Yes! - Jason Mraz
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter includes a cover of Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday."
  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 15, 2014
    82
    What he's got, now, is an invigorating change-up record that shines in an already impressive discography.
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    80
    Yes! is not a record fueled by the heady rush of love at first sight; it's an album designed to soundtrack a long getaway weekend for a couple already in love.
  3. Jul 15, 2014
    70
    Mraz’s easy charm has, over the course of his decade-plus in the spotlight, aged well.
  4. Jul 21, 2014
    50
    Eventually all this mellow reflection begins to resemble a retreat rather than an advance.
  5. Jul 15, 2014
    40
    Unfortunately, his wide-lens worldview leaves Yes! feeling like the musical equivalent of a G-rated sitcom.
  6. Aug 15, 2014
    40
    There's a somber, nearly a cappella take on the Motown oldie "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," and "Quiet" laments suburban sprawl--but those are rare chin-down moments for a guy who makes Jack Johnson look like Ian Curtis.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    7
    Cool, the voice is the highlight of the album, no one can deny how good a singer he is.
    But I do not see as their best album, very different
    from that, some songs are lost as well ...
    But the album overall context is very good, I recommend.
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  2. Aug 21, 2014
    5
    Coming from someone who likes all Jason's previous albums to differing extents, this one left me cold. With a few exceptions, it sounds like he's run out of ideas both musically & lyrically, resting on lovey-dovey cliches & lazy "white guy with acoustic guitar" melodies. Pick it up if you're a big fan & just wanna know what he's up to now & hopefully find a few tracks you like, but don't expect anything all that impressive.

    (For a longer, more in-depth review, look up "Spin It Reviews" on YouTube.)
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