Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Sugar Ray - Little Yachty

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

Little Yachty

Sugar Ray

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Down to a duo of Mark McGrath and Rodney Sheppard, Sugar Ray rebrand themselves as a breezy pop group with Little Yachty. As its winking title suggests, Little Yachty is indebted to the cool, smooth sounds of Yacht Rock, that specific brand of '70s soft rock that's tied to the sea and sand. It's a long way from the punk-funk of Lemonade and Brownies, but not too far removed from Music for Cougars, the 2009 album released after McGrath's immersion in reality TV. During the decade that separates Music for Cougars and Little Yachty, McGrath continued to work the peculiar byways of stardom, appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Wife Swap, and Celebrity Big Brother, which means that even though time marched on, the singer didn't chase trends. Given this, it should come as no surprise that Little Yachty also feels weirdly frozen in time. While there is some slight production flair that ties the album to 2019 -- notably, it all bears an entirely too-crisp digital sheen -- the record could've come out roughly a decade earlier and nobody would've been the wiser. What does make Little Yachty notable is that this is the work of men who are comfortable in their middle age -- McGrath and Sheppard are all in on the soft rock vibe -- they not only resolutely refuse to crank their amplifiers, they wind up covering Rupert Holmes' singles-bar staple "Escape (The Piña Colada Song). Sugar Ray don't always replicate the sunny vibes of yacht rock; they spend a fair amount of time indulging in island rhythms and gently bouncing reggae beats, the kind of music that's perfect for a Saturday afternoon on a beach. These are executed skillfully but the highlights of the album come when Sugar Ray bend their own SoCal sound to the softer side of things ("Perfect Mornings," "Coconut Bay," "Trouble," "Make It Easy") and, especially, when they co-opt the outlaw vibes of Christopher Cross for the closing "California Gold," which is about as good a yacht rock pastiche as could be imagined. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

More info

Little Yachty

Sugar Ray

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app
Listen on Webplayer

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1 month free, then $9.99 / month

1
Highest Tree 00:03:19

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass - James Ide, Composer

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

2
Coconut Bay 00:03:25

Sam Hollander, Composer, Producer, Engineer - Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Composer, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Grant Michaels, Composer, Producer, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

3
Good Good Lovin 00:03:13

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Harry Fraud, Composer, Producer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

4
Trouble 00:03:28

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass - Tim Vincent Hutton, Composer

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

5
Sunday Love 00:03:33

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Bass - Dean Buttersworth, Composer

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

6
Perfect Mornings 00:02:30

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

7
All Of The Time 00:03:51

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

8
What The World Needs 00:03:44

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Bass - Dean Buttersworth, Composer

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

9
Make it Easy 00:03:09

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

10
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) 00:04:04

Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Rupert Holmes, Composer - Dean Butterworth, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Michael Lloyd, Producer, Engineer - Bob Kearney, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

11
California Gold 00:03:30

Sam Hollander, Composer, Producer, Engineer - Sugar Ray, MainArtist - Dean Butterworth, Composer, Drums, Percussion, Programmer, Backing Vocals - dave collins, Engineer - Mark McGrath, Composer, Percussion, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar - Rodney Sheppard, Composer, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar - Grant Michaels, Composer, Producer, Engineer - Kristian Attard, Backing Vocals, Bass

2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2019 MARO, Inc. under exclusive license to BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Album Description

Down to a duo of Mark McGrath and Rodney Sheppard, Sugar Ray rebrand themselves as a breezy pop group with Little Yachty. As its winking title suggests, Little Yachty is indebted to the cool, smooth sounds of Yacht Rock, that specific brand of '70s soft rock that's tied to the sea and sand. It's a long way from the punk-funk of Lemonade and Brownies, but not too far removed from Music for Cougars, the 2009 album released after McGrath's immersion in reality TV. During the decade that separates Music for Cougars and Little Yachty, McGrath continued to work the peculiar byways of stardom, appearing on The Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Wife Swap, and Celebrity Big Brother, which means that even though time marched on, the singer didn't chase trends. Given this, it should come as no surprise that Little Yachty also feels weirdly frozen in time. While there is some slight production flair that ties the album to 2019 -- notably, it all bears an entirely too-crisp digital sheen -- the record could've come out roughly a decade earlier and nobody would've been the wiser. What does make Little Yachty notable is that this is the work of men who are comfortable in their middle age -- McGrath and Sheppard are all in on the soft rock vibe -- they not only resolutely refuse to crank their amplifiers, they wind up covering Rupert Holmes' singles-bar staple "Escape (The Piña Colada Song). Sugar Ray don't always replicate the sunny vibes of yacht rock; they spend a fair amount of time indulging in island rhythms and gently bouncing reggae beats, the kind of music that's perfect for a Saturday afternoon on a beach. These are executed skillfully but the highlights of the album come when Sugar Ray bend their own SoCal sound to the softer side of things ("Perfect Mornings," "Coconut Bay," "Trouble," "Make It Easy") and, especially, when they co-opt the outlaw vibes of Christopher Cross for the closing "California Gold," which is about as good a yacht rock pastiche as could be imagined. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
More on Qobuz
By Sugar Ray
14:59 Sugar Ray Stream or Buy for
Highest Tree Sugar Ray Stream or Buy for
Good Good Lovin Sugar Ray Stream or Buy for
You may also like...
In your panoramas...
The Secrets of Bob Dylan’s Cathedral

For the fans of the legendary American songwriter, this is like a Holy Grail: unreleased tracks from his 1975 masterpiece “Blood on the Tracks” have been gathered in a deluxe box set. The chance to witness the creation of a miracle.

1968/1972, the Stones’ Four Aces

Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street: in five years, the Rolling Stones sign their biggest records. Four masterworks that would shake up the history of rock ’n’ roll…

Soul Music, a nod to the past

Since the start of the Teenies, many voices have resurrected the soul from the sixties and seventies with albums recorded “the old way”. With Amy Winehouse, Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones, Michael Kiwanuka and Curtis Harding, to mention a few, the vintage groove has made a flamboyant comeback.

In the news...