Switchfoot’s Fading West
reviewed by Ian Doherty

Like those before it, the album continues to integrate Christian themes into incredibly listenable, radio-friendly songs. The album’s opener, “Love Alone is Worth the Fight,” serves as a mission statement of sorts, interweaving the ideas of recollection and rebirth with a message that has been present in Switchfoot’s catalog from the beginning, a message found through the New Testament: the importance of love. >>

6 New Renditions of Old Hymns
by Ryan Rickrode

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee” was probably first sung by slaves in the American south. . . . Since then the song has been performed by everyone from Louis Armstrong to Merle Haggard to Van Morrison to Eric Clapton and Wynton Marsallis, and, recently, by a band called The Followers. >>