Sleep Through the Static Dig into surfer/strummer Jack Johnson's fourth solo CD, Sleep Through the Static , and you'll find unexpectedly somber pronouncements. "There's almost nothing that you could… Sleep Through the Static Dig into surfer/strummer Jack Johnson's fourth solo CD, Sleep Through the Static , and you'll find unexpectedly somber pronouncements. "There's almost nothing that you could… 2008-02-05 Jack Johnson Folk Rock
Music Review

Sleep Through the Static (2008)

Jack Johnson | STATIC CLING Dark sentiments stick to warm melodies on Jack Johnson's Sleep Through the Static
STATIC CLING Dark sentiments stick to warm melodies on Jack Johnson's Sleep Through the Static
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 05, 2008; Lead Performance: Jack Johnson; Genres: Folk, Rock

Dig into surfer/strummer Jack Johnson's fourth solo CD, Sleep Through the Static, and you'll find unexpectedly somber pronouncements. ''There's almost nothing that you could tell me/That could ease my mind,'' he complains on ''All at Once.'' ''Sometimes time doesn't heal,'' he later observes on ''If I Had Eyes.'' Whoa — don't go killing our buzz, bro! Then again, those dark sentiments are balanced by warm melodies and gently rootsy arrangements. Good musical vibes are Johnson's stock-in-trade, and on that count, this dude will always abide. B+
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Originally posted Feb 01, 2008 Published in issue #977 Feb 08, 2008 Order article reprints