Posted September 17, 2007
Switchfoot experiments with a new sound this time around on Oh! Gravity. When I first listened to this album, I didn't know what to think of it. This outing takes a different approach. Musically, it sounds like they are striving for a slightly less-produced feel. The music sounds more similar to a live show. Lyrically, the themes discussed are quite similar to past albums, speaking for love and against things like materialism. However, Oh! Gravity does have more to say about (and to) God, especially on songs like "Let Your Love Be Strong". Some songs have a more serious feel, but others just make you want to happily sing along. This album is truly unique... in a good way. Despite any misgivings about Switchfoot's "new sound", I urge you to give this disc a spin. Experimentation is generally hit-or-miss, but with Switchfoot it works.
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