The Beautiful Letdown (Deluxe Version)
Released: Feb 2003
Their fourth LP has Switchfoot abandoning all traces of folk-rock roots and aiming to be big rockers that pose bigger questions. The opening "Meant to Live" admits that they "want more than this world has to offer." It's the kind of vague meditation that has helped the San Diego Christian rockers win broad appeal with a secular alt-rock audience, and tunes like "Dare You to Move" and "Adding to the Noise" are among the band's catchiest, no matter how they're interpreted.