Bahamas - Earthtones
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #34 / 830
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
2018 Ratings: #811
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January 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brushfire, Universal / Label
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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.

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
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.
Cant get behind this bore-fest
Smooth, soothing lines crossing back and forth the borders between the vintage world of heating soul and the modern, slick antics of alternative indie-pop. As the tracklisting advances, the group loses a bit of the sour flavour so interesting bestowed by the first cuts, but those earthtones surely provide food for the heart on brooding lonely afternoons.
Recommend by record store owner, Bahamas' "Earthtones" managed to captivate me with its refreshing sound.

Favorite tracks: Way With Words, No Wrong
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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
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Added on: December 17, 2017