To the Sea

Jack Johnson - To the Sea
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Based on 7 reviews
2010 Ratings: #602 / 855
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June 1, 2010 / Release Date
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musicOMH

On To The Sea, everybody's favourite surfer-turned-singer Jack Johnson goes electric and stretches the scope of his Oahu studio. The sound falls right in line with the rest of his catalogue while expanding on his happy-hippie jam band sound. It's vintage Johnson, but campfire strum-alongs are replaced by more riff-driven stuff that hints at Johnson's own reverence for Jimi Hendrix, albeit in an extremely laid-back way.

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66
Coming from the last album, I was actually pleasantly surprised with some of the production and instrumentation choices on “To The Sea”. While that was greatly appreciated, it also contains some of Jack Johnson’s least interesting lyrics.

Fav Tracks: Turn Your Love, You and Your Heart, At Or With Me, Anything But The Truth, Only The Ocean, From The Clouds

Least Fav Track: Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythologies

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6.6
Decent
daFigz
70
Nothing bugs me more than the label, 'hippie.' Or, is it hippies that bug me more than labels? Probably the latter. I don't get the lifestyle...by choice or convention. However, Johnson's CD release, "To The Sea" does find the Oahu based artist adding more electricity to the mix which is oddly compelling. Not a stellar release but a welcome addition to my diverse library of musical interests. Albeit the 'Townie' vibe permeates this CD only a handful of people who frequent this site ... read more
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Track List

  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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