Nothing Is Sound

Label
Columbia
Release date
13 Sep 2005
Running length
14 tracks
Running time
56:49

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Lonely Nation 3:44 44,974
2 Stars 4:19 87,390
3 Happy Is a Yuppie Word 4:51 35,158
4 The Shadow Proves the Sunshine 5:04 42,027
5 Easier Than Love 4:28 33,670
6 The Blues 5:17 39,592
7 The Setting Sun 4:24 31,686
8 Politicians 3:28 32,691
9 Golden 3:36 31,687
10 The Fatal Wound 2:43 30,044
11 We Are One Tonight 4:42 47,813
12 Daisy 4:18 30,587
13 Good Night Punk 2:27 1,202
13 Old Borego 3:28 971

About this album

Nothing Is Sound is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Switchfoot. It was released on September 13, 2005, and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. The first single from this album was “Stars,” which was the number one most-added song on Modern Rock Radio, and received much airplay on alternative rock stations upon release. A second single “We Are One Tonight” was released in early 2006, but without much success on the Billboard charts.

Nothing Is Sound is characterized as being a much “darker” album compared to Switchfoot’s other releases. Jon Foreman even hinted that the album could be viewed as “a dark chapter revealing even more mysteries to be solved”. Lyrically the songs explore topics ranging from loneliness, the end of the world, anti-entropy, and the commercialization of sex. The band has always viewed the album as being more hopeful than anything, pointing to songs like “The Shadow Proves the Sunshine” as how a seemingly dark theme can actually be positive. Jon says, “I may write about how everything is meaningless, but it’s a very hopeful thing for me to be proven wrong.”

There was some controversy over the inclusion of XCP copy protection on the disc, which led to a posting by Switchfoot bassist Tim Foreman on their website about ways to get around it (which Columbia Records promptly removed). The album was at the forefront of the Sony BMG CD copy prevention scandal and in turn eventually led to the CD being recalled to remove the protection.

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  • julienealjahara

    que album revoltado,rs

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • globalpatriot

    Great Album. Period.

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Moonwalkerqueen

    Stars is the BEST! <3333

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • welchpeter

    This album is great in so many ways.

    22 Sep 2010 Reply
  • mattwalkerga

    One of, if not, Switchfoot's best albums. This is amazing! Every track is 'Golden' to me. ;D

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • fizzgigify

    One of my favorite bands. As well as my favorite album by them. But I don't know if they should be labeled "christian rock". That's not really what they are.

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Iwasborntostare

    Just finding out I really enjoy this album... I wasn't so big on it when it first came out. Now I listen to it more than any of their others.

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • finsfan4life

    Stars is the best.

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • AJCkless

    One of my favourite bands!

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dreeamee

    my favorite album, SWITCHFOOT= <3

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dreeamee

    we are one tonight!

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Janet_loves_SF

    Their songs are -wow-.

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • thecompletegeek

    This is my favourite Switchfoot album of their most recent three... "The Blues" is such a magnificent song.

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • SwordOfLight

    This is the best Switchfoot album =] well.. that I've heard.. I haven't heard all the songs.. =[

    5 Jun 2008 Reply
  • CrusNB

    Great Art of Music.

    29 May 2008 Reply
  • mrtom16

    This album cover is so similar to Idiot Pilot - Strange We Should Meet Here...

    1 Nov 2007 Reply
  • jierde

    This is a solid Rock cd. From Lonely Nation to Daisy it ranges from Hard Rock to Acoustic Rock.

    15 May 2007 Reply
  • nDroae

    If you like to believe that this is emo, then this is the point at which I liked it and most of my friends didn't. That and the incredibly rich production level. Top-rate album IMHO.

    30 Apr 2007 Reply
  • themax101

    Awesome

    23 Apr 2007 Reply
  • qaaliis3

    MY EARS!!!

    30 Apr 2006 Reply
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