39. CONTINUUM (2006)
Artist: John Mayer
Production: John Mayer, Steve Jordan
Acclaim: Mayer’s mellow sophomore LP exhibits weedhead-like musings about love, sociopolitics and simply staying afloat (“Gravity” weighs heaviest). Painted with an introspective pen and warm guitar licks, this food for thought platter placed Taylor Swift’s ex amongst the strumming elite.
Peak moment: John begins “Dreaming With a Broken Heart” with a sobering reality check (“When you’re dreaming with a broken heart/Then waking up is the hardest part”).