It's funny that I call myself a music reviewer. I am so detatched from everyday pop culture that I have no clue what the #1 song is right now. I've probably never heard it. But there's certain bands that reach my ears and I like what I hear. Switchfoot is one of those bands. Oh! Gravity. came as a big surprise to me. I expected an album of mediocre to good pop rock songs with a few that really stood out. What I got was about half an album of those and then another half with Switchfoot trying all kinds of new sounds and feels. With songs ranging from an odd-metered blues to a beautiful string-aided rock song, Switchfoot put all their effort into this and they come out shining.
Yesterdays. Man what a powerful song. Every other song feels even worse because of how good Yesterdays is. In truth, the rest of the album isn't that bad (excluding Circles and Head Over Heels, awful tracks), but this effort never had a chance at being as good as their two previous albums.
An unfortunately huge dissapointment given the top quality record that was Nothing Is Sound. The band sound tired and out of ideas, and only a few songs actually go anywhere. The track "Circles" describes more than it means to with its chorus: "Spinning...in circles...in circles...in circles".