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Love Is a Four Letter Word

EASY TO 'LOVE' The musical wordsmith employs his breezy nuances to his latest album

EASY TO 'LOVE' The musical wordsmith employs his breezy nuances to his latest album

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Love Is a Four Letter Word

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Jason Mraz; Music Label: Atlantic

Once merely a funny-hat-wearing antidote to John Mayer’s Serious Rock Guy poses, Mraz has accrued a major fan base thanks to hits like ”I’m Yours” and ”I Won’t Give Up.” Many of the hacky-sacking grooves on his fourth album settle for snoozy gentility. But he tiptoes the line on Love Is a Four Letter Word between hammock-strung wisdom and twee naïveté with such goofball charisma that otherwise forgettable love-each-other-doodles like ”Everything Is Sound” become sweetly breezy anthems. B

Best Tracks:
Sly, jazzy 5/6
Colorful Frank D. Fixer

Originally posted April 13 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

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