michael gallucci


In album review on 03/30/2012 at 10:44 am

Jason Mraz

Love Is a Four Letter Word


Jason Mraz is like the one dude in that bunch of bros who isn’t a total dickhead. While his buddies get a little too loud and obnoxious, Mraz is the guy in the corner sipping his beer and smiling sheepishly at all of the offended bystanders. It’s exactly those qualities that make him such a likable but somewhat faceless artist. His fourth album – and first since the inescapable “I’m Yours” dominated airwaves in 2008 – features a little bit of everything that’s come to define the 34-year-old singer-songwriter: springy acoustic pop (“Everything Is Sound”), beach-ready singalongs (“The Freedom Song”), and cutesy folk (“I Won’t Give Up”). But like the “easy and breezy” lifestyle Mraz celebrates in “Living in the Moment,” Love Is a Four Letter Word never tries too hard or aims too big, kinda like that forgettable guy in the corner.


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