John Mayer - Room For Squares

180 Gram Vinyl LP Record + Digital Download

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Room For Squares is the debut studio album by American musician, singer-songwriter John Mayer, originally released in June 2001 by Aware Records.

Room For Squares, Mayer's major-label debut (he put out a solo acoustic album, Inside Wants Out, on his own in 1999), is instantly likable and accessible. But it's no less smart and affecting for that.

These thirteen songs are a travelogue of discovery — of love, identity and purpose. They may chronicle what Mayer wryly terms a "quarter-life crisis," but they trade on energy rather than angst, wonder instead of pain.

Room For Squares proved to be a well-timed album, quietly heralding the end of teen pop's glory days with clever wordplay, savvy chord progressions, and mature songwriting. Songs like "No Such Thing" and "Neon" mixed jazz chords with digestible choruses, fashioning a sort of brainy, college-educated pop hybrid that appealed to discerning listeners and mainstream fans alike.

Of course, it didn't hurt that Mayer also loaded the album with more straightforward numbers - particularly "Your Body Is A Wonderland", a bubbling piece of bedroom pop that helped expand his female audience. Mayer's soon-to-be famous guitar solos and bluesy, riffs were sorely absent from the mix, though, as he limited the bulk of his fretwork to the acoustic guitar. But Room For Squares still provides a nice introduction to his catalogue, highlighting his blend of collegiate pop/rock and sensitive acoustics while only hinting at the genre-hopping chameleon he'd later become.

Check out the tracks: “No Such Thing”; “Your Body Is A Wonderland” and “Why Georgia”. 

This LP record "We Are Vinyl" series reissue with a digital download code is pressed in Germany on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl via Columbia Records.

(889853932214)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

No Such Thing

3:51

A2

Why Georgia

4:30

A3

My Stupid Mouth

3:47

A4

Your Body Is A Wonderland

4:08

A5

Neon

4:23

A6

City Love

4:03

A7

83

4:55

B1

3x5

4:50

B2

Love Song For No One

3:24

B3

Back To You

4:04

B4

Great Indoors

3:36

B5

Not Myself

3:39

B6

St. Patrick’s Day

5:20

SKU 889853932214
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985393221
Country DE - Germany
Release Date (Year) 05 May 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 05 June 2001
Barcode # 889853932214
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Digital Download Code, Reissue, "We Are Vinyl" series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL LP

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