Paradise Valley is not Born and Raised and it's not Continuum. But it is a good offering of a time filler, to keep us amused and entertained while there is work in progress. John Mayer's own words were that not all albums can be brilliant or #No.1, if they were, then #No.1 would mean nothing. This is a great #No.2!!! Subtle and chilled songs that (as usual) mirror Mayer's mood in his biographical type song writing - you are lead to believe he is in a much better place. Can't wait for the next album, but enjoying this one.