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  • Summary: The latest album for the rock band from San Diego is the first of four recorded in the same session to be released.

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Your Love Is a Song
Yeah. I hear you breathing in Another day begins The stars are falling out My dreams are fading now, fading out I've been keeping my eyes wide... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. It's a sleekly presented modern-rock album with no shortage of bruising guitars or catchy choruses.
  2. 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.
  3. More than a couple of the mid-tempo light rockers here lack teeth, some of them even lack gums. We’ve heard Switchfoot as weepy soundtrack peddlers before, but Switchfoot the rock band, it turns out, is pretty darn good.
  4. Hello Hurricane is by far the San Diego rockers' most natural, effortless outing to date.
  5. Alternative Press
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    An uplifting, hope-giving affirmation of resurgence from a band who might have been down at one point but were definitely never out. [Dec 2009, p.117]
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  1. Nov 5, 2010
    10
    It'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 theIt'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!
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  2. Sep 7, 2011
    10
    Easily one of their best albums! They put as much effort into every song equally, unlike most modern albums when they focus on 2 or 3 songs inEasily one of their best albums! They put as much effort into every song equally, unlike most modern albums when they focus on 2 or 3 songs in particular, its all good! Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2020
    10
    In 2020 this phenomenal album finds even more relevance than the year it was released. In particular, the alt rock single "The Sound (John M.In 2020 this phenomenal album finds even more relevance than the year it was released. In particular, the alt rock single "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" gives voice to the tangible feelings of despair our country is currently facing. This album calls for justice, but it also calls for love. This is an album to lean on right now. Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2010
    9
    Switchfoot always comes up with somehting amazing to here. Something that you would want to here over and over. The band've created rock musicSwitchfoot 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
  5. Jan 16, 2014
    8
    Hello Hurricane is Switchfoot loosening their ties and pulling in a little bit of that old school west coast grunge. Hurricane every bit asHello Hurricane is Switchfoot loosening their ties and pulling in a little bit of that old school west coast grunge. Hurricane every bit as catchy as it is edgy. It carries a bit of the rock edge of Nothing Is Sound but doesn't open up to the pop tendencies of Switchfoot's past quite as much. Switchfoot are some of the most consistent and true artists of the alternative rock scene. Their humble beginnings and will-not-compromise approach to their core sound is what eventually made them a breakout success with The Beautiful Letdown. So consider Hello Hurricane Switchfoot growing up a little more and experimenting just a bit more than they would have six years ago. The results are quite rewarding. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2011
    6
    First off, I'm a huge fan of Switchfoot. I've been listening to them and following them for years. I was especially excited for HelloFirst 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.
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  7. Jun 28, 2021
    0
    this album is horrible, The songs and lyrics are generic.

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