So I didn’t like Switchfoot’s new video “Oh, Gravity,” but I think their new album has plenty of promise. I like the sound of what I hear on their website and I will eagerly ask for their new CD for Christmas (it looks like it will be coming out on Christmas).

This new CD presents an edgier Switchfoot. Perhaps the new direction they are taking their music won’t be as likeable as the great music on the Beautiful Letdown album, but at least they are continuing to expand their creativity. It seems the worst thing that can happen to a pop-rock band, like the band in consideration, is to get caught in a cotton-candy, over-produced rut. Even if the album does let me down, I will see it as a success insofar as they explore new territory.

You can see samples of Switchfoot’s videos on Yahoo Music and also buy one if you like what you see. Their “Stars” video is awesome – creative, cool, and unexpected.

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  1. I have also liked the samples that I have heard of Switchfoot’s “Oh! Gravity,” but I have been unable to get a copy of this CD yet. Just out of curiosity, did you end up getting the CD for Christmas? If so, did you like it and would you recommend it for someone who loves both “The Beautiful Letdown” and “Nothing Is Sound”? (I fear that is the extent of my familiarity with Switchfoot.) You should write a review of “Oh! Gravity” like you did of “Nothing Is Sound” — that was an excellent review!


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