CD REVIEW: Michael Franti & Spearhead "The Sound Of Sunshine"

The Sound of Sunshine
Michael Franti caught his big break with his last album, blowing up pop radio airwaves with his mega-hit "Say Hey (I Love You)." This new album takes that formula and puts it in album form, creating Franti's most widely accessible album ever. His previous work was geared towards mor eunderground reggae and dancehall fans, but after gaining massive popularity he decided the new path on his musical journey was molding his world music styles into pop glory. The title track has already become one of the most popular songs of the summer on AAA radio and his other single, "Shake It," is climbing the charts at top 40 radio, repeating the success of his previous singles. Michael Franti has always been an outstanding performer, but he finally has managed to garner the success he should have been receiving all along. This new album is full of feel good tunes that anyone and everyone will be sure to enjoy.