Song of the Day #1,480: ‘Queen of California’ – John Mayer

It’s a testament to how good this year has been for new releases that John Mayer’s Born and Raised can climb to only number four on this list.

Since his great 2006 record Continuum, Mayer has made headlines for everything but his music. He gave two disastrous magazine interviews, had ugly break-ups with Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift (with the latter excoriating him in song on her most recent album) and developed granulomas on his vocal chords that prevented him from singing.

Continue reading