Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2010-06-13Perhaps Jack Johnson is simply the current generation's Jimmy Buffet -- with a surfboard instead of a margarita -- but dude, the man churns out catchy tunes. After a slight detour into kids' music ("Curious George") and an attempt at more serious subject matter ("Sleep through the Static"), JJ returns to the sound that propelled his first few CDs into the beach radio stratosphere. While this may sound like a knock of the record, it isn't. Radio needs sounds for the sand as well as for city hall, the Beach Boys as well as the Beatles, the Stones and the Who. The opener, "You and Your Heart," along with "From the Clouds" and "The Upsetter" will be hammock music for years to come. Get the bonfire going and chill the case of Red Stripe! 06/10 Michael J.
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