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Classic Album Review: Jimmy Buffett | Far Side Of The World

More low-impact ditties for Parrotheads with Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops & boat drinks.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


The title is one thing. But the reality is that singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett isn’t exactly striking out for new territory on Far Side Of The World, his 30th album (give or take).

For the most past, these dozen tracks find Buffett content to while away his time in the same warm southern climes where he’s made his musical home for decades. Switching gracefully between lazy Caribbean folk, Key West lounge ballads, lighthearted southern roots-pop and the occasional shot of greasy Mississippi blues or zippy Cajun zydeco, Buffett once again delivers low-impact ditties for Parrotheads who spend their summers in Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops, with boat drink in hand. And what’s so bad about that?