Room for Squares

Room for Squares

by John Mayer John Mayer
Room for Squares

Room for Squares

by John Mayer John Mayer

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Producer John Alagia's fingerprints are all over this major-label debut for Atlanta-based singer/songwriter John Mayer. On songs like "Not Myself" Mayer seems almost to be parroting Dave Matthews, whom Alagia produced on several albums, including Crash and Before These Crowded Streets. The fault is not Mayer's — his songs are always heartfelt, occasionally poignant, and sometimes even funny, but the jazzy hooks, echoed lyrics, and occasionally forced falsettos that adorn them sometimes seem to be a little much. Despite this, Room for Squares is an easy album to like. Mayer has a soulful voice and he opens himself up emotionally, showing a vulnerability that makes all of the slick production seem forgivable. From the contrite reflection of "My Stupid Mouth" to the sweetly sensual "Your Body Is a Wonderland" to the closing song, "St. Patrick's Day" (which, ironically, is about not wanting to end things), on this album, it's the thoughts that count. ~ Stacia Proefrock

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998529311
catalogNumber: 85293
Rank: 3460


  1. No Such Thing
  2. Why Georgia
  3. My Stupid Mouth
  4. Your Body Is a Wonderland
  5. Neon
  6. City Love
  7. 83
  8. 3x5
  9. Love Song for No One
  10. Back to You
  11. Great Indoors
  12. Not Myself
  13. St. Patrick's Day
  14. (Untitled)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Mayer   Primary Artist
David Angell   Violin
David Davidson   Violin
David LaBruyere   Bass
Jerry Marotta   Drums
John Alagia   Guitar,Percussion,Hammond Organ,Bells,Wurlitzer
Doug Derryberry   Background Vocals
Brandon Bush   Hammond Organ,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Chris Fischer   Conga
Nir Z.   Drums,Loops
Clay Cook   Background Vocals
John Catchings   Cello
Kris Wilkinson String Section   Viola

Technical Credits

John Alagia   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Juliano   Engineer
John Mayer   Composer
Clay Cook   Composer
John Mark Painter   String Arrangements
Jack Joseph Puig   Producer

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