The Sound of Sunshine

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Sep 21, 2010

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. To say the record isn't "challenging" is an understatement, especially when looking at his early work, but it's easy to overlook how skillfully the man crafts positive music that's sunshine, and yet not sugary.
  2. May 13, 2011
    Two or three songs slip into Jack Johnson-ish blandness, but for the most part The Sound of Sunshine makes good on the promise of its undeniably appetising title.
  3. On The Sound of Sunshine, "I'll Be Waiting" reaches for U2 grandeur, but Michael Franti is best as an amiable neo-Marley busker, asking for change, love, and maybe one more shot at crossover gold.
  4. This is an album that's best enjoyed with a sweating Red Stripe, at least 95% humidity and an abandonment of cares.
  5. From dancefloor tracks such as "Shake It" to a lover's rock vibe on "Only Thing Missing Was You", Franti has made an eclectic, conscious album

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