John Mayer - Continuum Review
Original Author: Lithuanian
Artist: John Mayer
Album: Praises To The War Machine
Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
01. Waiting On The World To Change
02. I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
05. The Heart of Life
07. Stop This Train
08. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
09. Bold As Love
10. Dreaming With A Broken Heart
11. In Repair
12. I'm Gonna Find Another You
I give it a 9/10 which is nearly perfect. With one of my favorite guitarists John Mayer on guitar, Pino Palladino on bass guitar, Steve Jordan on drums and some other musicians on other various instruments like organs and horns, the album gets a good deep feel. I have listened to previous works of John Mayer in which he seems to have played many of the instruments himself and the overall sound did not turn out as good as in this album. What really made me fall in love with this album is the bluesy feeling to it. And I must say that Mayers voice has never sounded better.
9/10. Nearly perfect. There are some very good complex blues solos in this CD in tracks like " Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)","Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" and "In Repair". I also really liked his acoustic stuff in "Stop This Train".
9/10. Nearly perfect (again ). John Mayer was always a great songwriter. His lyrics are very methaporic. You can just sit down, listen to the song over and over again and try to find out what do Johns lyrics meen. All of the songs (except for Bold As Love, which I think was written by Hendrix. I could be wrong) were written by him. He is truly a genius.
Overall rating of this album is 9/10 which is nearly perfect. Why nearly perfect? Because I have yet to listen to an album which is perfect. This album ain't very cheap for my pocket (spent $25), but it was worth every penny. If you play the guitar and you like blues, you should most definatly listen to this album. Although its not a blues album, more of a Blues/Rock - Pop/Rock mixture, many guitarists will enjoy the guitar work in this CD
I hope you found this review useful and interesting to read. If you have any criticism I would LOVE to hear it.