The Beautiful Letdown is the album released by Switchfoot in early 2003 that launched the alternative rock band into the mainstream limelight. Three Top-40 singles were released from this disc: "Meant to Live" (top 20), "Dare You to Move" (top 20), and "This Is Your Life". After selling over 2.6 million copies, the album was certified double platinum by the RIAA and won for Album of the Year at the 2003 San Diego Music Awards. The album was re-released in 2004 with a slightly tweaked mix and new cover art as well.
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Forever good| Posted August 07, 2009
I know this cd came out a couple years ago, but it's still one of my favorites. I love all the catchy tunes and the guitar solo on "Meant to Live" is out of this world. Their songs are motivating and make you want to get up and go out in the world and be a testimony for God. I would definetly recommend this cd to anyone who is thinking about buying it.
The Beautiful Letdown| Posted July 30, 2009
Wow, this cd definitly was not a letdown. I think Switchfoot successed in making their first big hit.
First of all, the song "Meant to Live" was a perfect first song because it started the cd with a great guitar part and the words kind of set the theme for the whole album. Then I liked all the radio hits that followed like "Dare You to Move", "This is Your Life", "Gone", and "More Than Fine". The slower songs like "On Fire" and "Beautiful Letdown" that kind of evened out the other songs. And then there were the faster songs that hadn't been on the radio such as "Adding to the Noise" and "Amunition" that in my opinion gave the cd an extra punch. And finally, they end the album with "Twenty-Four" a really pretty slow-down song.
Overall, this was one of my favorite cds of all time.
Album without fillers!| Posted July 21, 2009
The Beautiful Letdown is an album that pushed Switchfoot to a new level of musical artistry. This album has no fillers and every song is unique in its own way. This is must for all Switchfoot fans. The lyrics are powerful and are perfect for today's culture.
A+| Posted December 30, 2008
If I ever come around with a person who never heard of Switchfoot, I would highly recommend this Album (other than The Best Yet).
All well written songs, I personally love the lyrics of "Twenty-Four", it's really honest and a lot of emotion in Jon's voice. Though this CD is packed with Switchfoot's hits like "Dare You to Move", "Gone", and "Meant to Live", the track that really sticked to me was "More Than Fine". It has a happy light hearted rock beat that makes your day.
"On Fire" is too one of my favorites, the thoughtful lyrics have a a way to grab you, it's those that make you cry.
In a world of copycat music and depressing lyrics, Switchfoot has released an original and outstanding Album that's worth your time and money.
awesome !| Posted October 28, 2008
I love this cd ! it rocks ! The songs are a lot better, and the song "Gone" is really funny. I love each song . especially "Meant To Live" , "On Fire" , and "The BEautiful Letdown" //// AWESOME CD!
TOP CD!| Posted May 27, 2008
This cd is awesome! From This Is Your Life to On Fire this cd will keep you rocking out until your exhausted! Switchfoot are truly gifted and this cd proves it! Listen to this cd! You won't be disappointed.
Beautiful Letdown| Posted May 12, 2008
This CD isn't the best from Switchfoot to be honest. I liked Nothing Is Sound better. the best songs off this album are probably all the radio hits: Gone, This Is Your Life, On Fire and Meant to Live. "Dare You To Move" just got really old. but I also really like their song "Adding to the Noise". the worst songs have to be the title track and "Twenty-four". other than that, the whole CD is pretty good.
Switchfoot cd review| Posted March 08, 2008
I love Jon Foreman`s unique rock sound. This is Swichfoot`s best cd! Every song is amazing, from the fun sound of 'Gone', to the worship sound of 'On Fire'. Great lyrics, every song has a message.
good| Posted February 15, 2008
I love this album and enjoy all the songs on it!
this album is the best SF album thus far and I'm not sure they'll ever be able to top it but regardless its a great album with great great songs about life and faith.