Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


In the Pursuit of Leisure

Posted on

Sugar Ray’s typically breezy attitude toward pop suffuses their insouciantly titled fourth album. From the fizzy first single, ”Mr. Bartender” — built around a syrupy Sweet sample — to the wafer-thin cover of Joe Jackson’s ”Is She Really Going Out With Him?,” Leisure plays like the musical equivalent of junk food. Nothing on this album is good for you, but you may find its saccharine charms difficult to resist.