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Old 04-17-2017, 10:03 AM   #2461
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Born and Raised did nothing for me at first. It's now in my top-5 of all time.
I liked it from the get-go, but yeah it has gotten better over the years for me as well.

That being said, I can't help but think that he could have made one amazing album by combining B&R and Paradise Valley since a similar sonic and topical thread runs through them.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:32 AM   #2462
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Or you could have just scrapped Paradise Valley altogether. Honestly aside from 3-4 songs I find it mostly worthless
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:13 AM   #2463
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Or you could have just scrapped Paradise Valley altogether. Honestly aside from 3-4 songs I find it mostly worthless
Nah, I like it pretty good. I just honestly get the two mixed up in terms what songs are on what album.
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:22 AM   #2464
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Just feels totally half assed to me as an album. Could have easily been an EP of Wildfire, Dear Marie, Waiting on the Day, and On the Way Home and I'd have been totally content.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:48 PM   #2465
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yeah, first half of PV is great, I never listen to the rest of it.....

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Old 04-17-2017, 01:54 PM   #2466
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Another thing that I noticed when spinning the disc loud in my basement is that this is a VERY well produced album. In fact, I'd be surprised if it doesn't garner some awards based upon that merit alone.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:26 PM   #2467
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yeah, first half of PV is great, I never listen to the rest of it.....

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Thanks for sharing. Sounds like he's alluding to not drinking anymore.

I like this quote at the end:

"Your true life exists in between the period of time where you stop being an ass and something kills you. That's your life...."
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:59 PM   #2468
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Thanks for sharing. Sounds like he's alluding to not drinking anymore.

I like this quote at the end:

"Your true life exists in between the period of time where you stop being an ass and something kills you. That's your life...."
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:34 PM   #2469
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4.5/5 stars on Allmusic.com:

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John Mayer first teased his seventh album, The Search for Everything, through a pair of EPs that contained eight of the record's 12 songs. It was a sly way for the singer/songwriter to ease back into his soulful side, a sound he largely abandoned during an extended dalliance with Laurel Canyon country-rock -- an infatuation that culminated in his position as a substitute Jerry Garcia in the Grateful Dead satellite group Dead & Company. Although it's ostensibly a breakup album, The Search for Everything doesn't feel haunted: Mayer glides through the record so smoothly, the supple sound seems almost insouciant. It is also quite alluring. Mayer may be reverting to the sound of Continuum, alternating between R&B workouts and soul-baring ballads, but forward movement is the unifying sentiment here. The nimble funk opener, "Moving on and Getting Over," makes that plain, as does the plaintive "Changing," which summarizes his plight simply: "I may be old and I may be young/But I am not done changing." Some of Mayer's change can be charted in how he hangs onto his romantic past, burying some of his heartache on the deceptively exuberant opener, "Still Feel Like Your Man," and offering a bittersweet denouement in the admission "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me." Mirroring his emotional maturity is a sharpening of his songcraft. While he's always shown a knack for slow-burning soul, the progression and arrangement of the smoldering "Rosie" feel as sophisticated as the lithe grace of "Emoji of a Wave," while "Roll It on Home," an easy-rolling country-rocker that tips its hat to the Dead, shows how he absorbed the lessons of his Laurel Canyon detour of Born and Raised and Paradise Valley. Those two records, along with such earlier workouts as Try! John Mayer Trio Live in Concert, reveal the extent of Mayer's ambition, but The Search for Everything succeeds because he's not donning a new costume: instead, he's settling into a groove he can claim as his own, and it feels like he's at home.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:51 AM   #2470
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Man, he just still comes off as such a d-bag.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:57 AM   #2471
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Yea idk, he definitely still rubs me the wrong way a lot of the time. I like this album though. 4.5 seems pretty generous, I think there's a big tune or 2 missing to push it over the top but it's solid.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:34 AM   #2472
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Yea idk, he definitely still rubs me the wrong way a lot of the time. I like this album though. 4.5 seems pretty generous, I think there's a big tune or 2 missing to push it over the top but it's solid.
Agreed. Per my post above, I rated it at a 75% and pushed it up to 80% based on the quality of those tunes. 4.5 stars to me is a bit much.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:49 PM   #2473
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:27 AM   #2474
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Fair enough.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:38 AM   #2475
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finally as a FULL piece of ART The Search For Everything is a fantastic listen from beginning to end. This is not a total HIT maker we are talking about in Mayer. This is NOT Ed Sheeran. While he has had some HUGE songs he is not a "singles" album artist and honestly I would not like him if he was.

All in all some fantastic music. Will there be more? He said MONTHS ago we would have more music from him in this year then ever. Lets hear it...


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Old 04-20-2017, 07:42 AM   #2476
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I honestly don't get all the hype for that tune but to each his own.
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Official John Mayer Rocks My Fucking Socks Thread

UN-FUCKING-REAL. Two of my musical worlds have collided.

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:54 PM   #2479
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I thought I would post this guy here because his sound is close to B&R and was looking for more music like that from JM with his new stuff, but that was a no go. The new JM stuff is fine, it suits him, but loved the B&R direction.

Anyway, anyone heard of this guy? Christopher Paul Stelling.



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Old 05-24-2017, 07:59 AM   #2480
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Really late to this thread, but In the Blood is a great tune! I'm enjoying this album more with each listen.
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