The 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century

Here are HONOLULU Magazine's 25 Greatest Hawaii Albums of the New Century.


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photo: courtesy brushfire records

11. In Between Dreams

Jack Johnson, 2005

Even as his previous releases,  Brushfire Fairytales and On and On, were going platinum on the Mainland, Jack Johnson could still walk into the Starbucks at Pupukea, and nobody would notice. Then came In Between Dreams, and suddenly Hawaii was humming along with “Better Together” and “Do You Remember.” Just like that, the stripped down, acoustic surfer rock emanating from Johnson’s home studio on the North Shore entered the Islands’ musical lexicon. For Johnson, trips to the neighborhood Starbucks have probably never been the same.

 

12. Anuhea

Anuhea, 2009

As a rule, dropping out of school to chase a dream of musical stardom is a bad idea. In the case of Maui girl Anuhea Jenkins, who ditched college in order to bring her Island-inflected brand of funky acoustic soul to the world, things are actually working out. She’s touring like mad. She killed it during the Pro Bowl halftime show. She’s jammed on stage with Jack Johnson. And her self-titled debut album won a pair of Hoku awards and hit number two on Billboard’s World Albums Chart. With this CD, Anuhea made it clear that all bets are on.
 

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