Battle Studies

The first single "Who Says" from the forthcoming album by John Mayer titled "Battle Studies", left me wondering what he had done. The track strongly hinted at guitar riffs from one of his previous tracks "Heart of Life" unfortunately accompanied by weak-minded lyrics. You can't deny his talent as a song writer and guitarist, in many ways he is the best we have. The dedicated and close eye of drummer Steve Jordan is apparent throughout the album, laying down absolute bedrock for Mayer to work his melodic magic.

Aside from the disappointment in the first single, this album is full of great tunes like "Assassin", "Edge of Desire", and the echoey guitars of "Heartbreak Warfare". Mayer's vocals come across stronger and smoother than in previous albums. Battle Studies is an experiment gone right. Despite the less than perfect reviews, time will certainly afford Battle Studies what it does all great art, a crescendo of appreciation.


DaNiEl & ShAnDi said...

You are becoming a great writer because I don't understand a lot of the words on this one. haha. That's a good thing. :)

I hope to listen to his whole album before giving my point of view.

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