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To the Sea

Jack Johnson | PEOPLE WATCHING Jack Johnson

PEOPLE WATCHING Jack Johnson (Hilary Walsh)

Here’s another set of strummy beachside ballads from the most successful surf bum in history. Like 2008’s Sleep Through the Static, To the Sea has some introspective moments. (”Pictures of People Taking Pictures”? Deep, dude.) Mostly, though, Jack Johnson stays in the shallow end. ”Aw, baby, those are such great shoes,” he sings on ”At or With Me.” Wait, what does he know about shoes? B

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Originally posted May 26 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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