Jimmy Buffett

Born in 1946, Jimmy Buffett released his first CD, "Down to Earth," in 1970. His most popular songs include "Margaritaville" and "Why Don't We Get Drunk."
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Chalky
10/27/2008

Jimmy Buffett 1

Not even cool enough to play the keytar.

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irishgit
10/24/2008

Jimmy Buffett 3

I'm not a big fan, but there are days that I can put his stuff on, lay in the sun with a cooler nearby, and feel happily and unrepentantly lethargic.  

 

 

"I made enough money to buy Miami, but I pissed it away as fast..."

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m80hanks
08/29/2008

Jimmy Buffett 1

get a life, retire already

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genehoke
06/18/2008

Jimmy Buffett 2

Cornball songs, unimpressive singing, repetitive melodies.

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lefty2guns
10/22/2007

Jimmy Buffett 1

ever since he "downsized" the group, i just cant get into it. T.C is gone, Heather Dee and Jules, not to mention the arranger of the horns Amy Lee. he let greg taylor go for?? only the inside knows, but shhhhhhh its bullshit shhh Fuck, jimmy how do you replace a horn section with another guitar and keyboard? what petey, mac, you cant cut those 6 chords?
and another thing, Get mike ramos some shoes that make him taller.
with restaurants tours merchandice....just how much money do you need bubba?

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Jimmy Buffett 5

biffy buffer your a dousche bag.. jimmy buffett is the best singer songwriter to ever walk this earth.. hitler sucked cock , i seriously think u might be an 8 year old retarded kid who found this site looking for ur retard porno.. go fuck yourself.. and to all the parrott heads.. keep on keepin on

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numbah16tdhaha
06/19/2007

Jimmy Buffett 3

I can't really listen to him unless I'm drunk for some reason...

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urbanbluefly
06/19/2007

Jimmy Buffett 5

  What's made Buffett a lasting artist isn't necessarily his huge party tunes.  Those are the product of a shrewd businessman.  It's his incredible ability to write a ballad and tell a story.  For every raucous tune, there's at least two that turn inward and are all about introspection.  I challenge anyone who thinks Buffett has no talent to listen to the likes of "Death of an Unpopular Poet", "Sending the Old Man Home", "When the Coast is Clear", or even the popular "Captain and the Kid" and make that same statement.  You don't sustain a career that successful and lasting on stupid drinking tunes.  He hates singing them and has long stated he wished he could just play ballads the rest of his life. 

"You may be a much better guitar player than me, but I'm a poet and a businessman.  Someday I'm going to be rich and famous, and you're still going to be working as a bouncer at this bar."

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Jimmy Buffett 5

Agreed, Irish...once a person has trampled through the corporate/government version of reality to expose the Ken Lay behind the curtains, Jimmy Buffett kinda sets reality back on its tenuously-balanced fulcrum.  Jimmy Buffett is just what the doctor ordered for recovering success-o-holics, who are driven by some crazy Judeo-Christian mind control (and perhaps status-hungry spouses) that success equates to ownership beyond what any SANE person would consider enough.

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FranksWildYear s
05/09/2007

Jimmy Buffett 4

I think biffybuffer must have gone to a restaurant called Jimmy's Buffet when he was in Vegas and had a lousy prime rib or something.  I'm not sure how Hitler figures into the story though.  As for Jimmy Buffet, I'll grant you that he is a world away from Igor Stavinsky or Tom Waits in terms of being a musical genius and he is no Bill Withers as a singer.  But he never aspired to being more than a guy having a good time who welcomed anyone with a bottle of rum and the right attitude to come along for a two hour cruise.

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biffybuffer
05/09/2007

Jimmy Buffett 1

He is the worst musician and his voice sucks and his songs suck
but he is successful? That isn't a very good argument.
You know why your argument sucks?
Hitler was very successful for a while but he sucked at writing
songs. Just because you are successful at making a bunch of drunk
morons love you doesn't make you a musician. All you people bash
Hitler because you are jealous because he ruled a few countries and you aren't as successful as
he was after he tricked a bunch of drunks into liking him. Doesn't that make a lot of sense? I went to watch Buffet at Vegas. It said it was free. All I got was Prime Rib. He sucks.

