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By A Customer
This review is from: In Between Dreams (Audio CD)
As an Australian, Jack Johnson is pretty much a household name around here, primarily I guess because he suits our mostly laid back lifestyle so well. That's why I was looking forward to the release of this album too. And it definetely didn't disappoint. While I am a fan of almost all genres and appreciate musical technicality and boundary pushing, theres a lot to be said for a simple singalong to take the mind off things. This CD is even better for such a purpose than Jack's first two in my opinion. The reason for this may be credited to Jack's noticeable maturing in writing and guitar playing. Songs like Belle show off chord progressions that aren't half as basic as his old ones, yet still beautiful and easy to listen to.
Belle would have to be my favourite song; everything about it is just so simple and it almost puts the listener in the middle of France just by listening to it. Otherwise, everything is great and in my opinion the single Sitting, Waiting, Wishing is probably my least enjoyable - that's how good the album is.