Label: Atlantic Records
Batten down the hatches and crank up the volume. Switchfoot deliver a stormy collection that traces the havoc created in life when will and spirit collide. But this disc isn't all powerful gusts and pounding beats. Tracks like "Mess of Me" are balanced by more tender fare ("Your Love Is a Song"), and it represents not just the storms, but the sweet calm that follows. Unlimited studio time resulted in an album that nears perfection. The last-minute addition of "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" adds a social conscience, while the band's faith flickers just beneath the surface of every song.