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Room for Squares [VINYL]

John Mayer Vinyl
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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After making his introduction as a sensitive, acoustic-styled songwriter on 2001's Room for Squares, John Mayer steadily widened his approach over the subsequent years, encompassing everything from blues-rock to adult contemporary in the process. Arriving during the tail end of teen pop's heyday, he crafted pop music for a more discerning audience, spiking ... Read more in Amazon's John Mayer Store

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  • Vinyl (18 Sep 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00005OAID
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 104,855 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mayer Rocks My World! 27 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After a time of despair following a long line of annoying and boy-band-eqsue new male solo artists, suddenly I found and fell in love with John Mayer. Now its not just his boyish good looks that captivate me..... (thats just a bonus) RFS is a fantastic album.... and not one song includes 'My Angel, Oh Baby I need you'.
I completely disagree with the Amazon review..... it seems to me that everyone who has given Mayer a try are in favour of this talented new artist.
Personally I can't wait for the release of Mayer's forthcoming album "Heavier Things" - its tipped to be his best yet - so if you're reading this and having doubts over the 'offical' review don't listen to that guy and give John Mayer a go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb lyrics and beautiful music 3 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
It's the old cliche - if you only buy one album this year make it John Mayer's, and it's so true. After hearing this album in the States and listening to it day in and day out, I still never tire of its great stories (from reminiscing over childhood memories in 83 or looking for love in Love Song For No-one) and John's frankly beautiful voice. Only problem is that once you've heard it you'll want another album this year - Inside Wants Out, the previously unavailable album which features a mix of earlier recordings of Room For Squares tracks plus some others which I can guarantee you'll love just as much, if only for their simplicity when compared to the busier sounds of RFS.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Discovering John... 21 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was my first John Mayer album, purchased in January 2004. I'm a guitarist, and read about this guy in several guitar magazines, so I thought I'd give him a listen. I'm *very* glad I did... this album is full of great songs - several with some common melodic content, for sure, but each track is nonetheless quite different than the next. My particular favourites are "My Stupid Mouth" and "Your Body Is A Wonderland" - both brilliant tracks, but the rest are great too, with only one or two that don't quite inspire me. I've heard people say you need to listen to John's albums a few times for them to fully grow on you, and based on my limited experience I'd agree. This isn't guitar pop of the 3-minute-easy-listening variety... there are pop, jazz, rock and folk influences in here, as well as some very clever lyrics, not all of which are obvious the first time around. But after a few trips through this CD from start to finish, I find it's now one of my most played albums. I recommend "Room For Squares" unreservedly.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 11 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is quite simply a great album, there are no two ways about it. John Mayer is both a talented vocalist and musician - think Jeff Buckley, but less depressing and more accessible. The songs move from being uplifting, the soulful, to musically fantastic. See below for track description.
No Such Thing - upbeat number and the first UK single release. It is one of those songs you want to play when getting up is difficult - and you know by the end you will feel ready to face anything.
Why Georgia - less upbeat but great combination of music and vocals in which John sings to some long lost girlfriend. Great stuff.
My Stupid Mouth - here John laments his stupidity, albeit in a fun way, in what he has said, since his stupid mouth has got him in trouble. Something we can all relate to I am sure.
Your Body is a Wonderland - the title is fairly self explanitary. This is a love song but John is not a crooner and maybe you will sense real feeling in this track, or simply enjoy it for the lyrics and music.
Neon - The best track of the album. This combines an amazing guitar lick with really interesting lyrics about a girl he is losing, which seems to be a continuing theme in many of the songs. This one of the best tracks I have heard recently and will really clinch the album for anyone so I am going to stop the review here (if this doesn't persuade you try 1983).
All in all a great artist. Buy this and get uplifted by a singer who will make you feel good - maybe that is the point of music??
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't let the amazon reviewer put you off.... 7 Mar 2004
By Mr. A. J. Whiteway VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
....This is a superb, delicate little album that was justly huge over America a couple of years ago but the same as with all exported, not strokesish enough american music it sunk like a very heavy stone when it was released over here.
The first thing you'll notice when you listen to John Mayer is his delicate husky voice that is as relaxing as say Norah jones or his most compared-to contemporary, Dave Mathews. Biggest hit from the album 'No Such Thing' is very evident of this, with its self-effacing lyrics and pop-hook riff that made it such a big hit.
My main reason for writing this review however is to express my annoyance at what is, a baseless and poorly written review by Mr. Wright. Normally I find amazon reivews insightful and remarkably unbiased considering you are trying to sell products, but this one frankly stank of someone that skipped through the tracks in about ten minutes and put the album off as some kind of american attempt at trying to be funny.
John Mayer is in my opinion an American who very much understands irony. His glibness is purposeful, he is well aware of the tongue in cheekness of some of his songs, but Mr. Wright seems to me to have completely overlooked the more subtle moments of the album - how about 3x5 for example, with its shimmering, gentle guitars offering an entirely original look at how memories play inside of us. And then there's one of my personal favorites 'Great Indoors' - an entirely honest and heartfelt litany to anyone who as ever wondered what to do with their life.
In short, do not at all be put off by the amazon review, instead look at the many people who have signed on here and spent time and effort in wanting to show their love for an unrecognised artist who deserves just that bit more recognition than the general public (and in this case Mr.Wright), has given him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Mayer
Great place to start if you are getting into the music of the talented Mr Mayer. Highly Recommended music lovers!
Published 2 months ago by Mr Guy Granlund
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Only just discovered him... The third of his albums that I've purchased and not disappointed ! Some of the tracks went into my all time favourites ... 3X5. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Wanda
5.0 out of 5 stars JMs flawless debut!
Let me start by saying i'm very pleased with quality and the delivery of this product. It arrived in no time and in mint condition, so props to amazon.co. Read more
Published 7 months ago by k.carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Present
Heard good stuff about this lad, it's a gift but I'm sure will be well appreciated. ... ... ... ..
Published 8 months ago by rachael
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Record and playback
I purchased this record a while back after having listened to it as an MP3. But after enjoying the album at such low quality I pushed to get this record as an LP. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2012 by RobTyler
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice album to listen to, but not repeat often
Room For Squares is a lovely album to listen to, with some catchy pop tunes, but the problem is, unlike his album Continuum, its not one that you will want to listen to again and... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2012 by David Welham
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely cracking album
This is Mayer's debut studio album, and while it may not be his most musically intricate or vocally refined, it possesses an undeniable charm that never quite returns in his future... Read more
Published on 1 May 2011 by C. Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful fusion of jazz and acoustic pop
I always find the best albums are the ones you can't immediately dive into. They need to be mulled over from various points of view, situations and moods. Read more
Published on 13 Feb 2011 by Spiff-Corgi
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful mix of youthful exuberance and a pinch of melancholy
Having been really rather disappointed with Mayer's most recent and bland studio outing, it was a joy to discover this older album - simply great tunes and wonderful but not... Read more
Published on 22 Oct 2010 by Davie 66
5.0 out of 5 stars Guaranteed to bring a smile
I'm a huge John Mayer fan and whilst I have all of his albums I consistently return to Room for Squares. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2010 by Rachael
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