11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The charm of Wildfire is in its skillful understatement. While tunes like “Paper Doll” and “Who You Love” have glossy, delicately harmonized hooks, the album features understated, country-inflected shuffles and lots of impressive musicianship. (A perfect example is the gently rambling cover of J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze.”)

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The charm of Wildfire is in its skillful understatement. While tunes like “Paper Doll” and “Who You Love” have glossy, delicately harmonized hooks, the album features understated, country-inflected shuffles and lots of impressive musicianship. (A perfect example is the gently rambling cover of J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze.”)

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

JM Fannn ,

New Genre

This album is going to be a mix of Continuum, Heavier Things, and a bit of Born & Raised. In other words, John Mayer is creating a new genre.. perfection.

Ryanhghgsgkh ,

Still Impressive

John Mayer's REAL fans will come out of the woodwork with this one. Since the 360 he took with Born and Raised, I've heard more and more "bring back continuum" or "this sounds too country for me." Personally, I love the sound and direction Mayer has taken. He's doing what he loves, and doesn't seem to care what people think about him any more. Where the younger Mayer had an arrogant demeanor, this matured version seems to be loyal to good music. I'm excited about this album!

Broken Headphones ,

WELCOME BACK, MR. MAYER!

"Paradise Valley," John Mayer's first studio album since his vocal surgery, finds the singer traveling back to the distinctive folk-rock sound of his last record, "Born and Raised." And based on the terrific quality of that release, I couldn't be more excited for this one. Mayer simply has one of the most easily recognizable and irreplaceable voices in modern music, and it works perfectly with the genre he's currently decided to stick with. The soulful, sooting guitar-laced melodies are purely reminiscent of Americana folk, while the graceful, lyrical content from standout tracks like "Paper Doll" and "Wildfire" continue to showcase the man's undeniable musical craftsmanship. Long story short, Mayer's sixth release is easily shaping up to be one of his best. And seeing as how he's rarely ever disappointed in the past, I just know he's about to come back stronger than ever before.

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