Paradise Valley by John Mayer

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Release date: 20th August, 2013

John Mayer took an indefinite break from his singing career circa-2011 after being diagnosed with throat granuloma. “Born and Raised” was released in 2012 and went on to be his least popular album although it never cast a shadow of doubt on the potential still left in the young artist. Continue reading

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Old Sock – Eric Clapton

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When you’ve been around for as long as Eric Clapton has, you tend to not care as much about releasing a commercially successful album as much as just putting new material out there. Or at least that’s what I’m hoping Clapton has done on Old Sock since his last release in 2010.

At the outset, this record has a very relaxed, play-for-a-Saturday-afternoon-laze-session vibe. Somewhere you’re wondering if you should take Eric Clapton seriously looking at how the album art has this bubblegum, childish feel to it.  What fun is music that takes itself too seriously? Continue reading