Where Does This Door Go (LP)


Mayer Hawthorne

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Amoeba Review

07/15/2013

Flush with the major label success of his third album, How Do You Do, Mayer Hawthorne’s fourth album wisely continues Hawthorne’s trend of modernizing his sound while retaining its essential retro-soul appeal. Hot rapper Kendrick Lamar appears on “Crime,” which is suitably roughed up with a grimy sitar riff and hip-hop beat, while Hawthorne lays it on ultra smooth to balance things out. Single “Her Favorite Song” wouldn’t sound too out of place on another major retro-modern album, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, combining contemporary production with lush soul choruses, funk guitars and beats that sound like they were unearthed from the vaults of Motown. While those tracks should net plenty of listeners, music fans looking for deeper sounds will be hooked right away by the first two songs, the groovy, Steely Dan vibing “Back Seat Lover” and digitally cut-up smooth jam “The Innocent,” an update of Hall & Oates’ immortal “Maneater,” with a catchy “she’s got it, you want it chorus.” Hawthorne’s silky voice and nice-guy demeanor are as ingratiating as ever, and though his music still suffers a bit from a lack of originality or character, its subtlety is to be applauded, as Hawthorne is able to pay tribute to his heroes while making eminently pleasing, here-and-now soul music with a clever eye toward the past.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Problematization
Mayer Hawthorne 00:15
2.
Back Seat Lover
Mayer Hawthorne 03:15
3.
The Innocent
Mayer Hawthorne 03:22
4.
Allie Jones
Mayer Hawthorne 04:04
5.
The Only One
Mayer Hawthorne 03:20
6.
Wine Glass Woman
Mayer Hawthorne 03:47
7.
Her Favorite Song
Mayer Hawthorne 03:33
8.
Ay Bass Player
Mayer Hawthorne 00:14
9.
Crime
Mayer Hawthorne , Kendrick Lamar 04:40
10.
Reach Out Richard
Mayer Hawthorne 04:08
11.
Corsican Rosé
Mayer Hawthorne 04:08
12.
Where Does This Door Go
Mayer Hawthorne 04:18
13.
Robot Love
Mayer Hawthorne 03:27
14.
The Stars Are Ours
Mayer Hawthorne 04:31
15.
All Better
Mayer Hawthorne 04:18

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