Heavier Things

John Mayer - Heavier Things
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2003 Ratings: #242 / 290
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2003 Ratings: #104
Liked by 2 people
September 9, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Aware / Label
johnmayer.com / Website
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With John Mayer's debut being one of my favorite albums, I was more than a little disappointed to hear that John's second album was pretty mediocre. This album lacks the energy of Room For Squares and I really ended up missing the acoustic elements that were on that album. I think the writing is on the same level as his debut but I didn't find it as easy to buy into and enjoy. There are some really good elements here with John's singing and playing but it did stick with me. Best song without a ... read more
Beautiful electric guitar adult contemporary. Thoughtful, introspective, insightful, emotional lyrics. Genuine and clearly earnest songwriting. It’s all a bit unfashionable now, but it’s a great album.
you certainly did fly, john
The greatest, most-slept-on album i can think of. There aren't many radio songs except for the excellent "Daughters". The way he talked about love or moods or a lack of purpose or over thinking or breakups were unlike anything I heard before. This might be my favorite John Mayer album and one of the best ever.
Stand-Out Tracks:
- New Deep
- Daughters
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