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Unread 02-07-2007, 04:23 PM   #16
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Oh! Gravity

I just jumped into Switchfoot and have thier 3 new CDs. I like this one a lot, but I just want to know why everyone didn't like Nothing Is Sound? I think its there best. The one thing I was disapointed with on this CD was that there was a lack of their trademark molten lava heart shaking, mind blowing, intro riffs (Meant To Live, Stars, Politicians). Kind of lacking some very memorable guitar (though that goofy Oh! Gravity riff sticks in your head). All in all I give it a 9. Excellent stuff.
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Unread 02-21-2007, 05:03 PM   #17
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good CD in my opinion it was the best CD overall.
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Unread 02-21-2007, 05:05 PM   #18
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I just jumped into Switchfoot and have thier 3 new CDs. I like this one a lot, but I just want to know why everyone didn't like Nothing Is Sound? I think its there best. The one thing I was disapointed with on this CD was that there was a lack of their trademark molten lava heart shaking, mind blowing, intro riffs (Meant To Live, Stars, Politicians). Kind of lacking some very memorable guitar (though that goofy Oh! Gravity riff sticks in your head). All in all I give it a 9. Excellent stuff.
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Yah there new stuff rocked, but the true switchfoot is in there first three albums.
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Unread 04-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #19
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I now have (and have listened intensley) to the first three Switchfoot albums and I really like them a lot. Having heard those, I would agree that Beautiful Letdown and Nothing Is Sound seems to have been a little bit of a departure for them, but Oh! Gravity, seems to be thier return. Thier past stuff was quirky, original, and catchy, and Oh! Gravity certainly is quirky and original...and most songs are pretty catchy. All in all, Oh! Gravity is probably my third favorite album, behind NIS and LTB.
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Unread 04-12-2007, 02:56 PM   #20
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Unread 04-13-2007, 08:26 AM   #21
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At first, I almost hated the album. But I've grown to like it. So I say "8". I still like their last two CDs a bit better, though. But this one has some great tracks on it.
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Unread 06-20-2007, 04:56 PM   #22
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This CD brought new-school Switchfoot back into the top tier of music. TBL and NIS were not great albums. Okay, not great. But now I can appreciate NIS for what it was: growing pains.

O!G was essentially a fusion of the new and the old, and in a way that really takes the old and makes it even better. I loved the feel to all of the songs, and this one had some really great moments. I liked the Beatles feel of 4:12, and Yesterday was a very nice song.

The second half of this CD was amazing. I loved the first half, but I bet that it'll get overplayed to death on the radio. Especially Awakening. But it is a good song.

Overall, since I've never actually handed out a 10 (I think), this gets a 9. Really close to a 9.5, though.
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Unread 06-26-2007, 12:10 PM   #23
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faust, midas and myself is RUBBISH.
the rest is amazing.
I am currently bass tabbing Oh! Gravity, American Dream, Amateur lovers, yesterdays, Burn out bright and 4:12!
hehe. alot of work
amateur lovers, yesterdays and american dream should be up shortly
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Unread 06-26-2007, 12:13 PM   #24
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I love the Awakening.
AMAZING! i would tab it if i could
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Unread 06-27-2007, 01:11 PM   #25
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10, love this album. A breath of fresh air after Nothing is Sound (I'd give it a 5). Shows a lot of versatility and really shows Jon's lyrical skill.

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Unread 06-27-2007, 01:12 PM   #26
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faust, midas and myself is RUBBISH.
the rest is amazing.
I am currently bass tabbing Oh! Gravity, American Dream, Amateur lovers, yesterdays, Burn out bright and 4:12!
hehe. alot of work
amateur lovers, yesterdays and american dream should be up shortly
Lol, Faust, Midas and Myself is one of my favorite songs on the CD. 4:12 and Dirty Second Hands are right behind that.

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Unread 06-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #27
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This is probably Switchfoot's worst CD to date. I'd still give it a 6 or 7, but, for one, the lyrical themes are nothing new. Amateur Lovers is pretty much the same song (lyrically) as Easier Than Love. American Dream, Dirty Second Hands, Faust, AND Circles are all about materialism. That's almost HALF of the CD. I like all of those songs (Circles to a lesser extent), but the lyrical themes just become generic. I don't know why, but 4:12 just doesn't do anything for me. There is a bright spot, though. Awakening, Head Over Heels, and Burn Out Bright are all fantastic. However, I do believe that Switchfoot should go back to their Beautiful Letdown sound. I liked the alternative Switchfoot more than I like the pop/rock Switchfoot.
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Unread 06-27-2007, 10:40 PM   #28
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This is probably Switchfoot's worst CD to date. I'd still give it a 6 or 7, but, for one, the lyrical themes are nothing new. Amateur Lovers is pretty much the same song (lyrically) as Easier Than Love. American Dream, Dirty Second Hands, Faust, AND Circles are all about materialism. That's almost HALF of the CD. I like all of those songs (Circles to a lesser extent), but the lyrical themes just become generic. I don't know why, but 4:12 just doesn't do anything for me. There is a bright spot, though. Awakening, Head Over Heels, and Burn Out Bright are all fantastic. However, I do believe that Switchfoot should go back to their Beautiful Letdown sound. I liked the alternative Switchfoot more than I like the pop/rock Switchfoot.
But, IMO, if you listen to Legend of Chin or New Way to be Human, Oh! Gravity is more like the Switchfoot of the past than The Beautiful Letdown. And, if you haven't heard any of their first 3 records, I strongly suggest you give them a good listen. They were pop/rock before they were alternative.

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Unread 06-28-2007, 06:50 AM   #29
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This is probably Switchfoot's worst CD to date. I'd still give it a 6 or 7, but, for one, the lyrical themes are nothing new. Amateur Lovers is pretty much the same song (lyrically) as Easier Than Love. American Dream, Dirty Second Hands, Faust, AND Circles are all about materialism. That's almost HALF of the CD. I like all of those songs (Circles to a lesser extent), but the lyrical themes just become generic. I don't know why, but 4:12 just doesn't do anything for me. There is a bright spot, though. Awakening, Head Over Heels, and Burn Out Bright are all fantastic. However, I do believe that Switchfoot should go back to their Beautiful Letdown sound. I liked the alternative Switchfoot more than I like the pop/rock Switchfoot.
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Agreed. I liked the edgier, more intense Switchfoot. Songs like 'Oh! Gravity' and 'American Dream' fit the bill, but I don't know, this album is probably thier most disapointing now that I think about it. The lyrics are the same, the music's quirkiness runs dry after a while, and there's no really spectacular single on this like 'Meant to Live' or 'Stars'. Nothing Is Sound is still my fav.
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Unread 06-28-2007, 10:14 AM   #30
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This is a v. gd album, i gave it an 8. I wasn't sure how much i liked it at first, but having listened to it more, i can say that it's really grown on me.

I have all their albums - Learning to Breathe is probs my favourite, and the earlier albums were really gd too, as was TBL. NIS had a few gd songs, but i wasn't really impressed by it. I think i prefer Switchfoot as a 'pop/rock' band -they do the polished alternative rock well, but so do a fair amount of bands, while their original, quirky style makes them a more standout band.

at times, O!G seems a bit contrived to me - trying too hard to be random, but only on occasions. but they have gone back to a more raw sound, which is gd.
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