Love Is A Four Letter Word (Bonus Tracks, Explicit)
by Jason Mraz
Released: Apr 2012
Label: Atlantic Records
Could there be anything more Mrazian than an album all about love? Well, not really. But while he returns to a familiar topic, never straying lyrically far from the beach-wedding (with a bit of bite) fodder he's built his name on, he strikes out in some refreshing musical directions: organ-bedecked blue-eyed funk, a bit of country and, most of all, strings-laden, '70s singer-songwriter rock that lands him somewhere between James Taylor, the Eagles and Barry Manilow. It suits him, especially the country: "I Won't Give Up" might be his best track ever. "5/6" is definitely his most adventurous.