Back to the Earth
Label: Atlantic Records/Atg
The San Diego coffeehouse balladeer seems excited to be here -- see that exclamation point? Or perhaps he's just SoCal groovy, wearing his goofy grin throughout "Best Friend," flipping head-over-heels in love on "Love Someone" or starting the day with bright sunshine and soft kisses on "Hello, You Beautiful Thing." And if that doesn't convince you he's overflowing with good vibes, Mraz is serene enough to cover Boyz II Men's schmaltz classic "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." Gentle acoustic escapism, and all the good-guy corn anyone needs in their weekly diet.