User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30

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  1. NickF
    Jun 3, 2010
    10
    Great album. JJ returns to his roots in a good way. Reminds me of his first album more so than his last one.
  2. JayP
    Jun 1, 2010
    10
    That soft Hawaiian acoustic rock that Jack is famous for? Well... it's back.
  3. JessicaM.
    Jun 2, 2010
    10
    Absolutely a melodic trip worth taking, To the Sea brings out the beauty of Jack that fans love to indulge in! The feel is a bit more upbeat, with some electric guitar! Who would've thought they had electric on Jack's little island of paradise! Awesome! Love it! Love it! Love it!
  4. DanM
    Jun 2, 2010
    9
    Love this one as much as all the others! I can't think of a JJ song that i skip over, I listen to them all thanks Jack for some more music.
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    10
    Every album this guy makes is a wonder of laid-back rhythmic strumming and brilliant lyrics- and they just keep getting better and better.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A natural progression from 2008 release "Sleep Through the Static," the new set features more electric guitars and a brighter, full-band sound while still bringing plenty of singalong acoustic romanticism and breezy melodies.
  2. 60
    "You And Your Heart" tries to kick out the jams, but in the most polite fashion imaginable. He's at his best on more familiar ground of the mid-tempo chug "Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology." [Aug 2010, p.84]
  3. Here's another set of strummy beachside ballads from the most successful surf bum in history.