Jack Johnson is my favourite discovery of the summer. All his songs are based around an infectious guitar rhythm and melody, of the kind that sticks in your head forever! They're upbeat, mellow, thoughtful and radio-friendly, so you'll no doubt hear his singles being played more and more. His lyrics are great, meaningful but very sing-along too. I only had to hear 'Good People' on the radio before I knew that I liked Jack, and that song is a good guide to what you'll find on this album. There are no duff tracks on it, and I never find myself skipping any of them; the album-only songs are just as good as the singles. 'Staple It Together' is funky, nod-your-head music, whereas 'Better Together' is a nice gentle intro that strolls along at an easy pace. The live version of 'Mudfootball' (featuring G. Love and Donavon Frankenreiter) is a great ending to a great album.
It's just perfect for playing on hot summer days, and no doubt for reminding you through the winter that there are warmer days to come! If you need a lift, I suggest you listen to Jack Johnson. You won't be disappointed. Good packaging and sleeve booklet too, including all the lyrics. Definitely worth every penny, and 5 stars too.