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Battle Studies [LP]
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Album: Battle Studies [LP]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Heartbreak Warfare More Info... 0:04
2)    All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye More Info... 0:04
3)    Half of My Heart (Feat. Taylor Swift) More Info... 0:04
4)    Who Says More Info... 0:03
5)    Perfectly Lonely More Info... 0:04
6)    Assassin More Info... 0:05
7)    Crossroads More Info... 0:02
8)    War of My Life More Info... 0:04
9)    Edge of Desire More Info... 0:05
10)    Do You Know Me More Info... 0:02
11)    Friends, Lovers Or Nothing More Info... 0:06
 

Album: Battle Studies [LP]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Heartbreak Warfare More Info... 0:04
2)    All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye More Info... 0:04
3)    Half of My Heart (Feat. Taylor Swift) More Info... 0:04
4)    Who Says More Info... 0:03
5)    Perfectly Lonely More Info... 0:04
6)    Assassin More Info... 0:05
7)    Crossroads More Info... 0:02
8)    War of My Life More Info... 0:04
9)    Edge of Desire More Info... 0:05
10)    Do You Know Me More Info... 0:02
11)    Friends, Lovers Or Nothing More Info... 0:06
 
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  • It's no secret that John Mayer is a 21st Century Fox, wining and dining women all through tabloid headlines, so it's about time he delivered an album that traded upon his loverman persona -- and Battle Studies is that record in spades. Retaining more than a modicum of the slick, soul-blues undertones of Continuum, Mayer fashions a modern groove album, a record that maintains a smooth seductive vibe so thoroughly it spills into a one-man band cover of "Crossroads." Mayer remains somewhat of a disciple of Slowhand, but he shows an unusual interest in the big AOR stylings of Journeyman, along with Stevie Ray Vaughan's In Step, creating a coolly clean blend of synths and Strats, one that's as much about texture as it is about song.something perfectly appropriate for a make-out album like this. Sometimes, Mayer dips too heavily toward the texture, but he can't resist a good, tight melody and builds the bulk of Battle Studies upon them: the elegant "Half of My Heart," the softly soulful "Perfectly Lonely." Here, Mayer is effortlessly seductive and somewhat irresistible, and it's easy to see why the ladies love cool John. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "BATTLE STUDIES is a real study in craftsmanship and understated guitar ninja-dom, and musos will thrill to Mayer's deconstruction of Robert Johnson's 'Crossroads.'"

Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[A]n expertly calibrated study in soft-pedal confessionals, searching lyricism, and mildly groovy guitar licks."

Billboard (p.32) - "[H]e marches into fresh stylistic terrain by sampling an anthemic U2 ambience on 'Heartbreak Warfare'..."

Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Heartbreak Warfare' and 'War Of My Life' chug pleasantly along in their Police-lite way..."
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