|Jason Mraz - Love Is A Four Letter Word Review|
|28-04-2012 15:20 | 0 comment(s)|
| Given that his 2008 breakthrough was courtesy of the anaemic cod-reggae of "I'm Yours", it would have been unreasonable to expect Jason Mraz's fourth album to be a carnival of envelope-pushing thrills, but even by his own standards this is stupefyingly insipid and pedestrian fare.
He's not helped by clunking lyrics that alternate between the ludicrous ("We are spiralling down in gravity" bravely reimagines Newton) and the banal ("In Your Hands" is a veritable thesaurus of break-up cliches).
Ultimately, it's hard to decide which grates more – the insanely happy upbeat songs or the wistful, dreary ones, but the truly excruciating chorus of "Everything Is Sound (La La La)" just clinches it for the former.