Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jack Johnson - To The Sea -2010-
(Folk, Acoustic, Surf)

From: Hawaii

Somewhere along the way from his debut to this his 5th studio album, Jack Johnson has become a worldwide superstar. Jack's laid back acoustic surf-rock appeals to the masses and To The Sea does not deviate from that successful formula. The usual bandmates are back once again with Merlo Podlewski, Zach Gill (ALO) and Adam Topol. To The Sea contains some of the most upbeat funky tunes Jack has ever recorded and some of the most mellow of his career, but there is a nice balance throughout making this a very cohesive LP. There are some instant classics here ('You And Your Heart', 'From The Clouds') just to name a couple. While there aren't many risks taken with To The Sea Jack Johnson delivers once again with warm, mellow and soulful tunes. A very enjoyable album that makes you feel like your on a permanent vacation and who doesn't like that feeling.

Jack Johnson - At Or With Me

Jack Johnson - From The Clouds

Jack Johnson - The Upsetter