AOTY 2017
The Search for Everything
John Mayer - The Search for Everything
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2017 Ratings: #437
April 14, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
johnmayer.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

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.

83
Entertainment Weekly

If mellowness remains Mayer’s weakness, the brilliance of his best compositions provides a worthy trade-off.

49
Pitchfork

John Mayer suffers simultaneously from an excess of taste and an oblivious lack of it. It makes his seventh studio album neither sensitive nor scuzzy, just pleasantly bland.

25
A.V. Club

This 12-song collection of midtempo ballads and amiable easy-listening soul songs has little on its mind beyond providing generically soft, accessible hooks, but it’s far too mired in Muzak-style adult-contemporary arrangements to get anyone very excited, even Mayer’s easy targets.

Dec 7, 2017
MidlineTV
39
This album makes me snore louder then if I put a jet engine between my ass cheeks
Nov 28, 2017
38
John Mayer’s approach to the release of this long awaited album was more than promising. From the calculated lead off single “Love on the Weekend” to the strategic extended play roll out and even the seemingly apt song titles (notably “Emoji of a Wave”), The Search For Everything campaign was admittedly exciting and fresh. It looked as though Mayer was ready to evolve and deliver a punchier record in sync with modern times.

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Nov 19, 2017
62
favs: still feel like your man, moving on and getting over
least fav: roll it on home
Jul 8, 2017
70
Everything that a comeback album needs to be -- safe enough to revive the old fans without being a rehashed work of art that makes people question its authenticity. While it doesn't feel remarkable, there are several well-executed and very listenable songs.
Jun 11, 2017
Music_Observer
58
While not as obnoxious as it could have been thanks to some interesting harmonic shine, Mayer’s inability to leave his run-down circle and craft melodies that truly embody his emotion leaves this album to only impact those who already worship him. My Score: 105/180 (Okay) = 58/100
END OF YEAR LISTS
#38/Complex
MISC LISTS
#17/Complex (First Half)
Track List
  1. Still Feel Like Your Man
  2. Emoji of a Wave
  3. Helpless
  4. Love on the Weekend
  5. In the Blood
  6. Changing
  7. Theme from "The Search for Everything"
  8. Moving On and Getting Over
  9. Never on the Day You Leave
  10. Rosie
  11. Roll It on Home
  12. You're Gonna Live Forever in Me


Added on: April 13, 2017