To the Sea [LP]

To the Sea [LP]

by Jack Johnson
     
 

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Jack Johnson quietly turned into a star over the course of the 2000s, so it's only fitting that he inaugurates the second decade of his recording career with To the Sea, an album that feels like the work of a soft rock superstar. Of course, that's what Johnson is, but he's avoided sounding that way by performing soft-shuffle acoustic numbers, camouflaging his

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Jack Johnson quietly turned into a star over the course of the 2000s, so it's only fitting that he inaugurates the second decade of his recording career with To the Sea, an album that feels like the work of a soft rock superstar. Of course, that's what Johnson is, but he's avoided sounding that way by performing soft-shuffle acoustic numbers, camouflaging his pop move as a soundtrack to Curious George, then getting mellowly introspective on 2008's Sleep Through the Static. To the Sea blows away the drowsy cobwebs from Sleep, pushing the acoustic guitar to the background and letting his band groove politely, usually in an amiable, unhurried gait that never breaks a sweat even when the musicians goose the tempo a bit. Call it the signature of a surfer so bleached by the sun that he rushes nothing, but To the Sea substitutes the sunset strum-alongs of his earliest records for a sleek daytime sheen that might glimmer too brightly for hippies but it makes for a better overall pop record, the kind of album that suits Jack Johnson's stature as surfer turned AAA crooner. [To the Sea was also released on LP.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2010
Label:
Republic
UPC:
0602527382890
catalogNumber:
001426601

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Tracks

  1. You and Your Heart
  2. To the Sea
  3. No Good With Faces
  4. At or With Me
  5. When I Look Up
  6. From the Clouds
  7. My Little Girl
  8. Turn Your Love
  9. The Upsetter
  10. Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology
  11. Pictures of People Taking Pictures
  12. Anything But the Truth
  13. Only the Ocean

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