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Pop - Released August 7, 2020 | Reconsider Music

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Pop - Released June 19, 2020 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Pop - Released June 19, 2020 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Jason Mraz gives away the game for his seventh album with its title, Look for the Good. On every one of the record's 12 tracks, he's on a quest for positivity, a search that's scored to a sunsplash reggae lilt. Working with producer Michael Goldwasser, the founder of the reggae imprint Easy Star Records and a producer/musician in his own right, Mraz is supported by an empathetic crew of studio pros who help him add shade and texture to his anthems of love and good vibe. The album is loosely structured into a side of socially minded tunes and a side of party tunes and ditties about love, but you'd be forgiven if you thought that all the songs were about celebrating good thoughts and chill, since that's the vibe that's sustained throughout the record. Mraz's heart is in the right place and he can convey a palpable sense of warmth, but over the course of a full album, his relentless positivity can seem cloying. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Pop - Released May 29, 2020 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Pop - Released April 17, 2020 | BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

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Pop - Released August 10, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Following a four-year-long hiatus, Jason Mraz presents his sixth album. Know remains faithful to the modern and sunny pop folk he’s been known for since his early days. However, this opus is by far his most sincere. After discovering Buddhism in Myanmar, many things have resounded in the mind of the two-time Grammy Award winning singer. Sharing, giving and many other positive thoughts: a myriad of wholesome vibes have influenced Mraz’s creativity. Supported by David Hodges and other long-time collaborators, this new project ventures in an enticing pop direction. A romantic duo with Meghan Trainor on More Than Friends, a dreamy folk ballad with Sleeping to Dream, sensational and catchy pop with Have It All or dancing and rhythmic pop on Might As Well Dance: Mraz is all the rage once again. © Anna Coluthe/Qobuz
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Pop - Released August 10, 2018 | Atlantic Records

Somewhere along the way, Jason Mraz decided his specialty was romance. This isn't quite the same thing as having his specialty be love songs, mind you. Mraz wrote and sang his fair share of love songs, but as he gradually muted his cleverness -- and hired Raining Jane, a group that was in his orbit since 2007, as his permanent backing band -- he let sweetness permeate his music, beginning with 2014's Yes! Delivered four years later, Know. is a mellow ray of sunshine like its predecessor. If anything, it's even lighter and sweeter, with Mraz burying his affection for corny rhymes ("Unlonely") and dirty puns ("Might as Well Dance") underneath layers of beachy vibes and sing-along melodies. Know.'s 36 minutes move swiftly and agreeably, partially because Mraz is now a seasoned pro. He knows not to lean too hard into either the jokes or sweet nothings, he knows that his easy-rolling tunes are best delivered with a slight reggae sway or maybe a little funk, so he crafted a record that is light and lithe -- a record that could serve as a soundtrack to either a romantic weekend or weekday drudgery, where it would brighten the mood on either occasion. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo
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Pop - Released July 27, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Pop - Released July 6, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Reggae - Released June 29, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Pop - Released June 14, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Pop - Released May 25, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Pop - Released April 27, 2018 | Atlantic Records

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Pop - Released March 10, 2015 | Atlantic Records

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Pop - Released August 25, 2014 | Atlantic Records - ATG

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Pop - Released August 25, 2014 | Atlantic Records - ATG

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Pop - Released July 14, 2014 | Atlantic Records - ATG

The exclamation point that punctuates its title suggests Jason Mraz may be a little enthusiastic on Yes! but that's a feint, hiding how this 2014 record is the next logical step on the singer/songwriter's road of seduction. Gone is the celebrated wordplay, a self-conscious maturation that was perhaps inevitable, but also absent are the smooth soul flourishes of 2012's Love Is a Four Letter Word. Those slow grooves underscored how Mraz embraced his role as a middlebrow make-out king in the wake of the success of "I'm Yours," but Yes! feels like a truer follow-up to that 2009 hit than the 2012 LP because it emphasizes Jason Mraz the sensitive singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar slung across his shoulders. He flirts with rhythms floating up from the Caribbean, he covers Boyz II Men's "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," he cops a bit of the Lumineers' big-beat folk stomp, and he strums a ukulele -- but these are all mild, complementary accents to a sun-kissed collection of romantic songs. Mraz doesn't avoid amorous clichés so much as he shamelessly embraces each and every one, addressing songs to a lover who is also his best friend and a "beautiful thing," celebrating long drives and quiet times with the one he loves. Such subjects are a clear indication that Yes! is not a record fueled by the heady rush of love at first sight; it's an album designed to soundtrack a long getaway weekend for a couple already in love. © Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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