Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Teleking, Sep 10, 2019 at 10:39 PM.
Are you serious? You can’t be serious?
Whats women got to do with it?
I dont own any of his music. He is stellar with Dead and Co but, admitedly, I find his singing distracting with them.
His song, gravity, is really really good!
Very talented. Not a great singer imo.
Talented guitarist. I have not personally been drawn to most of what I’ve heard and seen, both solo and Dead-related.
Very much so...
I assume you noticed most of the guys in this thread mentioned they don’t like his singing?
We’re all lying, do like his vocals, but are just truly jealous of his success deep down? Really?
He has the whole package. He is in fact a great guitar player... again - try playing Neon and sing at the same time. His phrasing, when you break it down is actually quite clever. Timing is great too.
BUT, I don't like John Mayer for his playing really. Its his song writing and sense of melody that grabs me. Believe it or not... the same kinds of guitar critic debates (although not in the internet...) happened around Stevie Ray Vaughn too.
I pretty much dig everything about him. Early on I couldn’t stand the guy based on the same talking points his naysayers throw out there. Listened to him more and more and realized what a talent this guy is. He really can do it all.
He had surgery a few years ago, he had to change the way he sang after that.
Nice! I guess I need to check out more of his music.
I think his net worth would agree he does pretty good as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Tgp is ridiculous sometimes. Mayer is partly responsible for the younger generation picking up guitar. He’s an objectively great guitarist. He solidified himself as a songwriter with Continuum. That album is gold and he has written several other gems. But he makes weird faces so he’s meh. You can only make weird faces when playing guitar apparently.
I’m the opposite. I can, at times, enjoy his playing, but he has this mush mouth singing (like Dave Mathews) that I just can’t stand.
It actually gets pretty annoying around here TBH. The dude is killing it! Plays with legends, has killer gear, great chops, gets to do what many of us wished we could do and yet he is blasted by armchair QBs playing in their bedrooms.
I saw him with Dead & Co three times in the last 18 months. He can sing, he can play, he is having a blast and making a very nice living. Keep at it JM!
I'm glad I can relax and enjoy a song without a bunch of criteria. I enjoyed Mayer's take, it has a nice vibe and mood.
He's a great player, a great singer, and a great songwriter. Plays on tons of records. Plays what belongs and naught else. Changes with the times and is always relevant. Does different projects, plays what he wants, although he can play anything. He's just plain great. (everywhere on earth but TGP )
I love his singing with D&C: he has a precision to his styling that makes the lyrics pop. Sure, it's not for everyone, but he's very deliberate in the way he sings, and I appreciate the choices he makes.
It’s funny how so many post have to preface their dislike for JM before they get to their point. Talk about bringing baggage into a topic. lol
I thought it was good and stayed somewhat true to the original without being a direct copy.
If this was a nobody most people wouldn’t have an issue with it, but because it’s Mayer it’s easy to dislike.
This is coming from a non-Mayer fan, but I do respect his music.
It’s not difficult for a pro with solid/good vocal technique.
Same for Sting when he's really aping that breathy American Jazz Cat voice. Sounds extremely pretentious to me. His voice sounds great when he's belting it out, and I didn't mind the Jazz Cat thing as long as his albums were still great, but that stopped cold after '92.
I'm sure he'd be impressed.
I have full respect for Mayer's abilities as he's earned it. But I just don't get his music.