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Songs From St. Somewhere

August 20, 2013 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 20, 2013
  • Release Date: August 20, 2013
  • Label: Mailboat Records
  • Copyright: 2013 Mailboat Records
  • Total Length: 1:05:27
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  • ASIN: B00EFFXEEA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 451 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,516 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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I am as big a Buffett fan as they come. But I am NOT one to succumb to the "emperor's new clothes" syndrome. While some may feel guilty for saying anything negative about King Parrothead, I feel he deserves, and can handle, the truth. If this music speaks to him, great (queue up 'Making Music For Money'), but it certainly lacks what speaks to me (whether it was coming from Buffett or anyone else)...
Others have said it, Buffett's voice is in a 'phone-it-in' mode here, the entire album. He is simply speaking the words and elongating some vowel sounds. He isn't singing... the entire album lacks any melody, with the occasional briefly lived exception here and way over there.
I do NOT mind the album being stripped down and mellow!... some of my favorite Buffett songs are the slow paced and under-produced ones (something about a mandolin, tin cup chalice, pacing the cage, livingstons gone to texas, wonder why you ever go home, etc etc etc etc etc) but all those songs have something in common: they are carefully penned, thoughtfully constructed and damn catchy. Sadly most of this album lacks any of those adjectives. Its actually hard to listen to if you know and expect anything comparable to those beautiful tunes... or anything remotely resembling a song for that matter.
In the past, even the lesser Buffet albums had some salvageable moments. I'll really have to search awhile to find them here. And I REALLY do want to find them here. I wish I could give him an 'A for effort', but I think the lack of effort is exactly the problem.
But Jim, if this music speaks to you, go for it! You have given me more timeless classics that I will take to the grave with me than Neil Young, The Allman Bros or The Dead.
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There are some Jimmy Buffett albums that i don't like. (i.e.: Riddles,Floridays,Carnival) Sadly I have this new one in that category so far. I do own all of those I mentioned because, well, it's Jimmy.

I really do not like negative reviews. I try to avoid them because it is not very respectful to the artist, who has worked at their craft and should be at least honored for doing that regardless if my insignificant opinion likes it or not.

There are some songs I like on this album, others not so much. I think it is the lyrics on some. They sound like trying too hard. I can see this new one playing in the background at a party or a bar but not something to sink into with headphones.

Still love ya JB. You still have my respect as a songwriter. That you earned that a long time ago.
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Sorry Jimmy.... I've been a Buffett fan for the past 30 years or so. I have seen him in concert more times than I can remember (20+) and I feel that the JB glory years of music are over. One of the things that attracted me to Jimmy in the first place were the clever, tropical, drinking themed songs that you'd expect to hear in a tropical dive bar. Let's face it, Jimmy isn't the most musically/vocally gifted musician. His lyrics and overall lifestyle is wat attracted me to him in the first place. At this point I feel like he's "jumped the shark" (pun intended) and is grasping for things to write/sing about. No longer does he come across as the guy at Captain Tony's signing to make a living - rather a rich guy trying to hold on to a music hobby. The simple fun of "Tin Cup Chalice" and "Biloxi" have truned into the forced boringness of "I'm No Russian" and Rhumba Man" (Buffett Hotel).

I'm sure there will be Parrotheads who will disagree with me, but it looks like I'll stick with the old greats like "A1A, Coconut Telegraph", etc.... Fool me once, shame on you (Buffett Hotel) - fool me twice shame on me (Songs from St Somewhere). Looks like I'm the fool for buying....
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This album is great. You still see the same talented songwriter that we've always loved. These are songs of incredible quality, however many are ballads of varying speeds and tempos that convey an older and more seasoned man and musician.

Some reviewers are being harsh on this album. Don't ask the man to dance for you and jump for you like a 30 year old. He's not a show pony. He's an artist and a human being that's going to use his music to express himself and convey something about the station of life he's in. He's in his upper 60s and many of the songs are reflective and smooth, dealing with themes of age and old loves.

For example, "Soulfully" is one song that stood out to me as a mature and steady, almost Clapton-esque love song. And listen to "Oldest Surfer On The Beach" for a moving song about growing older that feels almost like a follow up to "Pirate Looks at 40."

None of this is to say that there aren't still a few awesome faster beach bar jams on here. "Too Drunk to Karaoke" and "I Want to Go Back to Cartagena" come to mind as a few that will satisfy the radio DJs. "Something 'Bout a Boat" is also a great beach song to tap your foot to.

Bottom line: If you're a serious fan of Jimmy, you'll be pleased with this entire album. On the other hand, if you're a 20-something looking for "Margaritaville" type songs to party to on the beach (nothing wrong with that, by the way), just preview and download a couple of the songs.
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