Heavier Things - John Mayer

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. This body of work will be a wonderland of hits in time.
  2. Those who just enjoyed the sound and feel of Room for Squares should feel right at home.
  3. An equally available yet more sophisticated album.
  4. 70
    As Mayaer talks himself in circles you hear an artist facing massive success, and retreating from it. [Dec 2003, p.112]
  5. 70
    Like [Norah] Jones, Mayer never lets his personality talk over his elegant melodies, but unlike her, he has range. [Oct 2003, p.112]
  6. It's the kind of record you hate yourself for liking. [Dec 2003, p.132]
  7. A sophomore effort that doesn't have as many drawbacks as one might assume.
  8. Overall, ''Heavier Things'' is snappier than, say, a Bruce Hornsby CD, if not as rockin' and emotion-drenched as the latest from Dashboard Confessional.
  9. 50
    Sadly, Mayer's idea of a good time involves hiring jazz musicians to make himself sound like '80s James Taylor. [Dec 2003, p.128]
  10. While he's technically adept at playing the blues, it's perfectly clear the only heartache Mayer knows how to emote comes the morning after a night of hearty partying.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. Jan 8, 2012
    "Wheel" is one of the best songs ever. This is John Mayer Best album out of the 4(I love all of them). John Mayer has alot of detractors just because he has so many fans but he is a great artist. Blending soft rock with blues, he is amazing. If you like John Mayer try " Justin Nozuka" !!!!! Full Review »