John Mayer’s new album, Continuum, hits stores today. Now, I’m not a total fanboy, but I do appreciate the fact that in a sea of crappy pop music, this guy is a genuine musician. I’m talking about a throwback to really good blues musicians and singer/songwriters of the past three decades. He writes his own music, plays an instrument, and puts on a hell of a live show. Personally, I don’t care if he graduated from the Dave Matthews School of Guitar Licks, where he majored in Facial Spasms. If you’re going to pattern your career after an established artist, why not Dave?
He pulled a fast one on us. While most people were busy labeling his music as simple pop, he went all bluesy. Most of the tracks on this effort resemble some of his lesser known songs, like Tracing and Victoria. If you’re a fan of his popular stuff like 83 and No Such Thing, there are a few tracks for you, too. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this one.
In homage to the new album, check out my list of favorite John Mayer songs. You won’t find most of his big hits here; I wanted to shine a little light on some great tunes you might not have heard before. Check out Tracing, Love Song For No One, Good Love Is On The Way, and Comfortable. Cheers!