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Posted: 14 Sep 06, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just picked up John Mayer's new album 'Continuum' after seeing him on Conan the last couple of nights, and I have to say, I'm quite impressed. I've never really cared much for him either way (though I HATED 'Your Body Is A Wonderland'), but this album is REALLY good. It's very soulful, and I like that. It's quite refreshing to hear something this good these days!

So, does anyone else have it? If so, what do you think?


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Mayer seems more mature on this one. His first albums were nothing but a bunch of whiny pussy rock that only seems to appeal to sexually frustrated women.
Dan is more than right on disliking 'Your Body Is A Wonderland'. Possibly one of the worst songs ever.

I'm still not too fond of his music, but hey... much better than that Justin Timberlake crap.


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Posted: 15 Sep 06, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

John Mayer seems more mature on this one. His first albums were nothing but a bunch of whiny pussy rock that only seems to appeal to sexually frustrated women.
Dan is more than right on disliking 'Your Body Is A Wonderland'. Possibly one of the worst songs ever.

I'm still not too fond of his music, but hey... much better than that Justin Timberlake crap.


How true! ANYTHING is better than Justin Timberlake (even John Mayer's old stuff)!


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Posted: 17 Sep 06, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Mayer is a brilliant guitarist. Too bad he has the wrong audience. The majority of his audience is horny girls who think he's hot, and they wouldn't care less about his musicianship. I've seen a DVD of his, and I really enjoyed it. Don't judge him by the hit singles. Those are just the marketable songs.


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Posted: 17 Sep 06, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GH, I agree with you all the way. Based on the strength of 'Continuum', I picked up his other albums and was again impressed. It's quite a breath of fresh air (how cliché). I'll be sure to look out for any future releases. His playing reminds me a lot of Eric Clapton. Am I alone?


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Posted: 17 Sep 06, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just read an article and interview with him the other day! I'll have to see if it's a good album. :)


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Posted: 17 Sep 06, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw John Mayer play live on the Crossroads Guitar Festival on the telly. Although the song he did (City Love according to the tracklisting) was whiney middle of the road stuff, the first thing he played (must have been a warm up) had some amazing guitar in it, I was quite impressed!


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Posted: 18 Sep 06, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson II: The Revenge! wrote:

GH, I agree with you all the way. Based on the strength of 'Continuum', I picked up his other albums and was again impressed. It's quite a breath of fresh air (how cliché). I'll be sure to look out for any future releases. His playing reminds me a lot of Eric Clapton. Am I alone?


Not at all. But I'd say he's closer to Hendrix than Clapton.



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Posted: 19 Sep 06, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say he plays guitar like Clapton but his songs sound like Michael Bolton's.


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Posted: 19 Sep 06, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I'd say he plays guitar like Clapton but his songs sound like Michael Bolton's.


NOOO!!! Don't compare anyone to Michael Bolton!!!! You'll ruin John Mayer for me if you do that!!! No one deserves that kind of insult!


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Posted: 19 Sep 06, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, but 'No Such Thing' and 'Your Body Is A Wonderland' are so bad that they can nearly fall on the Michael Bolton category of awfully painful to listen cheesy ballads.


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Posted: 19 Sep 06, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually own a Michael Bolton cd *hangs head in shame*. Bought it several years ago. I don't know what got into me. I use it for a coaster now.


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Posted: 19 Sep 06, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's this John Mayer Trio album I ran into some time back. I had very early dismissed John Mayer as trash a long time ago, pretty much the first time I heard "Your Body is a Wonderland."

However, I kept hearing repeatedly, "John Mayer is a very good guitarist," from a motley arrangement of sources - even old guard classic rock people. I even heard it from my guitar instructor who I have always respected very much. So once I heard it from him, it simply baffled me what the hell was going on.

One day, I decided to check out this John Mayer Trio, after hearing a bit on TV (it having sounded like actual rock music intrigued me even further). So I pirated the CD, and went on a-listening.

Well, he's not the best, but the music I heard is EXTREMELY refreshing when considering his former music and pop music altogether. Apparently I'm late for a meeting now, I just got a call. So I'll leave it at that.

Edit: As far as comparisons go, I would relate this live album most to SRV, particularly the vocals.


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