John Mayer’s Heartfelt Return

Two year ago, John Mayer’s stupid mouth got him in trouble. Since then, he’s been hiding out in Montana recalibrating his life and hiding from TMZ. Now he’s back with a very chilled-out Allman Brothers-flavored album, Born and Raised; on it, he declares that he’s “a good man with a good heart”. The album comes off with heartfelt sensitivity. He doesn’t rip any crazy guitar solos, but there’s plenty to enjoy here, such as the title track, which features gorgeous harmonies from David Crosby and Graham Nash. The slow-grooving opener, “Queen California”, is pretty cool and sounds like the cousin of the Allman’s “Midnight Rider”. Also, “Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967” is a jewel. Welcome back John!

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