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John Mayer - Battle Studies

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John Mayer - Battle Studies
Record Label: Columbia
Release Date: November 17, 2009
This review is a user submitted review from Matt Chylak. You can see all of Matt Chylak's submitted reviews here.
 
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08:08 PM on 11/29/09
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awesome
08:21 PM on 11/29/09
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Good review. I like the album, but it doesn't hit me like Heavier Things did when I first listened to it.
08:39 PM on 11/29/09
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Good review. I like the album, but it doesn't hit me like Heavier Things did when I first listened to it.
Yeah, Battle Studies is a grower. It gets better every time I listen to it.
09:26 PM on 11/29/09
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Love this album.
09:50 PM on 11/29/09
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Yeah, Battle Studies is a grower. It gets better every time I listen to it.
fact.
good review and album.

Edit: a good, but not great album. not the way Continuum was.
10:18 PM on 11/29/09
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I love that line "Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring. Half of my heart is the part of a man who has never truly loved anything."

I think that's great stuff.

Just me?
10:36 PM on 11/29/09
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I love that line "Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring. Half of my heart is the part of a man who has never truly loved anything."

I think that's great stuff.

Just me?
Nah, I really like that line too.
10:45 PM on 11/29/09
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I love that line "Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring. Half of my heart is the part of a man who has never truly loved anything."

I think that's great stuff.

Just me?
I enjoy it too, and I've never really been too impressed with him as a lyricist.
04:43 AM on 11/30/09
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I love that line "Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a bride with a paper ring. Half of my heart is the part of a man who has never truly loved anything."

I think that's great stuff.

Just me?
i agree, i think mayer is a great lyricist. he lyrics come off as mainstream and cliche but they have a lot of depth
05:29 AM on 11/30/09
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great review
06:56 AM on 11/30/09
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Die-Hard Mayer fan here and I thought Continuum was really really boring. Glad to hear this album. Heavier Things is still the best in my opinion, especially when talking about lyrics and and ideas behind the songs.
07:31 AM on 11/30/09
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I enjoy it too, and I've never really been too impressed with him as a lyricist.

This surprises me. I've actually found his lyrics to be much better than most current lyricists.

"thinking bout my brother Ben
I miss him every day
He looks just like his brother John
But on an 18 month delay

Here I stand
6 feet small
and smiling cause I'm scared as hell
kind of like my life is like a sequel to a movie
where the actor's names have changed
Oh well"

"All you need is love is a lie cause
we had love but we still said goodbye
now we're tired, battered fighters"

"belief is a beautiful armor
but makes for the heaviest sword
like punching underwater
you never can hit who you're trying for "


I've always loved his lyrics...

i agree, i think mayer is a great lyricist. he lyrics come off as mainstream and cliche but they have a lot of depth

I agree. I think that even looking at "Who Says" one will see that there is a lot of depth and meaning behind the lyrics. The song's not about smoking, but rather living one's life under the scrutinizing lens of the media and the public. I don't even like the song, but I think the lyrics are deeper than people give them credit for.
08:08 AM on 11/30/09
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good review. love this album so much.
08:20 AM on 11/30/09
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In regards to John as a lyricist, I think he's amazing. He always seems to write lyrics that people can relate to but still be personal to just him at the same time.

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