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In step with Switchfoot

Switchfoot's newest album, "Nothing Is Sound," hit stores recently, much to the pleasure of the band's fans. It's been two years since "The Beautiful Letdown" was released, and it's obvious that the band put an extreme amount of effort into this production.

For those of you not sure of which band this is, Switchfoot was the dominant music in the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack. Switchfoot hits, such as "Dare You to Move," "Meant to Live," and most recently "Stars" can be heard all the time on the radio. In December the band played a few songs at KissMas Bash.

Its music is a combination of really intense guitar playing and thought-provoking lyrics. Each song seems to be searching for a meaning to some unanswered question. As a plus, lead singer Jon Foreman has a really good voice.

Although its current hit is "Stars," there isn't one bad song on the album. Among the best songs are "Lonely Nation," "Politicians," "The Shadow Proves the Sunshine" and "Golden." This is a really great CD to listen to if you need to calm down (especially helpful right before a big test that you are stressed about).

Although Switchfoot sometimes is classified as "religious and gospel" don't let that stop you from listening to the band. "Nothing Is Sound" deals with themes that most people find themselves wondering about on a day-to-day basis. It's all about searching for meaning; everyone can relate to that.

For anyone who rips CDs to their computer (to burn or put on an Mp3 player), have fun with that. It's not easy. The CD is compatible with Windows Media Player and doesn't seem to want to load into iTunes. It also has limited copies and takes forever to make copies. But with a little patience you can get it on your computer.

"Nothing Is Sound" is a phenomenal album that will not disappoint.

Krystyna Hanley is a senior at Nardin.

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