Switchfoot has proven themselves in this CD. Every song on this CD is awesome!!! It is amazing how much they put into this album, and the songs really touch me personally. The Beautiful Letdown deserves way more than five stars... Wish I could give it more! If you are a diehard fan OR someone who has never heard much of them, well either way you'll love it! I also think it's awesome how they combined some "punk" sound with moving instrumental work. "On Fire" is softer sounding while "Meant to Live" is hard rock, but they combine on this album amazingly!
I am a music enthusiast, but I am very picky about what I listen to. This was kind of a dissapointment. All of the songs sound the same so they get extreemly boring extreemly fast. I do agree with one of the other comments: Listen to Kutless' "Sea Of Faces" before you buy this. Chances are you will like it better. I think the beautiful letdown WAS a real letdown.