Switchfoot, ‘Oh! Gravity’ (Columbia)
When Switchfoot singer/guitarist Jon Foreman cries, “I don’t know that I ever felt so alive” on the band’s sixth album, he’s probably describing a new peak in his relationship with Jesus, since that’s usually what Christian bands like Switchfoot sing about. But Foreman could also be referring to the San Diego outfit’s sound: Oh! Gravity is their liveliest record, full of dive-bombing guitar fuzz, juicy arena-alt choruses, and the art-rock ear candy Chris Cornell favored in Soundgarden. Your turn, Satan.
Now Watch This: Switchfoot – “Oh! Gravity”