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lisalb165
11/10/2006

Jimmy Buffett 5

Buffet rocks, stop trying to be artistic and intelligent and have a little fun! Nothing clears away the rainy day blues like a few buffet beach songs, and he is an awesome entertainer. I'm a lifelong fan!

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oscargamblesfr o
07/14/2006

Jimmy Buffett 1

The strong appeal that many have for this self-deprecating lounge lizard/ beach bum's musical shtick eludes me entirely. For Hawaiian shirt wearing, hat like the guy who used to hang around with the Hawaiian Punch guy on those commercials, drunken fiftysomethings trying to pick up chicks half their age with braggadocio and combovers, tucking in their beerbellies in tourist trap bars it must be great background music though.

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JohnInKY
05/05/2006

Jimmy Buffett 5

Life long Jimmy fan! First got it in 75 and been along for the ride ever sence. He went to Paris and Pirate looks at 40 are life stories. Love his duet with Nancy Griffin on Someone I used to Love. Yea he is a sell out self promoter so what its america baby.

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richyc
10/11/2005

Jimmy Buffett 5

Well aparently not too many people in this review board like to have a good time! Jimmy Buffett is all about painting a picture of a place where you can escape from your stressful lifestyle. Yea so what if he smoked a little pot, it doesn't make him a bad person! He may not have the best voice of all time or any crazy guitar solos, but he does have a very successful career. All you people out there that bash him are probably just jealous because he lives a very successful lifestyle and he had one hell of a time working his way to the top. What you people really need to do is find Margaritaville. Its a place that you have to discover on your own. Once you find it, you'll always have it in your soul. I tip my margarita to you Jimmy. Keep it real!

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kingguiness
05/17/2005

Jimmy Buffett 2

Part of the baby boomer propoganda machine! He's terrible!

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Skizero
03/04/2005

Jimmy Buffett 1

he's rather stupid and pointless in terms of musical talent or songwriting. has built a career on this so-called carefree beach lifestyle that seems to appeal to people of the late baby boomer persuasion. Buffett's songs usually make me sick when i hear them on the radio.

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Everything Passes
09/08/2004

Jimmy Buffett 5

Jimmy Buffett is easy to peg as overated. He is a less talented singer, songwriter and musician than many of his contemporaries who came to fame in the 1970s. However, as their careers have wound down to playing the county fair circuit, Buffett is still among the top grossing acts touring today. This is despite the fact that other than riding the coattails of Alan Jackson to a No. 1 country hit last year (Its 5 OClock Somewhere), he has not had a top-ten charting single since Margaritaville in 1977. He is an engaging entertainer, shameless self promoter and a savvy businessman who is now a cottage industry unto himself. Talk about a sell-out, I can think of no bigger sell-out in the history modern pop music. He used to make fun of Disneyland and now he is Disneyland. His latest compilation CDs are tired as are many of the songs he feels compelled to play at every concert. And yet all the while the Parrotheads eat it up like coconut shrimp. I should know... I am one. A parrothead that is. I have bought Margaritaville Shrimp at Costco. I have bought other assorted Margaritaville crapola both on-line and in his stores. You see, I understand that some of his songs are lame and others have overstayed their welcome. If I never hear Why Don't We Get Drunk (and screw) again it will be too soon. And being a businessman myself, I guess I tend to overlook Buffetts enterprising nature, a trait that most people find unappealing in a so called artist. I have been listening to his stuff for 30 years and have made an annual pilgrimage to his concerts for 25. His music has provided the soundtrack to countless backyard and beach parties we have had. It has also traveled with us on vacations around the world. People try to analyze why this guy and his music are still so popular. Escapism? Maybe. Hedonism? Certainly. I just know that when I put it on, the music can transport me to a place where summertime memories of good fun with good friends come together and make me feel great. So despite the commercialism, for all the joy I have experienced from his music, I must give the man five stars. Some of my friends think Buffett blows and Im fine with that. To each his own. But if the whole Jimmy Buffett phenomena turns your stomach just remember, everything passes.

