Review this album
EricOct 7, 2003"Inside Wants Out" . . Great, "Room for Squares" . . . Fantastic, "Any Given Thursday" . . . A sign of GREAT things to come. "Heavier Things" . . . What the f*** happened. Don't get me wrong I think Mayer is an amazing guitarist when he lets the blues flow, but heavier things is simply a jumble of effects, and weak riffs.
BeeboSNov 23, 2004While Mayer is a very capable musician, the hushed, back-of-the-throat affectation of his vocals grates after awhile, as does his overarching pretentiousness. This isn't the worst album ever, but I also think that in 20 years Mayer will only be remembered on "Soft Rock of the 00's" compilations sold on late night tv.
RickBJan 15, 2005I have just seen the most disgusting thing in my life, I can't even say it, its that hard. John F#@king Mayer doing a cover of the greatest musician of all time Jimi Hendrix, the song is Bold as Love, Ok let me try and explain this. So you come out with an album and in the faces of many, copy Dave Matthews at the very height of there career. Your songs(John Mayer), are geared toward acoustic Sh!t, now nothing is wrong with that, just please do not take someone's style and add a little Avril Lavigne to it. Now i know that album was produced by John Alagia, but it gives no reason for this Moth#$Fu@$er to have no drive to try and make something different. So here comes Heavier Things, a little more pop with jazz added chords. Most of you would say the album has a mood, yea right, no one gives a F@#k what chords this guy uses, it still sounds like everything else out know, girlfriend/ funny type stupid lyrics(college radio type sh!t). I'll end by saying if you wanna hear a Boy singing all out of tune over Dave Matthews music, then buy this cd. And BLENDER said he has more range than Norah, hahahahah, what a F$#king joke. John Mayer needs alot more drive, and really needs to know where he wants to go with his music. Look, i'll give you a taste of his singing and lyrics right now,-Yes, I'mmm Grounnnded go my winnns clip,Mmm surrd, Al his pamentt. Exactly how i wrote it, is exactly how he sings it.… Expand