John Mayer's new album, Born and Raised, will be releasedMay 22nd.
1. Queen of California
2. The Age of Worry
3. Shadow Days
4. Speak For Me
5. Something Like Olivia
6. Born and Raised
7. If I Ever Get Around to Living
8. Love Is A Verb
9. Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967
10. Whisky, Whisky, Whisky
11. A Face to Call Home
12. Born and Raised (Reprise)
As a fan of musical theatre, I'm a sucker for a good reprise, so I'm stoked on that. Wasn't huge on 'Shadow Days,' but it's probably just a grower, and I have all the faith in the world in Mayer that this album will still be something really great. Such a talent.
Hopefully better than the shit that was Battle Studies.
What's your gripe with Battle Studies? IMO, it was his most raw album lyrically to date.. "Edge of Desire," "War of My Life," "Assassin," "Friends, Lovers or Nothing" were all top notch and easily comparable to Continuum's "Dreaming," "Heart of Life," and "Slow Dancing." If you take a step outside of the singles from each album, I believe Battle Studies beats Continuum by a hair. "Continuum" is one of my favorite albums, so that's saying something.
So do I, because then it would be REALLY awesome. Battle Studies is underrated as hell, frankly it gets discredited for what I'd assume is because it's "not as good" as Continuum.
Anyway, I wasn't expecting to be released this early at all. Quite the loop you threw me for there, John.
i wouldnt say battle studies was a BAD album, it just didn't have any staying power. that might have to do with continuum being so great but i also think it's because JM played it it pretty safe on battle studies.