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Waiting for My Rocket to Come

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  • Audio CD (March 4 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Music
  • ASIN: B00006LERH
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 314 customer reviews
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1. You And I Both
2. I'll Do Anything
3. The Remedy [I Won't Worry]
4. Who Needs Shelter
5. Curbside Prophet
6. Sleep All Day
7. Too Much Food
8. Absolutely Zero
9. "On Love, In Sadness"
10. No Stopping Us
11. The Boy's Gone
12. "Tonight, Not Again"

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2002 debut album packed with witty, wordy, smart, funky & astonishingly catchy pop songs that do right by the best singer-songwriter traditions of Elektra.


Virginia exile Jason Mraz grew up listening to Dave Matthews and Agents of Good Roots, local heroes whose frat-friendly influences are much in evidence on his major-label debut. Producer John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) augments Mraz's SoCal cohorts with Agents' rhythm section, dramatically expanding and polishing songs like "Curbside Prophet" and "You and I Both," which previously appeared in looser, less developed versions on Mraz's self-released live recordings. But fans from the singer-songwriter's coffeehouse years need not despair. Mraz's witty lyrics and easygoing folk-blues stylings (think Jack Johnson on Prozac) are still very much in evidence. He's also in fine voice and, on two standout tracks--"Who Needs Shelter" and "Absolutely Zero"--rivals Neil Finn in his ability to invoke the spirit of Paul McCartney. Waiting for My Rocket to Come showcases an artist who, while still finding his own direction, is clearly off to a great start. --Bill Forman

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Format: Audio CD
jason mraz is pop. now before the singer/songwriter loving fantatics scoff at this statement, understand that too often pop is lamented as a dirty word by the ignorantly pretentious. sure, britney is pop, as delegated by one of the above reviews in reference to her "freakin it"...but guess what? so were the beatles. now, jason is certainly no paul or john...but he has crafted some wonderfully amusing pop gems on his debut album.
i was skeptical when i heard 'the remedy'. i thought that it was a poor choice for a lead single, but apparently i was wrong cause that single did amazingly on the charts. i was annoyed at the mesh hat, vintage t-shirt and blazer from the video. the slippers just put me over the edge, they were too much. it seemed like a gimmic and it overshadowed what was, yet again, a solid pop song. so i skipped this album.
fast forward a few months, to a late night vh1 viewing of 'insomniac'...in which i litterally was suffering from insomnia. out of no where, mr. mraz comes dancing and singing his way through an amazing video and an equally amazing song. 'you & i both' quickly garnered my respect and allowed me to forget about the slippers. now, while the singles from 'waiting for my rocket to come' are a class above some of the songs on this album, that by no means that the others are fillers.
an interesting read is jason mraz's weblog...it kind of makes you appreciate his simple song writing a whole lot more. i expect a more mature album from him next time around, he'll get more freedom from the label. i expect him to veer more in the direction of blue-eyed son's 'west of lincoln' (brief aside: many of you may not know this album, but people thinking about mraz' debut should also check out blue-eyed son's debut album...
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By A Customer on June 12 2004
Format: Audio CD
There is no doubt in my mind that Jason Mraz has an ear for metre and rhyme when it comes to writing lyrics. His singing voice, and style hooks you quickly, and breates a lot of life into songs that might otherwise have been quite ordinary. I admit this disc seems very different from the kind of improvisation and humor that Mraz seems capable of in his live performances. Perhaps a future release can capatilize on that potential...
That being said, this is a fantastic CD, and if Mraz is able to avoid the commercialization that can come with his (lack of a band) in the future, I predict he will have a very fruitful career. I have flipped this disc for at least a few months straight, and it still enters the CD player every now and again (I will never tire of "Tonight, Not Again" - Its simply an amazing song) and strongly recommend this disc to anyone who is looking for something new. There is enough variety on this disc to keep you interested, and the recordings are clean - and dynamic. I give it a 8 out of 10 for crankibility!
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Jason Mraz may not be a household name to many people, but his music and talent is without a doubt one of the best in the past few years. Although often compared to the likes of Dave Matthews and John Mayer, his vocal ability and guitar playing is a different sound than his peers.
It's hard to label "Waiting For My Rocket to Come" in one particular genre. From the guitar driven "You And I Both" to the freestylin' hip hop/country sounds of "Curbside Prophet," each song brings a different type of music to the table. Not one song sounds the same to anything out there in todays pop culture which makes Mr. Mraz original and fun to listen and watch.
Some of the highlight tracks include the first single that introduced us to this talented guy, "The Remedy".The slower tracks ("Who Needs Shelter" and "Absoutely Zero") also make a lasting impression on this mostly upbeat and fun album. "Curbside Prophet" the latest single to emerge from the box office hit "New York Minute" puts a new sound out there for the world to hear.
Overall, Jason Mraz brings originality back to music. This album is worth purchasing. Not everybody may understand it and although it make take a few spins to truly enjoy, don't pass this up.
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You can feel the coffehouse atmosphere for which some of the songs on this CD were written for in the tracks on this disk. Personally, I have listened to a few of the songs on Mraz's website from coffeehouse recordings and I would love to hear him live.
As a musician, and a singer myself, I feel justified in saying what an amazing talent this guy has. What a voice! It's just beautiful...there's such a great sexual power in a man who can sing well. But surprise! Mraz is also an EXCELLENT lyricist as well. In fact, some of the words are just so amazing, i can't believe they are songs! "You and I both" is probably the most beautiful song I've ever heard. His style is quite unusal, almost like if rap flowing was sung. Thats about the closest example I can think of. It's also nice to hear the great fusion of styles present in this record. You can hear a little jazz, a little blues, a little pop, and even a little country in the occasional guitar twangy, not to mention the word "ya'll" in "Curbside Prophet". TO me it sounds like Jack Johnson meets John Mayer with a little Dave Matthews for nice flava...but it's more unique than can be explained here.
How much do I love this guy's music? While I was studying for my finals and writing final essarys for all of my classes, I had to finally to sell a book in order to get the money to buy this CD. Because I was having trouble finding the music on any radio stations online and because I wasn't getting any studying done because I was constantly looking for this music, I bought the CD because I wasn't getting any studying done at all. I'm much happier now! And my grades are better too!
If you really love this music, go to Launch.com and watch Jason Mraz sing "The Rainbow Connection". The Muppets never seemed so sexy.
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