I picked up Switchfoot’s new cd, Nothing is Sound when it came out last week, and I have to say, I’m impressed, though I’m not sure I like it as much as Beautiful Letdown…yet.
Switchfoot is probably my favorite band (no, contrary to what some might think, it’s not Michael W. Smith anymore) right up there with Jars, Lifehouse, and the Calling.
Lem wrote his thoughts on the Switchfoot’s new cd, and while I’m no music geek like he is, I just wanted to put in my two cents. I have a little different take on things: while he thought six or seven of the songs on Beautiful Letdown were great and Nothing is Sound was good “through and through,” I’m feeling the exact opposite. None of the songs in Nothing is Sound gave me the same feeling of awesomeness that This is Your Life did when I heard it for the first time. And I didn’t think a couple of the songs were that great. That, and also the fact that Nothing is Sound doesn’t have this year’s 15th remix of Dare You to Move.
That said, Nothing is Sound is an excellent album, opening just like Beautiful Letdown did with a nice get-you-going song, Lovely Nation which leads right into the now familiar single, Stars. The very next song Happy is a Yuppie Word was just as good. The Switchfoot website has some great clips of each of the songs–give them a listen then buy the cd!
Oh, and some people, including Oliver were saying that they weren’t able to import the songs into iTunes, but Lem and I both imported them fine with no problems.
What’s the deal there…? The deal there is there some sort of forced copy protection on the non-dual-disc version of the album. Here’s a nice way to get around it–don’t feel bad–it comes straight from Switchfoot.