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Jeff Bridges’ New Album Wants to Put You to Sleep

What exactly are you reviewing when you review Jeff Bridges’ Sleep Tapes? Yes, it’s an album in the traditional “collection of songs” sense, but it’s an album made to raise money for charity, so whether it’s good or bad or interesting or not is almost a moot point when 100 percent of its pay-what-you-want revenue scheme goes to No Kid Hungry, an organization that seeks to end child hunger in America. Even if this record were nothing but Jeff Bridges yelling inarticulately from across his front yard, you’d still have a compelling reason to buy it, because hungry kids are a sad concept to wrap your head around, and helping others and/or absolving yourself of guilt for super-sizing anything ever is ultimately better than feeling like you didn’t get your money’s worth because of someone else’s hyperbole.

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