Songs from St. Somewhere

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Songs from St. Somewhere
Jimmy Buffett Songs from St. Somewhere.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 2013
Recorded2013
Genre
Length60:05
LabelMailboat
Producer
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Buffet Hotel
(2009)
Songs from St. Somewhere
(2013)
'Tis the SeaSon
(2016)

Songs from St. Somewhere is the twenty-eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. The album was released on August 20, 2013, by Mailboat Records.[1][2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[4]
The Oakland Press2.5/4 stars[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]

Songs from St. Somewhere garnered generally mixed reception by music critics. At The Oakland Press, Gary Graff said that the album is not up to the same caliber of his previous album, nonetheless this is "a perfectly fine fix between boat drinks for any Parrothead worth his or her feathers."[5] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic evoked that this is the perfect album for a listener who's drunk, which he said was "perfectly fine" for that occasion, but for those "listening to this sober, it's quite likely you'll be more inclined to cringe than to smile."[4] At Rolling Stone, Jon Dolan alluded to how this release "is full of chill evocations of island life."[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 60,388 copies in the United States.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Somethin' 'Bout a Boat"2:44
2."Einstein Was a Surfer"4:41
3."Earl's Dead - Cadillac for Sale"Buffett5:41
4."Too Drunk to Karaoke" (with Toby Keith)
4:02
5."Serpentine"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
4:43
6."Useless But Important Information"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
4:12
7."I Want to Go Back to Cartagena"
3:15
8."Soulfully"Kimbrough3:16
9."Rue de la Guitare"Buffett3:23
10."I'm No Russian"Buffett6:40
11."Tides"
  • Buffett
  • Guth
4:12
12."The Rocket That Grandpa Rode"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
  • Kimbrough
  • Mayer
  • Guth
4:02
13."I Wave Bye Bye"Jesse Winchester3:19
14."Colour of the Sun"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
  • Mayer
  • Guth
3:48
15."Oldest Surfer on the Beach"Mark Knopfler4:17
16."I Want to Go Back to Cartagena" (with Fanny Lú) (Spanish version)
  • Buffett
  • Mayer
  • Guth
  • Kimbrough
3:12
Total length:60:05

Personnel[edit]

The Coral Reefers

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[8] 22
US Billboard 200[9] 4
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songs From St. Somewhere: Music". Amazon.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Songs From St. Somewhere by Jimmy Buffett". Itunes.apple.com. 1946-12-25. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  3. ^ "Jimmy Buffett ready to drop "Songs From St. Somewhere"". Soundspike.com. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  4. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (August 20, 2013). "Songs from St. Somewhere – Jimmy Buffett". Allmusic. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Gary, Graff (August 19, 2013). "Album reviews: John Mayer, Jimmy Buffett, Ty Segall, more". The Oakland Press. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Dolan, Jon. "Jimmy Buffett, 'Songs From St. Somewhere'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. August 29, 2013 (1190): 65. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Building Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.