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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Album Review:Learning To Breathe

Image credit:Christian Music

Songwriters:Jonathan and Tim Foreman

Genres:Alternative, rock

General thoughts:And so, Switchfoot returns with commentary on pain, love, and God.

While we've got some pretty cool songs, there are a lot of mediocre tracks here too. Their last two albums had some songs I would refer to as beautiful, but I can't think of anything here I would describe using that word.

Overall, it isn't their best, but it's still worthwhile if you like the band.

Track Listing

1. I Dare You To Move
Thoughts:This is a rock song telling you to get up and do something. Pretty good.
2. Learning To Breathe
Thoughts:Here, somebody's figuring out how to move past pain and give yourself to God. Not bad.
3. You Already Take Me There
Thoughts:This is a more upbeat track about feeling peace in the midst of trouble. Eh.
4. Love Is The Movement
Thoughts:This is about love being the strongest emotion there is. Fairly good.
5. Poparazzi
Thoughts:This is about the fact that you can't escape pop culture. It's a little dated, but still good.
6. Innocence Again
Thoughts:This is a somewhat softer track about discovering who you are when things get desperate. In my opinion, it is one of the best songs on the album.
7. Playing For Keeps
Thoughts:This seems to be about moving past tragedy. Meh.
8. The Loser
Thoughts:This is about those on the bottom now will later come out on top, and that the speaker is planning to lose everything his has. It's okay.
9. The Economy Of Mercy
Thoughts:This is about being poor in mercy and grace. Not that into it.
10. Erosion
Thoughts:This is about being broken in order to be put back together. Not too bad.
11. Living Is Simple
Thoughts:This is about the things that make up life are fairly simple. Not a fan.

So what did you think?

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