Under African Skies: You can't help but be happy when listening to this album, and I love that. Who doesn't wanna feel happy when they're listening to music? Really dig Linda Ronstadt on harmonies - the female vocal adds a nice warmth to the melody. Happy music.
Homeless: This song is pretty incredible. The group African chanting is really beautiful. I love how deep the bass vocals resonate - they provide such a great weight. Love the pick up in the end. You just gotta listen to it.
Crazy Love, Vol II: I feel bad that "sweet" is the only adjective that I use for every song, but that's literally the only word I think of. Dig the guitar parts - nice and light. The B section is a nice switch up, and I'm happy for that. I dig this groove, I just wish that it wasn't so similar to the rest. Not to say that I don't like what is similar between all the songs, I just want a little more variety. I'm still happy though, so I really can't hate.
That Was Your Mother: Well, this is a little different. Very hoedown-like (welcome back the accordion), may be a little too much for my taste. A little different than what I would have guessed for a groove switch up, but I'll roll with it. I should probably be in a circle dancing with some folks or something.
All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints: The opening drums to this made me think I was listening to "Take On Me" by a-ha - very similar, but that's the 80s for ya. I dig the subtlety of the guitar, but I wish the drums weren't so harsh and overshadowing it. These last two groove switches aren't exactly what I would have put, but they're decent. It's a little too hokey for my taste, but it may grow on me with a couple more listens.