John Mayer Drops New Song "Love on the Weekend", Announces Album "The Search for Everything" (2017)

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  1. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    I wonder which cut is superior? They are probably both digital....Greg Calbi being involved is a sign, as he only deals with the digital side.

    The GZ will no doubt be cut on their new DMM lathe I assume?
     
  2. geddy402

    geddy402 Active Member

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    Picked up the vinyl a few days ago.

    The music seems very bass heavy. Almost too much, am I'm a bass player. And the quality of the pressing is lackluster. I gave it a cleaning through my ultrasonic and just the first side resulted in my cleaning my stylus three times because of debris it picked up. Seems like I had to clean it after each song. Never had this issue before and I've cleaned hundreds of records through my US cleaner.

    So, if you're going to buy this know that you may have to tweak your Es and give it a few cleans.
     
  3. whaiyun

    whaiyun Forum Resident

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    Interesting. I didn't have any issues with the vinyl. It wasn't a QRP or RTI clean but it was not too bad and I DEFINITELY did not have gunk picked up by my stylus and I have a Shibata tip too.
     
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  4. geddy402

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    Yeah, I thought it was strange. Not sure if it's because it's a 45 and the stylus on my Ortofon Bronze went deeper than normal, but either way after the first listen I went back to a few tracks and it's definitely less noisey. Guess that's one way to clean a record!
     
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  5. Memphisflash

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    I have that same stylus, did a cleaning on my Okki Nokki, and didn't have any problems with the records - bad luck maybe?
     
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  6. jconsolmagno

    jconsolmagno Forum Resident

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    My copy was clean, don't remember any issues last week.
     
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  7. geddy402

    geddy402 Active Member

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    Yeah could have been. The record store looked especially fingerprint-y and dirty when I took them out before cleaning. Either way it got cleaned and sounded much better after the gunk got out of there.
     
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  8. FashionBoy

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    Sterling RJ is Ray Janos. He must have cut the lacquer.
     
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  9. Brendan Mulhaire

    Brendan Mulhaire Member

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    First pass listen now. (Vinyl). Nice album.
     
  10. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

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    Ive listened to it 3 times now i like it a lot. Best thing since Continuum.

    Drag that is cut at 45. Having to get up and flip/ change records every three songs sucks.

    Nice quality pressing
     
  11. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    Why is it a drag? I would prefer a 45rpm record wherever possible and wherever time allows...
     
  12. Szeppelin75

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    Because you have to get up every 15 minutes.
     
  13. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    Might aswell go for streaming then :)
     
  14. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Are we really that lazy as a society that we find it a burden to get up every 15 minutes to turn a LP over? There's always a CD option that requires no turning over, or as @richbdd01 mentioned, streaming!
     
  15. richbdd01

    richbdd01 Forum Resident

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    Cos if you go for vinyl, you're after more of an audiophile experience surely?. Well, for me it is....sound quality is the main priority. Otherwise I may aswell have not bought that turntable or expensive cart?
     
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  16. luckyno13

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    I must admit I'm with Szep here.
    For me, it interrupts the album flow if it's broken up into 12 minute or less intervals as this one is.
    I'd understand it for an album too long for a standard release but this isn't that.
     
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  17. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

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    It does.

    Such a great album that youhave to interrupts three times. it has a ncie flow, but everytime you get up to flip/change discs it cuts the mood. Nice sounding pressing though.
     
  18. Rocker

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    Enjoyed the album on first listen... will have to give it another spin very soon!
     
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  19. Lukamus

    Lukamus New Member

    My copy is clean and has no surface noise. Sounds pristine. I have to agree that this is his best work since continuum.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't they put less music on each side in order to cut down on inner groove distortion? I've heard a couple mastering engineers say this and it typically leads to a better press. And I believe 45 RPM leaves less room for stylus tracking errors.
     
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  20. wbhendrix

    wbhendrix Forum Resident

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    Just got back from the Houston show tonight. UNBELIEVABLE.

    I saw him in 06 and '13 and tonight was by far the best show I've ever seen him play. His band was tight and he came ready to jam!!
     
  21. jconsolmagno

    jconsolmagno Forum Resident

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    I personally steer away from 45 RPM cuts. Doesn't seem natural for the 12 inch format. I expect so much on a side of a record and this case, I think he could've fit the whole album on one LP and not charged double LP prices.

    If he wants to do double LP at 45 and charge me single LP prices, love it, this case, he's stretching his buck.
     
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  22. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Believe In Music

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    I had let this guy pas me right on by but thin Continuum caught my ear. It was like this is no necessarily my style but I like it. From that point I did the same think I did before with John Mayer, I ignored hime but again he newest album caught my earn and now I'm thinking a bit more how this guy can play and write and sing.
     
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  23. Mr. Explorer

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    Thread revival!

    Never been a John Mayer superfan but over the years I’ve really enjoyed Room for Squares, Try! and Battle Studies (I know, I know :p).

    Few months back my brother lent me his CD of the Search for Everything. I listened to it on a long drive home after seeing my wife off for a long time away. I was feeling lonely and the music hit me in the right emotional spot and I played the album like 3 times that morning. Something made me revisit it again last week and I’ve had it on repeat daily.

    So many great songs and even the lesser compositions have the same great playing, great vocals and this amazing vibe that you just get lost in. It’s not sad music or happy music, it just makes me kind of warm inside.

    I particularly love In the Blood, Emoji of a Wave and You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.
     
  24. Remurmur

    Remurmur Forum Resident

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    I happened to see a sealed CD copy of The Search For Everything today at my local Goodwill for $.99.

    Now, I have nothing against John Mayer but I also have to admit that I've never really considered myself a fan either.

    But hey. $.99. I figured I'd give it a listen and if I didn't like it, I could give it to one of my music loving Nieces as a gift.

    Well. I stand corrected. After just one listen, I'm thinking $.99 was quite the bargain.

    Quite nice.

    Pleasantly surprised
     
  25. Lovealego

    Lovealego Forum Resident

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    This is a great album. Might be my favorite Mayer album...
     
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