Positive: 5 out of 5
Mixed: 0 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
The band’s seventh full-length is meat-and-potatoes arena rock polished to a gleaming sheen (thanks to producer Mike Elizondo), wrapped around huge hooks and intercut by Foreman’s incisive, discontented lyrics, which almost always manage to translate sentiments rooted deeply in faith to universally relatable choruses.
Nov 5, 2010It's hard to judge, but this is probably Switchfoot's best album. There isn't a bad song on the album; from the rocking "Mess of Me" to the beautiful melody of "Your Love is a Song" each one is filled with inspired creativity.
The title track of the album, "Hello Hurricane" is my personal favourite of the album. It's crying out that with all the disasters, hurt and pain surrounding us, that we can face it, and that it cannot silence our love! When we're battered by the storms of this world, sometimes we need to hold on to truths like that!
The band said when they were putting together the album, if the song didn't make you cry, what's it doing on there? And this is evident in the album, the band have poured their heart and soul into this album and ended up with something fantastic!
God Bless!… Expand
Dec 8, 2010Switchfoot always comes up with somehting amazing to here. Something that you would want to here over and over. The band've created rock music with all their souls and heart and one listen is like a therapy session. This album is really saying Hello to the Hurricane that is our life. With all the ups and downs. And at the end of the album, the listener can agree that, hey, life's quite good after all! Let's give it another try. Or listen.… Expand
Jan 31, 2011First off, I'm a huge fan of Switchfoot. I've been listening to them and following them for years. I was especially excited for Hello Hurricane, because it was Switchfoot's first album on their own label. It was something of a let down, really. It's a good album, but all around lack-luster. Particularly "Your Love is a Song" was a disappointment. It's simple a rehashing of an earlier Switchfoot song, "Only Hope," but less inspired, musically and lyrically. The harder tracks ("Mess of Me, "The Sound") were well developed tunes, and I could rock along with them. Really though, they lacked musical originality, and they don't match the lyrical depth of any songs on other Switchfoot Albums. Musically the bright spots were "Free," and "Bullet Soul." Lyrically, Jon Foreman showed he will always have "it" with "Hello Hurricane" and "Red Eyes."
Overall a good album, but sub-par by Switchfoot Standards. Here's to the upcoming Vice Verses.… Expand
Oct 22, 2012Switchfoot has yet to prove themselves as an important band, and "Hello Hurricane" is certainly a weak album, but their aspirations to be an important are always apparent and the choruses of their better songs on "Hurricane" make you root for them, if only for a while.… Expand
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