Sob Rock

John Mayer - Sob Rock
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #395 / 417
User Score
Based on 195 ratings
2021 Ratings: #437
Liked by 8 people
July 16, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
johnmayer.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME
It is by all means a stimulating body of work with ample substance, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Less focused on his innate individuality, it’s a John Mayer passion project that toasts to the good old days, when musicians were more inclined to follow instincts and feelings than clicks and likes.
80
The Telegraph

What makes Sob Rock more than empty pastiche is the superb quality of the songwriting.

70
Rolling Stone
Uniting these different moods, and the different styles in which Mayer dabbles, is the effortless warmth in his voice, which never puts too much weight behind his heartbreak or his happiness. He sings like a man who knows his place in the world.
61
Pitchfork

Sob Rock is the sound of a man alone in his success. Even if this is one of John Mayer’s stronger albums, the whole thing feels self-consciously minor.

60
The Independent

It’s genuinely enjoyable. Fairly forgettable. A pleasant enough middle-lane trip down what Mayer – with knowing cliché – calls “the highway of dreams”.

40
The Young Folks

If anything, Sob Rock achieves its sonic goals too well and is so blatantly dated that it doesn’t have any charm. Mayer comes off not as a tribute to his heroes but more just him being a copycat.

R1v3r__
30
i hate you so much goddamn it
prets
83
Mayer’s willingness to poke fun at himself lends itself perfectly to the satirical foundation of ‘Sob Rock’ <3
opinionofnobody
50
He literally called this album a shitpost and it is pretty evident when listening to Sob Rock that it's not to be taken very seriously even if there are some nice melodies and guitars here.

I mean, just look at the cover and album name...
CameronFriezer
74
Tracklist:

Favourite: New Light
Worst: Why You No Love Me

1. Last Train Home - 8
2. Shouldn't Matter but It Does - 6
3. New Light - 10
4. Why You No Love Me - 4
5. Wild Blue - 9
6. Shot in the Dark - 7.5
7. I Guess I Just Feel Like - 8.5
8. Til the Right One Comes - 7
9. Carry Me Away - 6.5
10. All I Want Is to Be With You - 7

Average: 7.35
Quick Comment: I quite like this listen it puts me in a good mood although it can be repetitive at times, it feels so peaceful and chill and just ... read more
eastbaldboy
50
Couldn’t decide between two jokes so I’ll share both. Warning, they’re pretty lame jokes.
1) I’m pretty sure John is fluent in English, yet he still wrote the song Why You No Love Me, wherein he says “why you no love me, why you no even care?”

2) Fun Fact: Why You No Love Me was actually written about my opinion of this record.

EDIT: Oh wait I have one more kinda joke. This album did not make me sob. Okay but seriously, these tracks are too upbeat for ... read more
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Track List

1Last Train Home
3:07
77
2Shouldn't Matter but It Does
3:56
69
3New Light
3:37
85
4Why You No Love Me
4:15
52
5Wild Blue
4:12
77
6Shot in the Dark
4:09
71
7I Guess I Just Feel Like
4:46
70
8Til the Right One Comes
3:39
69
9Carry Me Away
2:39
68
10All I Want Is to Be With You
4:04
68
Total Length: 38 minutes
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Added on: June 1, 2021