Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

The Best Yet
Switchfoot
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 11/26/2008 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Golden EP
Parade of Lights


Heartache Machine
Matt Hires


The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Elbow

It’s funny that a band that’s really going to get experimental on a new record is coming out with a best of set. More than anything, this is a farewell to Sony for Switchfoot. They’re going off on their own to do some different things, and what a better way to go out than to return to what the band has really been about over the past six years. The order on this best of set is a little interesting- again you see the American Idol influence- going with “Dare You to Move” a great song, but a song that was sung by David Cook as his final performance on the show, was chosen first over “Meant to Live” the song that broke Switchfoot into mainstreams territory. There were a couple of glaring omissions on the record too- how does “We Are One Tonight” NOT make a best of Switchfoot album? That song was used to promote the Nagano Olympics, basically the whole Nagano Olympics.- A huge song for the band and it’s left out. That’s almost unforgivable- take out “This is Home!”- who cares- it’s from Narnia. The other song that didn’t make this set that should have- “Gone” off of “The Beautiful Letdown”, “Gone” is one of the best Switchfoot songs out there, that didn’t get the attention it deserved. Apart from those two tracks being left out, much of the band’s early work is covered here, and most of the necessities are available. It’s a nice glance back at what the band has put out over the years, but for a best of set not to include all of the best songs… it just doesn’t make sense. A little disappointing.

Upcoming Releases
Strange Talk (April 29)
Damon Albarn (April 29)
Max Collins (May 6)
Coldplay (May 19)
Saints of Valory (May 20)
Mayday Parade (May 27)
Jack White (June 10)
Nico Vega (June 10)
Theory of a Deadman (July 7)

In Stores Now
Neon Trees (April 22)
Augustana (April 22)
Matt Hires (April 8)
Trophy Scars (April 8)
The Used (April 1)
Sevendust (April 1)
Kaiser Chiefs (April 1)
Manchester Orchestra (April 1)
Dan Croll (April 1)
Cloud Nothings (April 1)
Chevelle (April 1)
Band of Skulls (April 1)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC