how should i describe colbie caillat's music? words like "effervescent", "spirited", "laid-back", "relaxing vibe" come to mind. in fact, colbie's music is like malibu, the place where she hails from. yes, it sounds like living by the beach with warm summer breezes and endless sunny days. i feel rejuvenated listening to this album. it is the kind of music you can play while having a quiet party with cool friends.

there is nothing profound or deep about her acoustic folk-pop music, but her mature lyrics belie her tender age. while i won't call colbie a perfect tunesmith, her melodies have a strong hook and sing-along ability. i really dig the opener "oxygen", which to me is the best track in the album. it has a beguiling melody that keeps repeating in my mind. other notable tracks are "bubbly", "feelings show" and "battle".

the first half of the album is excellent whereas the second-half is just average.

surprisingly, my malaysian pressing sounds rather good in its recording. it is raw and edgy in the good sense and as usual you have to crank up the volume to appreciate its full glory.

this album is not ground-breaking or attempt to offer anything new, but it is immensely enjoyable and listenable.

Oh, btw, i like this album better than any jack johnson's albums i've heard. jack has a lot of boring songs!

music: 8 out of 10
sonics: 7 out of 10


Anonymous said...

Hi Maggie,

Didn't notice that there was a Malaysia edition for this album until today I saw it at the Popular bookstore.

I bought the normal version which about RM11 higher then the Malaysia edition. Any idea what is the difference ?

maggielurva 愛美姬 said...


the normal version you bought should be EU (europe) pressing ;-)

its almost impossible to find US pressing in malaysia. audiophiles normally hunt for US pressing in ebay.