I'm usually not a big fan of him as a guitar player

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  1. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    But I think John Mayer is a fabulous singer. For anyone who has sang and tried to work to get good, listen to this. Mayer's phrasing, tone and control over his voice on this is ace level. He's so flawless on his delivery and how he cuts off his notes. Yes, a clever fade can do it, but I think this is legit stuff. Really impressive. For those looking for vocal gymnastics, this isn't the song for you, but for anyone who has spent time trying to get a good vocal take on something like this, they'll certainly respect!

     
  2. mc5nrg

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    You managed to praise exactly what I dislike - those breathy vocals. Flawless -about 5 seconds of his singing made my skin crawl. It’s all a flaw as far as I’ m concerned.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    guitarjb44 Supporting Member

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    I agree too. His actual singing technique is terrible- although perhaps not as bad as it used to be. Maybe he worked with a vocal coach sometime along the way over the past 17 years since his first album(??). But technique aside- I just don’t like his vocal style.
     
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    I think he is a very good guitarist, but he doesn't do anything musically that appeals to me. I have listened to quite a few of his albums and they are just not at all inspiring.
    I've seen him on TV a few times, and I can't stand to watch him and all those contrived faces he makes. He looks like he practices them in the mirror.
    He would be a good backup musician in someone elses band.
     
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    I think that breathing singing style is probably what’s sexy to the girls. Not a fan of it all the time but I like some of what I’ve heard from him. But not something I’d buy.
     
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    I am not a fan of the breathy vocals or the acoustic type stuff he did years ago but I respect him as a musician. I have the album with Gravity on it and it’s a decent album.
     
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    I'd rather just stick with JJ.

     
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    Man, I’ve seen Mayer twice and have been completely blown away by his singing and his playing. I might not be a big fan of some lyrics but, my god he’s a super gifted individual!!
     
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    I strongly dislike his strangely over-enunciated breathy vocals. It sounds like a good singer with motor/muscle control issues. Great whole-package performer, though.
     
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    I cringe whenever I hear that dreck of his "Yer bahhhdy is a wondahlaahnd, blah, blah, blah"

    It may be the single worst song ever in the history of recorded music. So insipid, so God awful.

    I would like to meet him just so I can mimic and ridicule that breathy, wimpy lisp he employs on that turd of a song.
     
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    I thought that was one of the dumbest ass songs.
     
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  13. Teleking

    Teleking Supporting Member

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    Ha! What a bunch of guitar players. As someone who has sang for a long time, what he did here is not easy to make all that work. A lot of times it's much easier to belt something out than control your voice in the way he has here.
     
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    It's funny how polarizing JM is.
     
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    I liked his first album. "No Such Thing" is a great song.
     
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    I really like him, both his playing and singing. I think he has a unique voice and uses it well.

    I thought he did a great job on this album with Sco a few years back.

     
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    I'm sure he'll be crying in his pillow every night because of this.
     
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    tnvol Ufologist Silver Supporting Member

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    He isn't my cup of tea but the dude is crazy talented. One hell of a musician. I wish him well.
     
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    Killin me. "Turd" of a song. Man, did I need that laugh.
     
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    I happen to think that he is very talented. Plus, look at the
    very beautiful women he has squired around over the yrs.
    Beats the hell out of my life! :(

    I think a lot of " criticism " over the yrs. is inspired from
    one color only. Because of the $ he has made & the
    emotions he elicits. :cool:
     

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