07:33 AM on 08/19/13
Room for Squares was absolutely solid, and it has so much lasting value. I still hear multiple songs from that album on the radio today. Continuum was pretty great too, but I haven't checked anything out since. I keep meaning to, but never get around to it.
Very well-written review though, Craig. To someone who hasn't heard this or his previous album, your critique of some kind of identity crisis, between Mayer's desire to be isolated and return to roots and working with current artists, does sound kind of strange.