After finally listening to the CD, I was amazed. His song's were so calm, yet so full of pleasure. I listened to it for hours at a time. Johnson's got a fresh new voice, unlike any other. He manages to stay hip with "bouncy" tones, and really catches your attention. I had no less than five people ask me who was singing, because he appeals to all ages.
I would recommend Brushfire Fairytales to anyone ready to step out of the mainstream pop culture. He could certainly define the new "in" style very soon.
I'll admit that the first time I heard Brushfire Fairytales, I wasn't too pleased with it because at the time it came out his kind of music was not the music my life at the time was calling out for, if that makes sense, but yeah, so I missed out on Brushfire Fairytales, forgive me please. It's been a year since the first time I've heard the album and I think its safe to say that I am in love with this album and his other albums. Every song is great, and the standout tracks for me include Mudfootball, where he claims "We used to laugh alot, but only because we thought that everything good would always remain, nothings gonna change there's no need to complain." Drink the Water is another favorite of mines in which I think he is singing about the hardships he faced when he surfed professionally. The first track off the album basically glues your ears to your cd player, it really is that good. Inaudible Melodies is probably my favorite track of all time by him because one, it sets the mood for the whole cd, and two its just catchy and the lyrics are great and the drums and bass can't be forgotten.
This album reminds me of all the good times and the bad times of summers gone and summers still to come. It would be a great duty for you all that have not yet experienced Jack Johnson to buy this album first and work your way up from here.
(For the person who said Jack Johnson sounds like how Jimi Hendrix would sing, for your information, the voice on Jimi Hendrix records IS Jimi Hendrix. I understand the confusion, because when I first heard Jimi Hendrix I thought Jimi was the guitar player and Hendrix was the lead singer. Little did I know it was the same person. By the way, I got a nice piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell you. Ha!)