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Beautifully done and clean as a show home, this is a sleek beast of an album.

There are lots of reasons to like Switchfoot... and just as many reasons to dislike them too. The multi-platinum selling artists have produced their first album since their 2010 breakthrough 'The Beautiful Letdown' and it's a big deal for Spinefarm and Vanguard. Quite right too, this could tickle the charts and make them roll over to reveal their fiscal goodies; but should we be bothered?

Well, here are some of the pros and cons, Your Honour: Falling into the like category, 'If The House Burns Down Tonight' becomes a Bruce Springsteen teen Rocker after dabbling with a Killers vibe and quickly junking it. The oddness in 'Bull In A China Shop' smothers Maroon 5 and prefers a Jellyfish gorgeous melodically killing chorus. A Rap, yes a Rap, in the middle of 'Looking For America' makes it strange and sublime in equal measure. But the best thing here, a reason to really like it, is the Glammy platform stomp of 'Healer Of Souls' which is such fun in a ragged, Quireboys way.

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On the dislike/negative side of things, 'Where The Light Shines Through' is mawkish, slow Indie and has the temerity to sound like (again) M5 at times whilst 'Live It Well' has Snow Patrol aimless riffs, for goodness sake. Lastly, Mawkish on purpose, 'The Day That I Found God' is a downbeat bore whose sole aim appears to have its title spoken by Radio 2 DJs.

Pay your money, take your choice. Some will love the Indie, some will love the Rockier climes. Some will love both and for those, ding ding ding ding! We have a winner. Beautifully done and clean as a show home, this is a sleek beast of an album; it won't do many tricks but will sit and beg.

Steve Swift

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