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Friday, October 17, 2014

Album Review:New Way To Be Human


Songwriters:Jonathan Foreman

Christian rock, alternative

General thoughts:
After their philosophical and often slow debut, Switchfoot returned with more faith, more musings. Much of this is wishing to do something more than the mindless routines our lives tend to revolve around.

It also has picked up a little more than their last album, adding fewer slow songs. That's not to say there aren't any (and they are good).

Overall, it's some of Switchfoot's best.

Track Listing:

1. New Way To Be Human
This is about God making people new and breaking them out of their routines. It has a unique sound, and is pretty good.
2. Incomplete
Thoughts:This is about (big shock) feeling incomplete. It has a good rhythm, and is definitely worthwhile.
3. Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)
Thoughts:This is a bit more mellow than the first two. I'm not sure what it's about, but I like it.
4. Company Car
Thoughts:This seems to be about sacrificing your beliefs to get ahead in the rat race. Pretty good.
5. Let That Be Enough
This a slower-paced song is about feeling helpless and just needing to be reminded that you're loved. Not bad.
6. Something More
This insists life can be deeper. Not bad either.
7. Only Hope
A slow track about God being one's hope. It is very good.
8. Amy's Song
A tribute to an apparently deceased friend who ignited flames of faith. It's somewhere in between being upbeat and calming. Whatever you decide to call it, I liked it.
9. I Turn Everything Over
A kind of upbeat, kind of sad track about surrendering oneself to God. It's not bad.
10. Under The Floor
Thoughts:A more chilled-out song about God being near. Nothing to get excited about.

So what did you think?

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