5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Mayer only gets better with age,
This review is from: Continuum (Audio CD)
No bubblegum pop here, simply a well constructed album.
Ok, a Mayer fan won't need my approval to buy it and likewise they won't be disappointed. As for the rest of you it really depends on where you're coming from. If you loved `Room for Squares' and still sing `Your Bond is a Wonderland' to yourself in the mirror, and you thought `Heaver Things' was a disappointment, then this album is probably not for you.
John's song writing returns to the lyrical genius of `Room for Squares', but the bubblegum pop is now well and truly behind him. If you were hoping for another sugar hit of the bubblegum pop then go to amazon.com and look up Matt Wertz - he's fantastic.
Now, if you've enjoyed `TRY', or seen John Mayer live or you just have total respect for the floppy haired genius, then don't delay buy it today. `Waiting on the World to Change' and `Belief' are great singles, but scratch a little deeper and there is more adult John Mayer just waiting to get out. `Dreaming with a Broken Heart', `I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)', `Stop This Train' and `The Heart of Life' offer far more mature song writing from a man who has grown up massively in five years and it's also given him a far more gentle approach to song production. `Vultures' (Previously heard on `TRY' John Mayer Trio) and `Bold as Love' see a John in heavier guitar form, which should please any Jonny Lang fans amongst you.
For me the stand out song is `Slow Dancing in a Burning Room', possibly the best song John's ever written and well worth the £10 alone - just timeless.
Overall an outstand offering and one that will undoubtedly withstand the test of time..and how many albums today could make that claim?