Switchfoot – Vice Verses (Warner Music Canada)

On their eighth studio effort, Switchfoot aren’t as much about reinventing the wheel as they are about ensuring the wheels keep turning. Although the record lacks the immediate urgency of their previous effort, Switchfoot still deliver a generous helping of anthemic modern rock songs that straddle the alternative and Christian music genres. Tracks like Rise Above It, The Original and Dark Horses show that the band is still willing to push the boundaries of the music they create and are not content to simply rest on the laurels of past success. The band’s commentary on current world events as heard on Selling The News seems out of place within the context of the record, yet this small misguided step is easily forgiven when stacked up against the rest of the record.