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.



  1. All at Once
  2. Go On
  3. They Do, They Don't
  4. While We Wait
  5. Monsoon
  6. Losing Keys
  7. Sleep Through the Static
  8. HopeAngel
  9. Enemy
  10. If I Had Eyes
  11. Same Gir
  12. lWhat You Thought You Need
  13. Adrift

Jack Johnson ‎– Sleep Through The Static

SKU: 602517604131

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