Songs from St. Somewhere

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jimmy Buffett never fails to give the Parrotheads what they want, varying his sound just enough to keep things interesting for him without making his fans scurry away. In the new millennium, this often meant that Buffett catered to the country crowd that came his way after Alan Jackson brought him in to sing "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" -- Kenny Chesney co-opted Jimmy's breezy Caribbean country-rock not much later -- but on his albums of the 2000s, he often pursued a songwriterly direction, either covering other skilled writers (as he did on the charming 2006 set Take the Weather with You) or writing his own tunes (the relatively lean 2009 LP Buffet Hotel). In ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Jimmy Buffett never fails to give the Parrotheads what they want, varying his sound just enough to keep things interesting for him without making his fans scurry away. In the new millennium, this often meant that Buffett catered to the country crowd that came his way after Alan Jackson brought him in to sing "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" -- Kenny Chesney co-opted Jimmy's breezy Caribbean country-rock not much later -- but on his albums of the 2000s, he often pursued a songwriterly direction, either covering other skilled writers (as he did on the charming 2006 set Take the Weather with You) or writing his own tunes (the relatively lean 2009 LP Buffet Hotel). In the grand scheme of things, these albums were subtle affairs. That's not the case with 2013's Songs from St. Somewhere. Shamelessly silly and boisterously boozy, Songs from St. Somewhere flirts with self-parody and sometimes slips into pure tackiness. Surely, some of the bad taste is intentional -- he brought in Toby Keith to sing "Too Drunk to Karaoke" for a reason and he winkingly rhymes "Twitter" with a vulgarity on "Useless But Important Information" -- but when he makes a jocular offhand reference to Pussy Riot's incarceration on "I'm No Russian," his crassness grates. A good portion of Songs from St. Somewhere is amiably aimless -- Buffett is better off when he's mellow, picking out odes to boats, beach, surfers, and sun -- with the only thing threatening to spoil the mood being the decidedly silly songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • Label: Mailboat Records
  • UPC: 698268215016
  • Catalog Number: 2150
  • Sales rank: 753

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Buffett Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
Robert Greenidge Steel Drums
Tina Gullickson Vocals
Roger Guth Drums
Mark Knopfler Guest Appearance
Mac McAnally Guitar, Vocals
Jim Mayer Bass Guitar, Vocals
Peter Mayer Guitar, Vocals
Nadirah Shakoor Vocals
Mike Utley Keyboards
John Lovell Trumpet
Will Kimbrough Guitar
Oscar Romero Percussion, Guest Appearance
José Victor Escorcia Accordion, Guest Appearance
Fanny Lú Vocals
Technical Credits
Jimmy Buffett Composer, Liner Notes
Jesse Winchester Composer
Pat McLaughlin Composer
Shawn Camp Composer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Emilio Estefan Jr. Producer
Roger Guth Composer
Jeff Hughes Composer
J.L. Jamison Studio Manager
Mark Knopfler Composer
Mac McAnally Composer, Producer
Peter Mayer Composer
Chris Stone Engineer
Django Walker Composer
Michael Utley Producer
Steve Mazur Engineer
Kosh Art Direction
Will Kimbrough Composer
Alan Schulman Engineer
Dave Berg Composer
Rich Cooper Engineer
James Otto Composer
Patrick Davis Composer
Andrés Múnera Engineer
Danny Ponce Engineer
Dan Cook Guitar Techician
Eric Paslay Composer
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