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Album: Battle Studies
# Song Title   Time
1)    Heartbreak Warfare
2)    All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye
3)    Half of My Heart
4)    Who Says
5)    Perfectly Lonely
6)    Assassin
7)    Crossroads
8)    War of My Life
9)    Edge of Desire
10)    Do You Know Me
11)    Friends, Lovers or Nothing
 

Album: Battle Studies
# Song Title   Time
1)    Heartbreak Warfare
2)    All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye
3)    Half of My Heart
4)    Who Says
5)    Perfectly Lonely
6)    Assassin
7)    Crossroads
8)    War of My Life
9)    Edge of Desire
10)    Do You Know Me
11)    Friends, Lovers or Nothing
 
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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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