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5.0 out of 5 stars Reach for the stars, 20 May 2006
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emmett_316 (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Nothing Is Sound (Audio CD)
5ht album from Christian surf-rockers Switchfoot, Nothing Is Sound is possibly their best yet. Following on from the breakthrough Beautiful Letdown, the new album takes the same sounds and in my opinion, improves them greatly. From the drum-led Lonely Nation to the acoustic Daisy, via soon to be classics Stars and Politicians. Lyrically, Switchfoot keep up to their high standards; The Shadow Proves The Sunshine is a case in point. This should be the album that cements them into the music scene in England. Their earlier offerings are underrated and it is awesome to listen to the muscial journey that the band havce taken If you like this buy their earlier stuff, it gives a slightly different perspective of the same talent. Words can't truly do justice to Switchfoot. You'll just have to buy it and hear for yourself!

Best song: Stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting album, 3 Mar 2008
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This review is from: Nothing Is Sound (Audio CD)
It's definitely a good album with no poor songs on. Personally I prefer Learning to Breathe and A Beautiful Letdown. If you liked those, chances are you'd like this one too becuase the styles are fairly similar.

The songs are less catchy than on the other albums and slightly more strange which makes them interesting. I think it's one of those albums I'll grow to love with more listening.

Lonely Nation - my favourite track on the CD - literally what the title says - its a fairly upbeat song but with a sort of dark sound to it with quality music in the verses
Stars - a great catchy upbeat quite heavy song
Happy is a Yuppie Word - Not a brilliant song musically but good lyrics. Basically the jist of ecclesiastes.
The Shadow Proves The Sunshine - A slow song tht builds up. It's quite good an interesting one musically and lyrically a hopeful song on the album
Easier than love - upbeat, catchy in a wierd way - good lyrics about how society has misconceptions about love and sex.
The Blues - A slow song that goes into life's low points. It's good musically, although perhaps a little drawn out.
The Setting Sun - I like this one. It's quite upbeat and catchy, again in a wierd way.
Politicians - The heaviest song on the album about our broken world. "i pledge allegiance to a country without borders, without politicians," a reference to the kingdom of God.
Golden - A good upbeat soft rock song, perhaps comparable to Lifehouse or the like. Another song with positive lyrics.
The Fatal Wound - Another song about life's pain, musically brilliant a very good song on the album but unfortunately negative lyrically
We Are One Tonight - A good song that has fairly positive lyrics. Musically driving and uplifiting.
Daisy - Not one of my favourites. Its a slow quite song with an interesting use of chords and positive lyrics about redemption but for me it just drags on and does catch in.

All in all I would recommend this CD. If you already own The Beautiful letdown and/or Learning to Breathe, you may find it disappointing if you expect another one to be as good or better. It is however, definitely worth getting.

Pros:
Good, heartfelt lyrics
No rubbish songs
Musically quite varied
Wierd & wonderful
You dont discover everything after the first listen.

Cons:
Lyrically quite negative - a lot about pain, not much about the solution
Some songs not very catchy (this can be a good thing though as the songs can be surprising)
Rhythmically less creative than Learning to Breathe
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Switchfoot are back, 14 Jan 2006
This review is from: Nothing Is... (Audio CD)
This album really is Switchfoot at their best. We've seen Switchfoot making their mark in Britain over the last few years since they worked their way onto the Spiderman 2 soundtrack. Now they've released this awesome album. It's Christian no doubt and thats a good thing. It takes popular Christain music away from the somewhat similar Delirious?, Tim Hughes and Matt Redman. Switchfoot are lively and thought provoking. An album definately worth purchasing, especially at these low prices. Highlights include: 'Stars', 'The Shadow Proves the Sunshine', 'The Setting Sun' and the superb 'Golden'. But in all seriousness every song on this cd is worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a winner, 5 Oct 2005
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i have been a fan of swithfoot sinse i heard one of their songs ' dare you to move' from a oc advert. but this album is great! if u like their stuff then you wont be dissapointed with this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent album, 13 Dec 2005
This review is from: Nothing Is... (Audio CD)
Switchfoot just keep getting better. This album is the most commercial to date with loads of catchy tunes that stick in your head. It's not as overtly Christian as previous albums - whether this is a good thing or not will depend on your point of view. It is, however, very thought provoking e.g. "happy is a yuppie word" directly challenges society's views on what makes a worthwhile life. I remember when these guys were the support for Delirious!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent follow up to their last offering!, 10 Oct 2005
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Togger (Darwen, Lancs, UK) - See all my reviews
This album had the unenviable task of following in the footsteps of last year's "Beautiful Letdown" but I can assure you it is no LETDOWN!All the tracks here hook you from the word go and leave you craving more.I am well pleased with this from a band I only heard about whilst on holiday in the States....the sooner the UK wakes up to these the better!
And this after only ONE playing!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Switchfoot Album, 20 Aug 2007
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Amazon Customer (Belfast, Antrim United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Nothing Is Sound (Audio CD)
If you liked Dare You To Move or Meant to Live you'll love this. There isn't a poor track on the album. My favourites are Stars, Blues, Setting Sun ,Politicians and We are One Tonight.I'd advise you to give it a go. You won't be disappointed.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing album, 7 Oct 2005
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I have had this for a few weeks now, and have listened to it almost constantly. Before I got it I had never heard of Switchfoot, but I they are now one of my favourite bands. I personally like every track on the album, but I suppose 'Politicians' and 'We Are On Tonight' are the best.
I recommend this album to anyone into this kind of music!
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