Jeff Bridges, 'Jeff Bridges' (Blue Note/EMI)

5
Jeff Bridges
Critical Mass
Release Date: August 16, 2011
Label: Blue Note/EMI

by Nate Cavalieri

It's wholly understandable that most people would dismiss Jeff Bridges as an actor on a misguided vanity trip (lookin' at you, Paltrow), writing a clutch of songs on his sophomore release and enlisting a brainy cast (guitarist Marc Ribot and producer T Bone Burnett, who was also musical supervisor for, yes, The Big Lebowski). Bridges' country-fried drawl gets wonky (see the shuffling "Blue Car"), but when the pieces come together -- as on laid-back, folksy charmers like "Everything but Love" and "Maybe I Missed the Point" -- the result is as comfortable and unpretentious as the Dude's bathrobe.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 KLOË — Grip " 03:24
  • 2 Dead Right! — Rising Tide (Saint Motel Remix) " 03:17
  • 3 The-Dream — Fruition " 04:33
  • 4 A. G. Cook — What I Mean " 04:06
  • 5 Howardian — Be Fruitful " 02:03
  • 6 The Suffers — Make Some Room " 04:34
  • 7 Adventures — Your Sweetness " 04:10

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA