Love Is a Four Letter Word 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"… Love Is a Four Letter Word 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"… 2012-04-17 Jason Mraz Pop Atlantic
Music Review

Love Is a Four Letter Word (2012)

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
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 17, 2012; Lead Performance: Jason Mraz; Genre: Pop; Production: 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 Apr 11, 2012 Published in issue #1203-1204 Apr 20, 2012 Order article reprints
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