Its hard to avoid comparing G Love to other better known artists, but it helps set them in the frame. especially if you have come across this album on a impetuous riffle through, faithfully aided by "recommendations" and "others bought" guides. by now you can't remember what album you started with.
I would suggest holding on and taking some time here, the other reviews are spot on, it's bluesy, some neat jazz overtones, jaunty rhythm and laid back rap delivery. It is a very cool album.
But should you buy it? Or see what else was recommended, maybe something more hip hop, more blues?
When I first heard it several bands sprung to mind, but I got that feeling, you remember the one you got when you first heard Scooby Snack by the Fun lovin' Criminals, or Loser by Beck, or the first time you saw the Sabotage video?
Along with realising you will never be that cool, you had the gut feeling there was a chance you would be perceived that way just for the 3 odd minutes of the track.. Well this album hits that spot, with some added summer.
Its one for THE Collection (the 6 or so CD's you can fit in the glove compartment for long drives) each track holds its own and it wouldn't be out of place next to Digable Planets, Wagon Christ, Johnny Cash and of course Air!
One of my top buys this year, and its 10 years old so already stood the test of time (relative to the present state of the music industry)