Butler - Jerome Fontamillas - Andrew Shirley
Track List - "Lonely Nation" / "Stars" / "Happy Is a Yuppie Word" / "The Shadow Proves the Sunshine" / "Easier Than Love" / "The Blues" / "The Setting Sun" / "Politicians" / "Golden" / "The Fatal Wound" / "We Are One Tonight" / "Daisy"

Review - While this album was somewhat of a disappointment after their previous album (The Beautiful Letdown) pushed multiple songs onto radio, it still had several high points. The band continued their style of sending messages in their music that in places overshadowed the actual music they created, which was not a problem. This album and its tracks are very well written and composed, and on a whole dominates most other albums that are released in their genre. The best songs on this album are "Stars", "Easier Then Love", and "The Blues". The track titled "The Blues" quickly made its way onto my top ten song list, and is easily the best song on the album in my opinion.

Summary - This album is worth buying, and if you are a fan of the band, there will be no letdowns. Still, their previous album was better.
Score - 7/10
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Jan 16 2007, 08:41 PM (Post #2)
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Will you review any of the songs by themselves?

"The Beautiful Letdown" is one of my favorite CDs.
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Jan 16 2007, 09:47 PM (Post #3)
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Popular, mainstream artists that are on the radio normally have s*itty albums most of the time, aside from like 2 songs. This is why the iPod was created, for the mainstream bullcrap.

I'm not saying all mainstream artists are like this. I was just stating a point is all. I never did like Switchfoot all that much, but I don't have anything against them or their music. stongue.gif
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Jan 16 2007, 09:47 PM (Post #4)
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I like Switchfoot's "Dare You To Move". That songs speaks to a lot of people.
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Jan 16 2007, 10:50 PM (Post #5)
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For the sake of saving myself some trouble, I will only be reviewing individual songs that are on my top 25 list...but that won't be until the end of the week. I will post two more album reviews each night until Saturday.

Keep in mind I am only doing reviews on albums that I own...so if you want one of yours to get reviewed...I suggest you do it yourself. sbiggrin.gif Al, I plan to do the review for The Beautiful Letdown tomorrow. Tonight, I'm posting reviews for Story of the Year and Breaking Benjamin.
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Jan 16 2007, 11:33 PM (Post #6)
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Sweet. I'll be looking forward to your Beautiful Letdown review.
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Mar 18 2007, 02:19 PM (Post #7)
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Album reviews are better than song reviews anyway.

I liked their song, "Meant To Live". Was that on their old album?
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Mar 19 2007, 01:44 AM (Post #8)
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That was on their "A Beautiful Letdown" Album, released 2004 I believe.
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