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If James Taylor was the face of '70s soft rock, then pro-surfer-turned-multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is surely his millennial counterpart: an easy on the ears commercial juggernaut that the critics dismiss with undisguised, and somewhat unjustified bile. Johnson's response to his detractors is to dig in, and with SLEEP THROUGH THE STATIC, his fifth--and best--set of soulfully mellow but emphatically hooky jams, he does just that.

Reportedly recorded on a solar-powered 8-track reel to reel, the songs--which, as he explains in the liner notes, concern "making babies...and raising them"--intimately reveal Johnson's newfound family bliss. He brings to the studio his touring band of drummer Adam Topol, bassist Merlo Podlewski, and keyboardist Zach Gill, who adds piano trills reminiscent of those in Nick Drake's "Pink Moon." A laidback Cali quality brims throughout cuts such as the title track and "Hope," as producer Robert Carranza keeps the sounds present but never overbearing.

What the critics say...

Rolling Stone (p.77) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The finest moments on SLEEP THROUGH THE STATIC are the simplest, like the aching love song 'Angel' or Go On,' a sweetly swaying meditation on his growing children."
Spin (p.94) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] chewy, Moog-speckled ditties that reveal an arty streak he's kept secret till now."
Blender (Magazine) (p.99) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "With a few more electric flourishes than before, he makes it all feel light as sea foam..."

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. All At Once
  2. Sleep Through The Static
  3. Hope
  4. Angel
  5. Enemy
  6. If I Had Eyes
  7. Same Girl
  8. What You Thought You Need
  9. Adrift
  10. Go On
  11. They Do, They Don't
  12. While We Wait
  13. Monsoon
  14. Losing Keys
Release date NZ
February 8th, 2008
Universal Republic
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