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"To The Sea"
© Brushfire Records
You And Your Heart
to The Sea
No Good With Faces
At Or With Me
When I Look Up
From The Clouds
My Little Girl
Turn Your Love
Red Wine Mistakes
Pictures Of People
Anything But The Truth
Only The Ocean
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"To The Sea"
Jack Johnson's first album (Brushfire Fairytales) contained the hit "Bubble Toes" -- yet his biggest
successes were achieving not one, not two, but three albums to reach #1 on the Billboard Albums Chart. This week's
choice, To The Sea (released in 2010) was one of those three #1 albums. Jack Johnson's music is called "Beach Music" --
It's not surfing music, it just has a good sound to listen to while relaxing on the beach. (Johnson was a surfer before he
hit it big in music.)
The two radio favorites from this album were the first and third tracks -- "You And Your Heart," and "No
Good With Faces." These two songs are definitely the standouts. (Another mention is the last track, "Only The Ocean,"
probably considered the best "ballad" tune.)
The title track has a pleasant sound, where "At Or With Me" has a classical piano intro (?), then kicks into
the song. This tune, likewise "Pictures Of People taking Pictures" are the least favorites in my opinion. Yet
"At Or With Me" is the better of the two.
38 seconds clocks in the short piece "When I Look Up." The other "ballads" found here are "My Little Girl,"
and "Turn Your Love." Both slow-driven tunes, and considered balladlike. Another one to mention in this fashion
is "Anything But The Truth."
The remaining tracks left have the "happy-go-lucky" sound, which pretty much defines Jack Johnson's music. (Especially
on the track "Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology." The others are "From The Clouds" and "The Upsetter."
No doubt, this is good "beach music" to relax by. This album did reach #1 on the Albums chart, yet I felt this album
may not have achieved #1 status, meaning every song stands out, and easily would reach the highest position on the chart.
This album, will grow on you, after repeated listeners. It's not a bad album, yet it's not a great one either. There are
songs that does fit the quiet or down time for anyone, wanting to just relax with good music in the background.
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