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Switchfoot - Hello Hurricane



Average User Rating: 9.07 out of 10
Total votes: 14 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 20

01.Needle and Haystack Life
02.Mess of Me
03.Your Love Is a Song
04.This Is the Sound (John M. Perkins’ blues)
05.Enough To Let Me Go
06.Free
07.Hello Hurricane
08.Always
09.Bullet Soul
10.Yet
11.Sing It Out
12.Red Eyes


Posted on 01-02-2010 by tigerfan88
I voted 10. Few albums hit me hard with the first listen and continue to hit me hard for weeks to come. This happened to be one of those albums. I simply haven't gotten tired of listening to the songs yet, and don't think I will anytime soon. I'd say this is easily one of their best CDs, definitely better than the last two.

Posted on 01-02-2010 by thesteve
I'm holding off on voting. Right now I honestly don't feel like I could give it more than a 6 or 7. So far I've felt like the album lacks identity and flow. Parts of it get me really excited about owning a new Switchfoot album, and other parts make me feel like I could be hearing these songs on any other album by any other current alternative rock band.

Posted on 01-16-2010 by Rathe
I voted 10, because it is an amazing CD.

However, I still think it could have been improved a little. I felt like after the first few songs, primarily after The Sound, it kinda loses a lot of intensity. Switchfoot is not a hard rock band by any means, and I love their slow stuff, but I really felt that the only really fast songs on the album were Mess Of Me and The Sound. Hello Hurricane and Free move pretty well, but, they still lack the strength that those first four do.
Still, at the end Sing It Out and Red Eyes are two amazing songs. The whole album is really good. So, still 10.

Posted on 01-16-2010 by thesteve
[QUOTE=Rathe;3511579]I voted 10, because it is an amazing CD.

However, I still think it could have been improved a little. I felt like after the first few songs, primarily after The Sound, it kinda loses a lot of intensity. Switchfoot is not a hard rock band by any means, and I love their slow stuff, but I really felt that the only really fast songs on the album were Mess Of Me and The Sound. Hello Hurricane and Free move pretty well, but, they still lack the strength that those first four do.
Still, at the end Sing It Out and Red Eyes are two amazing songs. The whole album is really good. So, still 10.[/QUOTE]I find it interesting that you consider the album a 10, but seem to convey a lackluster opinion of a large portion of the album.

Posted on 01-16-2010 by Art
Yeah... I second guess the 10 I gave it, and it is start to finish one of my favorite CDs ever.

Posted on 01-16-2010 by Reno Rattler
I am not voting. however.... Good album. I am not a big Switchfoot fan, but I greatly enjoyed this album from front to back.

Posted on 01-16-2010 by BenWahrman
[QUOTE=Rathe;3511579] ... but I really felt that the only really fast songs on the album were Mess Of Me and The Sound ... [/QUOTE]

Bullet Soul?

Posted on 01-18-2010 by LC7rock
9

Probably Switchfoot's best! I like the band's change to a more uplifting message. (I always liked Switchfoot, but sometimes they were a bit too pessimistic in their lyrics).

Favorite tracks have to be

1. Hello Hurricane
2. The Sound
3. Bullet Soul
4. Mess of Me
5. Needle In a Haystack Life (I was at the concert that they played this song live for the first time)
6. Enough to let me go
7. Free

Posted on 01-21-2010 by Rathe
[QUOTE=thesteve;3511631]I find it interesting that you consider the album a 10, but seem to convey a lackluster opinion of a large portion of the album.[/QUOTE]

Lol, yeah. I still really like the songs, and I like the album all the way through, so, yeah. I prolly shoulda given it a 9 though.

Posted on 01-30-2010 by FlamingFaith
[FONT="Palatino Linotype"]I haven't heard all the songs in this album, but from what I've heard, this album is really good.
I especially love "Always" because even though it's a pretty simple sounding song, the lyrics are deep and sometimes I really feel the Holy Spirit when I listen to it.[/FONT]

Posted on 01-31-2010 by BenWahrman
Sometimes, the best songs are the simplest ones.

Posted on 03-21-2010 by FlamingFaith
Lol true. Some songs can have a bit too much going on

Posted on 04-13-2010 by The.Wanderer
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.

Posted on 04-13-2010 by Dwight Schrute
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.

Posted on 04-13-2010 by The.Wanderer
[QUOTE=MisterDominator;3543800]... I can't avoid comparisons to older U2...[/QUOTE]

I noticed that as well, also I there's a little Jars of Clay flavor on some of the slower songs.

Posted on 04-14-2010 by nbfan
I will say that this album is what got me into fuzz pedals. :D

Posted on 05-16-2010 by Darkhyperchaos
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!

Posted on 09-06-2011 by christrocker00
10/10 BEST EVER!!! Switchfoot is gona have a hard time beating that

Posted on 12-27-2009 by earlessdog
Suggested guide for voting
10 - Amazing CD. Everyone should own it.
9 - Among the best of the year.
8 - One of the top CDs around, but could have been improved in a few places.
7 - Not a bad CD, but could have been better in a number of places.
6 - Pretty good for it's genre, but overall it's only acceptable.
5 - Decent CD, but only if you're a big fan of this genre.
4 - If you love this band, you'll like this CD. Otherwise, probably not.
3 - If you're a fan of this genre, the CD is barely acceptable.
2 - If you're a big fan of this band, this CD is tolerable.
1 - Even if you like this band, you won't like this CD.

Posted on 12-27-2009 by Art
I voted 10... I was debating between 9 and 10, because I really feel that there are very few true 10s out there. But it has also been a really long time since I listened to a new album so much in such a short time after its release. I love this album from start to finish, though admittedly some songs are stronger than others.

The first four tracks blew me away the first time I listened to the album, and those four are still major standouts to me.


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