The Search for Everything

John Mayer - The Search for Everything
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #643 / 717
User Score
Based on 82 ratings
2017 Ratings: #576
April 14, 2017 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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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.

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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petetheman
85
The solid album from John Mayer. There are tracks that clearly don't work as part of the album, but songs like In The Blood and Never On The Day You Leave is definitely one of John's better tracks.

Favorite Tracks: Never on the Day You Leave, Emoji of a Wave, Love on the Weekend, Roll It on Home, You're Gonna Live Forever in Me

Least Favorite tracks: Helpless, Theme from "The Search for Everything"
JAM
45
John Mayer's 7th album suffers from dullness on all levels. It's mixed bag of uninteresting instrumentation and inconsistent songwriting that results in an abundance of content lingering in a pool of mediocracy. I'm not a big fan of the vocal performances on this one either. The highlights convince me that this release would have performed much better as an EP.

Favorite Tracks: Roll it on Home, In the Blood, Changing

Least Favorite: Still Feel Like Your Man, Emoji of a Wave
Midline
39
This album makes me snore louder then if I put a jet engine between my ass cheeks
therawreviewer
55
favs: still feel like your man, moving on and getting over
least fav: roll it on home
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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
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