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LittleMissMagi c
06/19/2004

Jimmy Buffett 5

Of course I'm going to give Jimmy Buffett five stars. I'm a Parrothead and have been since before I knew what a Parrothead was. I've grown up listening to this stuff. The man's got talent. I don't know of many musicians that had their first big hit three decades ago that are still around today... well, except for Aerosmith. He's a businessman, a family man, a storyteller, a fisherman, a pilot, etc. etc. Sure the majority of his songs are about the same things, but that's ok. It's escapism. Who cares? People can bitch about how much he sucks till they're blue in the face, but true Parrotheads just don't give a damn and that's all that really matters. Way to go Jimmy. :-)

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ClassicTVFan47
05/25/2004

Jimmy Buffett 1

Terrible songs complete with a lack of rhythm and more.

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coleslough
12/04/2003

Jimmy Buffett 2

very commercial

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peoriaaz
11/01/2003

Jimmy Buffett 1

The guy reminds me of your buddy back in high school that still smokes weed and lives in his parents basement at age 50. Mr pirate (yeah, right) lucked out and made millions from his music so now he can support his arrested development life style. What moron would stand up in a pro basketball game and use the F-word in front of his kids? No class. Or here's my favorite 50 year old acts like he's 12 story; taken from his own book "A Pirate Turns 50". Apparently Mr Pirate, being bored with his Caribbean life, decides to call the US State Department and inquire about travelling, in his own plane, to some 3rd world country in South America. The State Dept warns him that travel there would be very dangerous because of armed guerilla activity relating to the cocaine trade. Now any half way intelligent person would heed this warning but what does Mr Pirate do? Not only does he ignore his own government warning, but he heads down there with his wife and small children in tow!!!!!! What an irresponsible asshole! Then, surprise, surprise, surprise he and his family are held at gunpoint at the airport in the 3rd world country. An immature stoner/alcoholic with way too much money. And please, give us all a break with the beach bumb stuff - you're a freakin' millionaire!

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Moosekarloff
08/18/2003

Jimmy Buffett 1

Music for douchebags. Nothing meritorious about this in any way. Is this guy supposed to be funny? Vapid content, idiotic lyrics, wussed-out musical ideas. His politics are totally inconsequential to me, and why should they matter? What matters is this guy's one of the biggest no-talents ever to make it to vinyl. "Cheeseburger in Paradise" should be the Retard's National Anthem.

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DrFeelgood03
05/28/2003

Jimmy Buffett 5

Yeah who doesn't like him????

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Burntisland
12/29/2002

Jimmy Buffett 1

Now if you want to talk about someone who sucks, Buffett is it! This guy is the biggest fraud ever. Mr. Florida....Indeed,....I laugh in his face. How many of you know he is not a Florida Native? He came from Alabama with a trunkoad of crap. His contribution to the beach scene?...The Three B's....Too much Beer, Too much Bull****, Too many Bums.

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alfachimp
11/27/2002

Jimmy Buffett 1

How has he managed to make a living doing such terrible work? Perhaps the roadies actually are bigtime smugglers and that finances the armies of idiots who flockto his "shows".

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Luvsroses
11/06/2002

Jimmy Buffett 5

Good for you Jimmy..... Listen guys, he is rich because he is talented, and you're not rich because you're not talented. You're gonna have to live with that. Has it ever occurred to you that other people might have more on the ball than you do? If you think your voice should count in the political arena, then refine it and get out there and do it. One person can make a difference, and no, you don't have to have money to make your voice heard. You can write letters, and you can vote. You can also do your homework. Find out what's really going on. Know what you're talking about before you spout off and say you'll hate anyone who disagrees with you, including your family. Hey....this means you. Get a life.

