In the Pursuit of Leisure doesn't waste any time getting to the good stuff.
In the Pursuit of Leisure doesn't waste any time getting to the good stuff. It's front-loaded with a quartet of perfect pop-rock tunes that weasels its way into your head. The set opens with the head-bobbin' "Chasin' You Around" (which seems destined for radio play), a cover of Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?," and the sunny "Heaven" (with supporting vocals by Esthero). Lead single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)" is a zippy dance number that samples Sweet's "Love Is Like Oxygen" and borrows lyrics from, of all places, Midnight Star's funk classic "No Parking (On the Dance Floor)." The album's second half is populated by melancholy pop grooves, including the Shaggy-assisted "56 Hope Rd." Unsurprisingly, the album is home to numerous potential radio smashes.—KC