Buffet Hotel

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Buffet Hotel
Buffet Hotel.jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Buffett
Released December 8, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop-rock
Label Mailboat
Producer Mac McAnally
Michael Utley
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Take the Weather with You
Buffet Hotel
Songs from St. Somewhere
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (favorable)[1]

Buffet Hotel is the twenty sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, released on December 8, 2009. On October 27, 2009, it was officially posted on the Margaritaville homepage as well on the Mailboat Records homepage.[2] It is the follow-up to Take the Weather with You.

While making the album, Buffett employed techniques from earlier albums, such as recording later at night after surfing; this resulted in a more laid-back feel. The name of the album comes from a building in Bamako, Mali, which Buffett visited during the Festival au Désert.[3] The album includes "Surfing In a Hurricane".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nobody from Nowhere" (Will Kimbrough/Tommy Womack) - 5:07
  2. "Wings" (Jimmy Buffett/Will Kimbrough) - 3:46
  3. "Big Top" (Jimmy Buffett/Roger Guth) - 4:31
  4. "Beautiful Swimmers" (Jimmy Buffett) - 5:21
  5. "Turn Up the Heat and Chill the Rosé" (Jimmy Buffett) - 3:50
  6. "Summerzcool" (Jimmy Buffett/Mac McAnally) - 3:15
  7. "Rhumba Man" (Jesse Winchester) - 4:10
  8. "We Learned to Be Cool from You" (Jimmy Buffett) - 5:55
  9. "Surfing in a Hurricane" (Jimmy Buffett/Will Kimbrough) - 4:26
  10. "Life Short Call Now" (Bruce Cockburn) - 4:08
  11. "Buffet Hotel" (Jimmy Buffett/Bill Flanagan/Mac McAnally) - 6:00
  12. "A Lot to Drink About" (Jimmy Buffett/Will Kimbrough/Mac McAnally) - 3:29

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 17
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200 173[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: Buffet Hotel". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Buffet Hotel will be available December 8th!". Margaritaville.com. 
  3. ^ newsok.com
  4. ^ "Best of 2010 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31.