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1 5 1.81%
2 1 0.36%
3 2 0.72%
4 4 1.44%
5 2 0.72%
6 7 2.53%
7 13 4.69%
8 27 9.75%
9 54 19.49%
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Unread 06-02-2004, 12:00 AM   #76
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Stop it guys. This is ridiculous. This thread is for Switchfoot, so take it to PM's.

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Unread 06-09-2004, 07:22 PM   #77
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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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1) TO GET ATTENTION!!!!!!!
2) He likes a different genre of music, such as southern county music. (nothing against country if u like it, just don't critique a rock band if u do prefer country)

Its like if I was allergic to chocolate and was asked to critique HERSHEYS bars. Yeah, Hersheys is awesome if u like chocolate, but if u don't, well...you get the comparison.
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Unread 07-09-2004, 12:12 PM   #78
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I gave this cd a 9. I've always loved Switchfoot and they didn't fail me this time around either. I didn't think it was a 10 cd, because it isn't one of those cds i can just pop in and play straight through and love every second of it, but it's still a great cd. This cd is composed of 3 (4 if you count "Dare You To Move") GREAT songs...such as "Meant to Live," "Adding to the Noise," and "Gone," 2 really good songs..."This is Your Life" and "More than Fine," the rest of the tracks are just good/ok songs except for the title track "The Beautiful Letdown," which i really don't care for. Good cd. You have to love it when a Christian band stays in the Top 10 Countdowns on VH1 and MTV2 for like 3 months now, not to mention "Dare You To Move" has now hit the charts. Great band, good cd.
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Unread 07-21-2004, 11:41 AM   #79
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Switchfoot is awesome... so is this cd..... we all noe that Meant To Live is the track that most ppl like... Awesome songs awesome band... THe best part is their glorifying God
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Unread 07-21-2004, 02:08 PM   #80
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9 This is a very inspired CD. With three great Hits, and a bunch of other awesome songs. Like 24, On fire, Gone,and Beatiful Letdown with it's great message. Don't try to fit in because you will only be letdown: I don't Belong Here.

I don't really care for Adding to the noise or more than fine though.
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Unread 07-21-2004, 10:49 PM   #82
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I saw them tonight. They played most of The Beautiful Letdown, plus some oldies. You are all jealous.
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Unread 07-21-2004, 11:19 PM   #83
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I saw them tonight. They played most of The Beautiful Letdown, plus some oldies. You are all jealous.
I was there, too. And it kicked butt.
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Unread 07-21-2004, 11:59 PM   #84
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Did either of you get the set list? I know they were playing some new ones a while back. Their next cd is supposed to be out in May.

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Unread 07-22-2004, 12:09 AM   #85
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They only played one new song. Only three songs played were from any album other than The Beautiful Letdown. That was a bit disappointing. The new song they played was about stars. Like, the real ones.
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Unread 07-27-2004, 10:27 PM   #86
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i give it a 10, even though im a more fan(cept sanctus real, theyre the best) switchfoot puts everything together nicely in this album, as well as the others, and meant to live, amunition, dare you to move, gone(or i think thats the name, its number 9), adding to the noise, and twenty four r gr8 songs, and i give switchfoot kudos!!!!
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Unread 09-23-2004, 04:31 PM   #87
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dudee... this is like the greatest cd of all time... i listen to it alll the time.. redemtion and ammunition are possibly the best songs on earth.. im seeing them in six flags sunday and i knoo theere gunna be great


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Unread 09-23-2004, 05:59 PM   #88
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This is a great CD. Switchfoot put out some good songs on this album. But, their older stuff is better. My faves are 24, Redemption, Dare You To Move and On Fire.
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Unread 09-23-2004, 10:53 PM   #89
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and dare you to move is in the mtv2 top20 rock countdown.

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Unread 09-28-2004, 07:22 PM   #90
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awesome band love their lyrics
live by 'em
play their songs with my band.
fun stuff to play for a bass!!!
Met them after concert.
Spiritual guys dudes.
wish i had their prespective on life cause they enjoy every minute of it.
they're not about the fame but about the passion of the music.
I like that!!

Be on fire guys.
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