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4 4 1.44%
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Unread 02-22-2004, 12:24 PM   #61
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Unread 03-23-2004, 12:39 AM   #62
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Good cd. Lyrics are moving, energetic, and funny at times(especially on Gone and Adding to the Noise). But it's kinda lacking energy on This Is Your Life and the title track. Still, a great cd, very mature and innovative, take a look at it.

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Unread 04-13-2004, 07:10 AM   #63
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i really need to get this cd. it sounds like a good one
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Unread 05-24-2004, 06:51 PM   #64
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Definately gets a perfect 10! Awesome CD!

In My Opinion, the Best Songs in order:

1) Meant to Live
2) Dare You to Move
3) Gone
4) Adding to the Noise
5) More Than Fine
6) Ammunition
7) This is Your Life
8) On Fire
9) The Beautiful Letdown
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Unread 05-25-2004, 06:07 PM   #65
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its seems that the title of this cd just about sums up the cd it self. minus the beautiful part. which leaves us with letdown. that is exactly the feeling i got when i popped this disc into my car and gave a first listen. letdown.

while the first track played i thought that they had turned all nu-metal, disgusted i skipped the first track and went on to number 2. "hmmmm", i thought, "i guess switchfoot has started getting in to bad techno."

as i slowly scanned each track i found examples of many genre's of music, pop- punk, techno, nu-metal, pop, contemporary, i even felt some more hip hoppish groves. normally i would applaud a band for covering so many styles of music. however, while switchfoot does cover a very broad spectrum of music, they do it quite poorly. many of the songs had simply no soul and sounded as if the band crapped them out just to make songs around a few catchy parts. the lyrics are usually what is most impressive about this band to me. they fell through the floor, many people call this "maturing as a songwriter", i call it "trying to be more poetic than you really are and ending up with corrugated, generic crap." my suggestion to the band (which i respect very much as artists), stick to your guns. learning to breathe is one of the best i own, and the best album you've ever produced.

the only redeeming quality was the new version of dare you to move (which, oddly enough, is the best track on learning to breathe). i love this song and its the only reason that i havent broken this cd by now.

my rating 3/10............dare you to move saved "the beautiful letdown" from a 1 or a negative number (if it was possible).

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Unread 05-27-2004, 01:13 PM   #66
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I first saw the music video for Meant to Live. After seeing it several times, we went out and got the cd. I gave it a nine 'cause I'm still waiting for "the perfect cd". A very good cd overall.
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Unread 05-27-2004, 09:36 PM   #67
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awesome cd, dare you to move is the best on there.....and the video for dare you to move makes the song like 10 times better
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Unread 05-29-2004, 12:26 PM   #68
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Thumbs up I give it a ten

The cd is great. My favorite songs are meant to live and gone. This cd is definetely worth checking out.
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Unread 05-29-2004, 03:43 PM   #69
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I love Switchfoot. They are one of the few Christian bands I can stand listening to, let alone actually enjoy. New Way to be Human, while not a masterpiece by any means, was a good quality alternative CD. It rocked hard, and did it originally. Learning to Breathe stepped things up a notch with phenomenal musical arrangements, and at times, very thoughtful and deep lyrics. Nothing short of amazing. Then we come to The Beautiful Letdown. This album (as lastplacewinner said), unfortunately, lived up to its name. Only without the "beautiful" part. Every track on this album, minus "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move," seemed like a severe regression into generic mediocrity for Switchfoot. When an artist needs to borrow from former albums for their debut major-label release, it's probably a good indication of the quality of the album. I am sorely dissapointed in this CD, and I can only pray that they don't make the same mistakes with their next release. I gave it a 3.
...After doing some more listening, I have reformed my opinions of this album. I now give it an 8. Favorite tracks: "Meant to Live," "Dare You to Move," "On Fire," "This is Your Life," "Twenty-Four," and "The Beautiful Letdown." I have a feeling I was looking for a Learning to Breathe clone when I first listened to it, and was disappointed as a result. I was wrong, however; this is a quality album, if a bit overproduced at times.

And furthermore, the radio edit of "Dare You to Move" is abysmal.
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Unread 05-29-2004, 09:44 PM   #70
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...After doing some more listening, I have reformed my opinions of this album. I now give it an 8. Favorite tracks: "Meant to Live," "Dare You to Move," "On Fire," "This is Your Life," "Twenty-Four," and "The Beautiful Letdown." I have a feeling I was looking for a Learning to Breathe clone when I first listened to it, and was disappointed as a result. I was wrong, however; this is a quality album, if a bit overproduced at times.

And furthermore, the radio edit of "Dare You to Move" is abysmal.
wrong about switchfoot and bush....sad strange little man
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Unread 05-29-2004, 10:00 PM   #71
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What the heck are you talking about? He just changed his rating of the cd from 3 to 8. And the president has nothing to do with Switchfoot.

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Unread 05-29-2004, 10:09 PM   #72
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What the heck are you talking about? He just changed his rating of the cd from 3 to 8. And the president has nothing to do with Switchfoot.

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didnt catch the 8 part only saw the negative comments untill i posted
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Unread 05-29-2004, 10:11 PM   #73
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What the heck are you talking about? He just changed his rating of the cd from 3 to 8. And the president has nothing to do with Switchfoot.

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and i saw that banner putting down a Godly man, had to say something, sorry if that goes against rule or anything
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Unread 06-01-2004, 02:23 AM   #74
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and i saw that banner putting down a Godly man, had to say something, sorry if that goes against rule or anything
Politicial discussion does not belong here. And bush is far from a Godly man.
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Unread 06-01-2004, 09:19 PM   #75
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Politicial discussion does not belong here. And bush is far from a Godly man.
HA!! what bush is a christian but like you said this isnt a "politicial disscussion forum" and i guess gore or clinton would be the Godly man haha sure
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