Sleep Through the Static [Bonus Tracks]

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For his fifth studio album, Jack Johnson makes some changes: Recording in Los Angeles for the first time instead of his native Hawaii, the album also promises prominent electric guitar -- a big shift from his acoustic-based sound. But fans can rest assured that Johnson will bring his sunny, laidback songwriting style and intimate lyrics.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Much of the press surrounding the release of Sleep Through the Static recounted Jack Johnson's claim that he gave all his peppy pop tunes over to the Curious George soundtrack and how that, combined with personal losses -- including the death of his cousin Danny Riley, to ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
For his fifth studio album, Jack Johnson makes some changes: Recording in Los Angeles for the first time instead of his native Hawaii, the album also promises prominent electric guitar -- a big shift from his acoustic-based sound. But fans can rest assured that Johnson will bring his sunny, laidback songwriting style and intimate lyrics.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Much of the press surrounding the release of Sleep Through the Static recounted Jack Johnson's claim that he gave all his peppy pop tunes over to the Curious George soundtrack and how that, combined with personal losses -- including the death of his cousin Danny Riley, to whom the album is dedicated -- led the surfing singer/songwriter into darker territory for his fifth album. To a certain extent, all of that is true, as the album does open with an atypically stark, moody number in "All at Once" and there are some darker sentiments lurking within the 14 songs here, but it takes some close listening to find the sorrow flowing through some of the words. Some very close listening, really, as Johnson's sand-brushed, gentle voice doesn't command attention. His voice lulls and soothes, so it takes concentrated effort to hear beyond his tone and hear what he's actually saying. Then again, the meaning of Johnson's music doesn't matter as much as the mellow mood, a feeling that he's sustained throughout his albums and doesn't change here. Johnson may use more electric guitars than acoustics on Sleep Through the Static, but he's strumming them like acoustics and his overall aesthetic has not changed at all: he's still a laid-back guy singing songs that roll so easy they glide into the background. No matter what instrument he's playing or what he's singing about, his music still feels the same, which is enough to satisfy his fans but not to win him many new ones. [Universal Int'l's 2008 reissue included six remixes on a bonus CD.]
Entertainment Weekly - Simon Vozick-Levinson
...dark sentiments are balanced by warm melodies and gently rootsy arrangements. [B+]

...dark sentiments are balanced by warm melodies and gently rootsy arrangements. [B+]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/2008
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602517764903
  • Catalog Number: 1776490
  • Sales rank: 397,943

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All at Once (3:37)
  2. 2 Sleep Through the Static (3:43)
  3. 3 Hope (3:42)
  4. 4 Angel (2:03)
  5. 5 Enemy (3:48)
  6. 6 If I Had Eyes (3:58)
  7. 7 Same Girl (2:12)
  8. 8 What You Thought You Need (5:27)
  9. 9 Adrift (3:56)
  10. 10 Go On (4:34)
  11. 11 They Do, They Don't (4:11)
  12. 12 While We Wait (1:26)
  13. 13 Monsoon (4:16)
  14. 14 Losing Keys (4:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hope (4:54)
  2. 2 Losing Keys (3:35)
  3. 3 Monsoon (4:24)
  4. 4 Angel (3:30)
  5. 5 They Do, They Don't (4:43)
  6. 6 Hope (6:06)
  7. 7 Sleep Through the Static/I Love You and Buddha Too
  8. 8 Enemy
  9. 9 Adrift
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Johnson Primary Artist
Merlo Podlewski Bass
Adam Topol Drums
Zach Gill Keyboards, Vocals
Trent Johnson Acoustic Guitar
Emmett Malloy Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Bernie Grundman Mastering
J.P. Plunier Producer
Robert Carranza Engineer
Jeff Motch Art Direction
Mario C. Remixing
Jack Johnson Composer
Merlo Podlewski Composer
Thomas Campbell Drawing
Dave Lively Art Direction
Zach Rogue Composer
Laura Flippen Photo Assistance
Stu Hunter Remixing
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