Review | Jack Johnson, To the Sea

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In Stores: Tuesday, 6/1

Us Rating: ***

Acoustic guitar? Check. Ukulele playing? Yep. Environment-saluting lyrics? Of course -- it's a Jack Johnson album! The fifth studio CD from the married dad of three, 35, is awash in his signature poetic, beachy ambience. Examples: a sing-along chorus of catchy "Oh's" on the peppy "At or With Me" and lush odes to the ocean (like the title track). (Brushfire Records)

--Ian Drew