Sleeping Through The Static
I got to Jack Johnson's stage just in time to hear the least-funky Sly Stone interpolation in pop history. Lucky me.
Johnson is the new king of soft rock, specializing in slight, breezy songs that have about as much edge as the beach ball that just landed at my feet.
It's the very definition of anodyne - perfectly pleasant stuff that apparently sounds great to fans of perfectly pleasant music, as Johnson's last two albums went No. 1 on the big Billboard chart.
To me, though, his mellow vocals, wiki-wiki guitar lines and laid-back island-inspired grooves just sound soporific.
I left Underworld for this? I'm going back to the Dance Tent.
-- J. Freedom du Lac
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