New Reviews: John Mayer Takes the High Road on 'Shadow Days'

Also: New music by fun., Madonna, Norah Jones and Perfume Genius

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John Mayer, 'Shadow Days' Columbia

In this week's slate of Rolling Stone reviews, Jon Dolan praises "Shadow Days," the new country-tinged single by John Mayer, who has returned after throat issues and some truly embarassing public comments about his "David Duke cock." "You've got to admire a man who takes the high road, and as Mayer's George Harrison-inscribed guitar melts into the sunset, his contrition is sympathetic," writes Dolan. Also, Jody Rosen hails Nate Ruess, the lead singer of the NYC indie-pop trio fun., as "the Platonic ideal of a 21st-century rock star," and Will Hermes raves about Perfume Genius' haunting, gorgeous new album Put Your Back N 2 It.

ALBUMS

fun. - Some Nights

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Alex Chilton - Free Again: The '1970' Sessions

John Mulaney - New In Town

The Unthanks - The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony and the Johnsons

SONGS

John Mayer "Shadow Days"

Norah Jones "Happy Pills"

Madonna "Girl Gone Wild"

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