After a let down with his last album (Battle Studies) I was looking forward to this one since he first hinted at it being made. Well worth the wait! Born and Raised is one of his best in my opinion, on par or even better than Continuum to be truly honest.
Mayer has adopted a bit of country/Americana twist to the bulk of the tracks, but also with his signature slide style playing. Very easily listening. Great buy, well worth the money!
Mayer's fifth solo LP is his loosest yet, from the Allmans-ish "Queen of California" to the title track, with harmonies from Crosby and Nash. "There's air in it," says producer Don Was. Mayer cut the bulk of the set before he underwent vocal-cord surgery last October. In the end, Was used several pre-surgery vocal takes: "He sounded great a little raspier."