Sound — 9
Their sound hasn't really changed much since Nothing Is Sound. Still alternative rock with thoughtful melodies. They had some fun with the title track with some strange noises and some out-of-tune pianos. On "Dirty Second Hands" I think I hear a Dobro. So there is a little evolution on this record.
Lyrics — 10
Switchfoot has always made you think about their lyrics and this album is the best yet. Unless you really think about not a single song will make sense to you. After some thought it still might not but that's why it's interesting! Jon and Tim always write the lyrics and they always find a way to go into a deeper form of thought.
Overall Impression — 9
This album can without a doubt be compared to Nothing is Sound. The most impressive tracks are Oh! Gravity, American Dream, Dirty Second Hands and Burn Out Bright. The best part of this album is the thoughful songwriting. The bad thing is the abundance of softer songs, but I still like the soft ones. If this was lost or stolen I would buy it again.