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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:44 PM   #16
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Definately their best CD since The Beautiful Letdown. I like the music and the long missing guitar solo on Bullet Soul. They need more guitar solos. Not as thoughtfull as TBL, but definately should be in your collection. I gave it a 9.

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Unread 04-13-2010, 07:08 AM   #17
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a complete surprise for me, as I didn't care much for their other stuff before listening to this CD. I rarely give anything a ten ever, making this one that much more remarkable.

I found this album to be great on so many levels. I found the album achieved greatness almost at ease - and it's this ease that makes it great. the album covers a lot of musical ground, from driving rock to slow introspectiveness. stylistically, there is a lot of ground covered as well. I can't avoid comparisons to older U2, the 77s, and even Prayer Chain. the guitar work is dumbed down, less technically riff-driven as most modern music. I found this actually refreshing, didn't have to "figure it all out" and could just enjoy it. great songwriting, versus wow-me-please riff-driven music.

for me, this album is refreshing in its complex simplicity. I gave it a ten.

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Unread 04-13-2010, 05:04 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by MisterDominator View Post
... I can't avoid comparisons to older U2...
I noticed that as well, also I there's a little Jars of Clay flavor on some of the slower songs.
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Unread 04-14-2010, 09:23 AM   #19
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I will say that this album is what got me into fuzz pedals.
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The key to great tone is really found in the kind of hand soap that you use.
For years I used a typical off-the-shelf bar-type soap and I had no idea that, even though I rinsed properly and thoroughly after every cleansing, there was still a soap scum residue on my hands and fingers.
This negatively affected my tone in ways that I just can't describe.
Then, on a whim, a few years ago I wandered into a Bath and Body Works store at a local mall and picked up some of their gentle foaming anti-bacterial hand cleansers.
The difference in my guitar's sound is so wickedly improved that I no longer feel the need to buy a new amp or pedals or even strings...EVER!
So, it's my belief that tone is in the soap.
Thank you and goodnight.
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Unread 05-15-2010, 07:37 PM   #20
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9/10. I couldn't believe how good it was.! Switchfoot really seemed to take this to a higher level than any of their previous albums. "The Sound" is an amazing song!
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Unread 09-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #21
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10/10 BEST EVER!!! Switchfoot is gona have a hard time beating that
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