The Beautiful Letdown (studio album) by Switchfoot

The Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 2,687th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
68/100 (from 143 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2003 (60th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (480th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,687th)
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The Beautiful Letdown by Switchfoot (CD, Feb-2003, Sparrow Records)
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The Beautiful Letdown is ranked as the best album by Switchfoot.

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-The Beautiful LetdownNothing Is Sound

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68/100 (from 143 votes)
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From 09/25/2017 04:51
This album still holds up after all these years.
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From 02/16/2017 23:41
This album surrounded me growing up and still almost does, despite me rarely making a conscience effort to listen to it. The impact that The Beautiful Letdown had in Christian culture was almost comparable to the impact the Nevermind had in mainstream culture. All of my friends and I knew every single. We heard them at school and on every Christian radio station for years. The songs were in every Christian movie ever made and the album was almost impossible to find in the Christian book stores. This album made such a huge impact on me and all my friends. We grew up with it whether we knew it or not. We still know all the lyrics and all the songs. The popularity has died down recently (It only took about ten years), but it is still the greatest Christian rock album ever recorded and it will forever set the standards for the future of Christian rock. The only album that comes close is By God by Disciple, but The Beautiful Letdown is miles ahead of anything to ever be released in terms of impact, legacy, and quality.
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From 01/20/2017 18:21
One of - if not the best - Christian music albums of all time. Its legacy lives on.
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From 09/22/2012 18:50
best lyrics ive ever heard on this album
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From 10/17/2011 21:45
I have completely forgotten what this one sounds like. I have some songs rated really highly though with some in the middle. Not going to listen again right now though
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A promising album from a very promising band results in Hello Hurricane.
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