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Sleep Through The Static

Jack JohnsonAudio CD
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On his last two studio albums, Jack Johnson pushed into darker territory and delved deeper into electric guitar work than ever before in his music career. Now, with his sixth studio album From Here To Now To You, the Hawaii-based singer-songwriter reclaims his role as a maestro of surf folk-rock while expanding and strengthening his songwriting craft. Written entirely on acoustic guitar and ... Read more in Amazon's Jack Johnson Store

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  • Audio CD (February 5, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brushfire Records
  • ASIN: B000Z0UEU6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Surfer and singer-songwriter Jack Johnson returns with his fifth release Sleep Through the Static. Recorded directly to tape to achieve analog purity, the 14-track CD is filled with mellow, acoustic sounds with a bit of electric thrown into the mix, including the single 'If I Had Eyes'. Per Jack, 'At this point in my life I weigh about 190 lbs and my ear hairs are getting longer. I also have a couple of kids. My wife popped them out, but I helped. Some of the songs on this album are about making babies. Some of the songs are about raising them. Some of the songs are about the world that these children will grow up in; a world of war and love, and hate, and time and space. Some of the songs are about saying goodbye to people I love and will miss.' He recorded the songs onto analog tape machines powered by the sun in Hawaii and Los Angeles. 14 tracks. Universal. 2008

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Jack Johnson recorded his fourth album using nothing but solar power. This is somehow fitting for a singer-songwriter, surfer, and filmmaker who spends most of his days floating in the ocean under Hawaii's open skies. The forces of nature certainly seem to have found their way into the mellow grooves of standout tracks like "What You Thought You Need," "Adrift," and "Go On," songs so lovely and effortless that you can almost hear the melodies coming to Johnson on a warm breeze that rustles through the coconut trees. Sleep Through the Static documents his best work to date, even better than the Curious George soundtrack. The sedate singer transforms the acoustic campfire strums of the past into sublime, soulful ruminations on his wife, kids, and the state of the world. He even manages to conjure up some real anger on the title track, which is hardly diminished by its lavish grooves and glistening harmonies. --Aidin Vaziri

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No radical departure... February 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I'd read interviews where Jack Johnson had stated that his next album would feature a different direction with electric guitars. Well, he's not quite right. "Sleep through the static" isn't a radical departure, which is fine by me as what he does is great; Gently rolling surf like acoustic music. One listen to opening cut "All at once", "Enemy", or the lovely "Same girl" tells you that.

Lead single "If I had eyes" is bluesy and upbeat (well, by his standards), and you can hear the subtle difference new band member (pianist Zach Gill) makes to the music. I like the OO OO OOs!! Similar in feel is "What you thought you needed", with light marching beats and lightly buzzing guitars.

"They do they don't" is slower but with edgier (slightly distorted) sounding guitars (I really like this one), while "Hope" is lite reggae. "Adrift" is a tender piano sprinkled bluesy number, lovely!

I guess where there is more of a change in direction is lyrically; title track "Sleep through the static" sees him going political and lyrically references the Iraq war ("we went beyond where we should have gone" he says) or "Go on" (a lovely acoustic/piano ode to his growing brood, presently 2 children), and the very tender "Angel" (about his wife).

As long as you're not expecting a radically different sound, you should enjoy this,that is if you like the guy's music in the first place.
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72 of 86 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sleep Through the Static February 14, 2008
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Jack Johnson's soundtrack to the 2006 film Curious George was a winsome piece of folk-pop that kept everything appropriately sunny and superficial. Sleep Through the Static, Johnson's fourth proper LP, has been pitted by publicists and Johnson himself as the melancholic yin to Curious George's carefree yang. By their accounts, this is the record on which the surfer-turned-musician wipes out on the insurmountable tidal wave of real life. He's growing older and watching his children do the same, in an increasingly hostile world. More importantly, he's still reeling from the untimely death of his cousin, Danny Riley (that's him singing backup on "If I Had Eyes"), to whom the album is posthumously dedicated. Sleep Through the Static introduces electric guitar into the mix and--claims Johnson--references his punk-rock roots, all while delving into more mature themes. At least by Jack Johnson standards, it sounds poised to be an immensely dark and difficult album.

It's not, of course, and listeners will instantly find themselves back within the cozy confines of Johnson's all-too-secure environment. Johnson has never been as soulful as Ben Harper, as idiosyncratic as John Mayer or as technically accomplished as Dave Matthews, but he's nothing if not reliable, and the fans who have rocketed him to the top of the charts know exactly what to expect. The album-to-album changes in his sound have been incremental to imperceptible, depending on how closely you listen. And after four installments of largely identical music, the big question is whether devotees will lap this one up with the same satisfaction as they have with the previous three, or whether--like the casual listener--they'll find it rather boring and long in the tooth.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The curious George syndrome February 6, 2008
By DVB
Format:Audio CD
If I could've given this item 3 and a half stars I would've.

I am a Jack Johnson fan from the very beginning, when most people didn't even know the man. Yes, those times when Flake was playing in some stations.

Something happened between In between dreams and this album, and I think it was all because of Curious George!

This album starts off in awesome fashion. As a matter of fact All at Once is an excellent song, and yet, the first time I listened to it I told my wife... "you shouldnt start off an album with such a mellow song". I didnt think that the whole album was going to be like that.

And here's where I agree with a lot of the previous reviewers. Yes people, this album is way too slow. Where did the feel good songs go. Where did the cool guitar riffs and rythms go. What happened to the upbeat songs (ie mudfootball, taylor, holes in heaven, never know, good people, etc)?

Yes, this album is mellow. But there are several songs that I think are worth the while playing over and over again. Among these, Angel, All at once and Same girl.

Why curious george? Cuz, some of the songs sound like some of the slow, depressive lullabies on Curious George soundtrack.

On another note. As much as I love the piano, on this album it tends to shadow the guitar repeatedly, which I hate, since I love the way the man plays the guitar. So thumbs down for the excessive amount of piano.

I will still listen to the cd, but only for very cozy, rainy evenings.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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With a bit of strumming of an electric guitar, thus begins the fourth album by Jack Johnson, "Sleep Through The Static." The opening track, "All At Once," sounds a little too reminiscent of the beginning of O.A.R.'s "Heard the World," even though Johnson's lyrics are darker. Right away the listener can tell that Johnson has had some troubling times while writing the songs for this album simply by listening to the lyrics. This album has been advertised as one of Johnson's first albums where he heavily utilizes electric guitar (as opposed to his last albums), but I really couldn't tell too much as the music itself sounded similar to his acoustic works.

"All At Once" plays with a mid-tempo electric guitar strumming and piano. Like most of the album, the sound of this song continues Johnson's laid-back music, but, underneath it all, when you really listen to the lyrics, there's something bleaker. This song is a great opener on an album where Johnson is unsure of his - as well as humanity's - place in the world whereas in his earlier songs he had seemed so sure. By the time the song ends, it quickly transitions into the next song, "Sleep Through the Static." This song reflects - in Johnson's own style - the nation's place in the current war. It seems like most artists today (from Bruce Springsteen to Lenny Kravitz) are all too eager to write about their stances on the war. However, some artists (Springsteen) can write about this subject matter in a catchy yet true way whereas some artists (Kravitz) write songs with poetic lyrics that get too lost in muddled, humdrum music. Unfortunately, this happens here too even though Johnson tries to connect with his listeners by using familiar sounds.
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Hooray for new Jack Johnson!!!!
I can't wait either...from what I hear it's supposed to me much more "plugged in" and electric than his past work. I like the piano on the 1st single "If I Had Eyes"...a little out of the ordinary for him.
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