Continuum (studio album) by John Mayer

Continuum by John Mayer
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-09-12
Overall rank: 969th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 335 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (153rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (969th)
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72/100 (from 335 votes)
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From 06/29/2022 18:41
A flavour of Clapton/ Hendrix greatness updated for the twenty first century.
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From 03/03/2021 04:47
I know it's not cool to like John Mayer, but I've always liked his sound and it's applied here to a really listenable collection of songs.
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90/100
From 10/15/2020 00:02
Without question the best John Mayer album i've heard yet. Not a single weak track.

Best song(s): "Waiting on the World..." "I Don't Trust Myself" "Gravity" "Vultures" "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" "Bold as Love" and I guess "Say" was a single that only part of a reissue in 2008 but I still include it
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From 08/27/2019 19:20
buh BOW WOW CHK DUH NUH NUH NUH NUH BURNING ROOM
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From 09/09/2018 19:00
I can’t believe how underrated this album is! So many good songs on here. Easily Mayer’s most consistent work front to back. His guitar work has never been more fierce, bluesy, exciting, and raw. His lyrics have never been more mature, honest, clever, and relevant. The production and vocals are slick and shiny without being too cutesy or corny. This is a great example of modern pop music done right. One of the best mainstream rock records from the 2000s, and probably my favorite album released in 2006 alongside St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley and Stadium Arcadium by RHCP
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From 04/24/2018 16:43
I don't like John Mayer's voice, but this album is quite nice. 7/10.
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From 09/04/2016 21:11
Great guitar work, but not very cohesive. Some good individual songs though.
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From 05/05/2016 18:15
John Mayer's masterpiece!

He puts aside obsession with the ladies and takes on bigger topics such as society, mature emotional breakups, mortality, and personal expectation.

Everything you think of John Mayer is true EXCEPT for here. This is an absolutely fantastic album from start to finish and nothing else he has done comes remotely close.

Creator here rather than imitator on all other albums. Imagery of slow dancing in a burning room to describe the slow decay and falling out of love.

Stop This Train is gut wrenching focused on the process of aging himself and of his folks

The bluesy guitar and undertones stay consistent throughout. And then shows his guitar chops on a Hendrix cover.

Try to block out your opinion of Mayer and take this for what it is, pure excellence and one of the best albums of the decade.
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From 03/25/2015 01:11
His only albums that's worth talking about, I think.

But then, it is GREAT!!!!
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From 01/15/2015 05:01
Solid enough album. Enjoyable mainly because of Mayer's fantastic guitar playing.
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