Album: Jack Johnson, To the Sea (Island)
Sunday 30 May 2010
Too old for the Hollister generation, Johnson now sells albums to the likes of Gavin and Stacey's Uncle Bryn, who, erm, dig the laid-back grooves and the idea they are down with the kids.
Which is not to say that Johnson's music doesn't have its moments, but the greetings-card philosophy and lack of any sign of doubt are, five albums in, starting to grate (dark moments being the bread and butter of the singer-songwriter, no?). To the Sea is not bad, then, just lightweight – choosing to stay in the shallows rather than venture out to the depths.
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