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Fading West by Switchfoot Fading West by Switchfoot
I am a big Switchfoot since hearing them on Jay Leno.  This is a Christian band that outshines other Christian bands because they have a unique sound, and a professional polish to what they do. ...
Christmas Is Here by Brandon Christmas Is Here by Brandon

As a lover of Christmas music, I really enjoy it when a Christian Artists add new spins to old songs, but I also enjoy the classics.  I find this album has a nice blend. 

Although...


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Consistantly good music | Posted January-20-2014
I am a big Switchfoot since hearing them on Jay Leno.  This is a Christian band that outshines other Christian bands because they have a unique sound, and a professional polish to what they do.  When you add thought provoking lyrics that step away from the common stright forward "God loves you" repetition that is all too common in Christian music, you get a top quality band producing top quality music.  I am not saying Christian music shouldn't worship or preach about love, but sometimes a band should be able to tell a story and let you search for the meaning yourself.



This album doesn't disappoint Switchfoot fans.  The songs are catchy, the style familiar, and quailty top notch.  When I first listened to the album, I was already familiar with "Love alone is worth the fight" and felt that this was a great song to start off the album.  After a few passes through, "The World You Want" quickly became my favorite - a rousing call to all of us to make this world better.  The other songs like "Slipping Away" and the pop sounding "All Or Nothing At All" started to grow on me and I realized that this album is full of potential hits. 



The only thing that prevents me from giving it a perfect score is that it is very "switchfoot-y".  There is no song on this album that blew me away.  Although a few will remain of my playlist for a while there wasn't a song that I was grabbing people and saying "you have to hear this."  This is not a complaint because the album is awsome.  Maybe Switchfoot has set the bar too high; maybe I want more because they are already the best.



If you are Switchfoot fan, this is a great addition to the collection and the album will not disappoint.  If you are not familiar with Switchfoot, but want something with a little bit of an edge, plus lyrics that challenge, then give this album a listen. 

 

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Nice mix of new and classic Christmas songs | Posted December-13-2013

As a lover of Christmas music, I really enjoy it when a Christian Artists add new spins to old songs, but I also enjoy the classics.  I find this album has a nice blend. 



Although I was not blown away with any one song, Brandon's smooth voice makes this album perfect for a night by the fireplace with a hot cocoa in hand.  (After all your Christmas shopping is done, so you can enjoy it).  Overall, his style is sort of folk ala Dan Fogerty.  In one word, smooth.



My favorite song on the album is "Momma Wouldn't Lie to Me" which I just purchased on iTunes.  A little bit folksy, I enjoy a good story and the tune is quite catchy.  "Just a girl", about the Christmas eve story, is listed as the most popular on iTunes and is also quite wonderful as well.



Over all, this album is a nice blend of new and old, and you won't be disappointed and will make a nice addition to any Christmas music collection.




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