Sound — 10
A very unique sound with very well thought out and organized guitar licks. I'm especially fond of the dun in "Meant to Live". The sound is very reminenscent of nothing I've ever heard.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are very positive. This is an album you won't be afraid for your children to listen to. The songs are all very unique and no two songs sound the exact same.
Overall Impression — 10
Switchfoot really did a good job on this album. It's a break from the over-used hard rock feel. Very refreshing. The first single "Meant to live" is what first got me listening to Switchfoot. "Dare you to move" is the second track from the album. This is one of the cds you can really listen to without shuffling through tracks. If you're looking for a mellower sound than usual,go out and get Switchfoot's "The Beautiful Letdown", because unlike the title, it's not a letdown. This Christian-rock group offers a more positive sound than so many other bands out there today. So pop it into your cd player and chill out.