Bahamas - Earthtones
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
2018 Ratings: #172
January 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brushfire, Universal / Label / Website
Your Review



Earthtones, the fourth studio album from Bahamas is beautifully familiar, but new enough to engage fully with the tales of luckless love and the struggles of everyday life.


By pushing himself and his collaborators to such bold new heights, Bahamas is sure to win over slews of new fans. This is the work of ravenous, restless musicians who refuse to be pigeonholed.


Taken together, Earthtones is a refreshing, playful set that hits a sweet spot between classic smooth soul and Jurvanen's pensive soft rock.

Northern Transmissions

Consistently welcoming and intriguing, Jurvanen is setting high expectations for what soul record can be in 2018.

Jan 22, 2018*
I might be an asshole but the jack johnson sound is crap, the backup singing women are on point though Show Me Naomi is a jam, bad boys need love to is a song that goes on bout not growing up with a pepop and then bout not killing the planet and i just sat back like that escalated quickly (and pondered on how shit that chorus or whatever them sounds were during the chorus was) from me to you its not awful, but gosh damn this mans voice is just lacking grit or something i feel like he needs to ... read more
Mar 10, 2018
Listened to this a while back and haven't even thought once to listen to it again. It's a nice overall sound, but it is unable to make a real mark on my memory. To be fair, the style is not really my own, so maybe I'm biased. But that's what user reviews are for.
Feb 5, 2018
I've sat on this album a while, but this is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. One of the ways I determine how good an album is, is by seeing how widely it receives good reception from a variety of musical tastes. This album has gotten universally good reception from literally every person (around a dozen) people I've recommended it to. Lyrically, he's much better than Jack Johnson (weak comparison), his ability to ironically portray what depression is like, his ability to ... read more
Feb 3, 2018
laid back and very cool...a kinda cool groooove
Jan 30, 2018
I found nothing in this album to enjoy…honestly I found the lyrics to be empty in meaning, the music to be sorely lacking substance (ironic because he talks about having substance over style in one song, I felt like he had neither in the album), and the vocals so dull. Sometimes it didn’t feel like the music was cohesive in any way and took till song nine of eleven in the album (called “So Free”) for me to feel like the male and female vocalists even gelled as a singing ... read more
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Track List
  1. Alone
  2. Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song)
  3. No Wrong
  4. Show Me Naomi
  5. No Expectations
  6. Way With Words
  7. Bad Boys Need Love Too
  8. Everything To Everyone
  9. So Free
  10. No Depression
  11. Any Place
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, Novell_sx, bgod

Added on: December 17, 2017