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csir
04/24/2002

Jimmy Buffett 1

Guys a hack.

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fairyfeller
03/07/2002

Jimmy Buffett 1

lmaooooo what is he doing on this list!!!

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dragonflytb
01/18/2002

Jimmy Buffett 2

great stuff...if you're into karaoke jams

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ellajedlicka21
10/21/2001

Jimmy Buffett 3

Jimmy actually has some pretty good songs. That was pretty funny when he was ejected to a seat further away from the court this year in Miami in a Heat vs. Knicks game.

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CastleBee
07/13/2001

Jimmy Buffett 5

This guy's music grows on you. When I first heard it years ago I kind of blew it off - he fell into the "yeah, yeah he's okay" category. As time passed a strange thing happened. When his songs would pop up on the radio I found myself not only singing along but also getting this "alls right with the world" feeling. Jimmy Buffet tunes not only say to me "don't sweat the small stuff" they also say "take a day off and hit the beach." Stress relief for the price of a CD - what a deal!

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afterglow70
06/16/2001

Jimmy Buffett 2

The margaritaville man has lost it. He is fun to see in Vegas though. Just make sure they keep bringing those free drinks.

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alstot
05/30/2001

Jimmy Buffett 5

It worries me that so many so-called parrotheads are so closed minded as to judge someone solely on their political ideas. Certainly there are others that can distinguish the true qualities in which a person's merit should be measured. I consider myself to be left-wing .However, I believe very strongly in some Liberatarian ideas, as there are some socialist/communist ideas that would greatly benefit our country. Nearly every industrialized nation has government controled health care---pharmasutical companies, hospitals--who is money hungry? Just remember that our great nation was built on perseverance and tolerance. Jimmy's music takes me to sunny beaches and puts all the SHIT on island time. Sounds like some of you could stand to be stranded on a sandbar!!!

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Gottarush
03/14/2001

Jimmy Buffett 4

The best party coast to coast.

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kittykat0013
03/13/2001

Jimmy Buffett 5

Wonderfully amazing for that kindof music. It always puts me in a good mood.

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worker
03/07/2001

Jimmy Buffett 1

When I first saw this grossly overrated clown at the Sam Houston Coliseum back in '73 at "The Tribute To The Cosmic Cowboys" concert, I thought he sucked hard then, and he continues to mystify me with his durability. I mean, this guy had to have made some faustian deal somewhere down the road. What prompts me to send this is the fact that I was subjected to another one of his bad songs in a crummy Red Lobster restaraunt on a business trip in the equally regrettable city of Muskogee, Ok. This cult of personality surrounding a guy who looks like he should be working behind the counter of a plumbing supply store really has me almost always wondering how our country has been able to maintain it's status as a world power.Is it just the pervasiveness of the frat-party mentality? What's the matter?- could'nt understand Hemingway novels? This pseudo-Caribbean crap is most annoying, though. When he got his fat ass and his grand kid ousted from that Miami Heat game, I had to laugh at the report that stated that the official almost gave coach Pat Riley a technical when he said to the referee that he obviously was'nt a "parrothead". My hat's off to the nameless official- God bless him for not knowing, but I would have given "Mr. Slick-back" a foul just for invoking that annoying monicker. Just like Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks, Madonna, Celine Deon, Elvis and many other celebrities of dubious talent, Jimmy Buffett has managed to take an idea, transform it into his original persona, and parley it into mega-millions, at our expense. I loathe his sophomoric song subject matter, hate his voice, and I'm especially in contempt of any avowed fans of his, including anyone in my family. Our country is doomed if people like this continue to reap the big bucks for so little effort.

