While he's released stronger albums, "Ocean Front Property" remains one of George Strait's most popular releases. Western swing, bar stool blues, and tongue-in-cheek 80's country are evenly spread on this album. Anybody who's ever turned a radio dial to a Country station knows at least two of the songs on this album, those being the title track and "All My Ex's Live In Texas." Another strong single is the swing-drenched "Am I Blue." While all three of these songs were legitimate hits, the rest of the album is just as worthy. Highlights include the beer-friendly "Someone's Walkin' Around Upstairs" and the tropic-tinged "Without You Here." Another excellent tune is "Hot Burning Flames."
For casual fans of Strait, this is one of his best albums as a whole. There's absolutely no filler on this disc and you can't go wrong purchasing it. Dedicated fans already have this album, so there's no need to recommend it to them. If you only know Strait from his later work, I highly suggest you check out this early entry from the modern king of neo-traditional country. I wish there were more like him out there.