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raincat
02/26/2001

Jimmy Buffett 5

PARROTHEAD and JIMMY 2000 have got it together! It is inappropriate, ridiculous and ignorant to judge a muscian soley by his choice of president and not at all by his music! TRUTH and FORMER FAN - do you check out every artist to see if they side left or right before you will listen to their music you once liked? I quess with this viewpoint you guys couldn't watch any movies or tv sitcoms or dramas; they all have such large casts that their is sure to be at least one among each cast who is a Gore supporter!!! ---I would hope that statement would help FORMER FAN and TRUTH see the light of their ignorant thinking on this, but I'm not crossing my fingers!! At least WIGGUM's statement is only contradictory and MADONNA GAL's four word comment about Jimmy's work could fit her own work here. WTBYAN - Thanks for recommending "Banana Wind"; I'll probably buy it. And, yes I too love the summery feel of Buffet's music. MAGELLEN - Thanks for reminding me how great this music is for a bbq. You're right about the boats and beach imagery.

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crazy_byrd
02/24/2001

Jimmy Buffett 1

Um. Yeah. Boring. Next?

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parrothead
01/12/2001

Jimmy Buffett 5

judging someone on their political motivations is the same as judging someone on their personal religion. i don't agree with jimmy buffett's political views, but his is the music that i enjoy the most, and that i will always enjoy the most. i have a lot of respect for a person who can speak out like jimmy did knowing full well the consequences for his actions. loving jimmy buffett and his music has to do with the feeling that you get when his music comes on. like the chill you get during the instrumental part of Island or the self-realizing story put behind He Went to Paris. let's respect other peoples opinions and not judge them for it.

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dperry09
12/17/2000

Jimmy Buffett 5

go Jimmy! great concerts and awesome music for all types of moods.

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jimmy2000
12/17/2000

Jimmy Buffett 5

Listen, you morons. You are rating this singer according to who he supports in the election. What the hell is that? Rate him on how you should be rating him - how good of a musician he is. This isn't a political forum. And to "Hved"..., grow up will you? (bye the way this isn't Jimmy Buffett)

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truth
11/15/2000

Jimmy Buffett 5

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that Jimmy Buffet was supporting that pathological liar, and misguided marxist Al Gore who by the way is currently trying to steal the election in Florida. After speakig with many FORMER fans who feel the same we can only say that Jimmy obviously has spent too long in his imaginary Margaritaville! I and others feel betrayed that a so-called down to earth man has descended through monetary wealth to join the folks of the corrupt, arrogant and elitist entertainment industry like Rosie O'Donnel and Barbara Striesand. I'll be damned if I ever purchase his music again. There is just too much at stake here and I encourage others not to "feed the greed" by supporting these kinds of political entertainers!!!

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Johnny Roulette
11/06/2000

Jimmy Buffett 1

The best thing Buffet ever did was to sign the Iguanas to his label.

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formerfan
11/01/2000

Jimmy Buffett 1

I have loved Jimmy for over 25 years! But his in your face support of Gore has lost me for ever....much like a politition I believe he has underestimated his base. Over the years I have appreciated his position on issues we can all agree on, but its to bad he could not keep fun seperated from life when it comes to politics... I will miss you Jimmy and you WILL miss my finanacial support!!!

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fisheyedfool
09/26/2000

Jimmy Buffett 4

He has fun music. I haven't seen him yet, but I am in Florida. Perhaps now that the dead heads are gone, the Parrot heads are the next stop.

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dope9959om
08/20/2000

Jimmy Buffett 5

GO BUFFET!! i may possibly be the youngest buffet fan there is but i hope its not to late i wanna go to concerts and be a true parrot head. he gives pictures of a life u dream about. I LOVE U BUFFET!!!

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quee9910om
08/18/2000

Jimmy Buffett 5

Jimmy Buffet RULZ!! Its like therapy. ParrotHead for life.

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momi9533om
08/09/2000

Jimmy Buffett 5

I recently saw my 1st Buffett concert & my new life goal is to become a Parrott Head & follow Jimmy in concert wherever he goes.

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magellan
06/17/2000

Jimmy Buffett 4

It's almost impossible to have a barbacue without Jimmy Buffet music in the background. You have to respect someone whose music transcends categories and has become almost a lifestyle - his tunes evoke images of boats, beaches, mixed drinks, and no worries. Who can't relate to that?

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