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Waiting for My Rocket to Come

Jason MrazAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)

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listen  6. Sleep All Day 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Too Much Food 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Absolutely Zero 5:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. On Love, In Sadness 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
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We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things. comes six years after Jason Mraz saw his major label debut, Waiting for My Rocket to Come explode off the success of such hits as “Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “You & I Both” and “Curbside Prophet.” Shortly thereafter, he returned with his Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed Mr. A-Z, which continued his chart ... Read more in Amazon's Jason Mraz Store

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  • Audio CD (October 15, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • ASIN: B00006LERH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,253 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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133 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. April 26, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD on the strength of "The Remedy," which I'd heard numerous times on the radio and which eventually grew on me. I didn't expect to be completely blown away by the full album, but I am. This CD dabbles in a wide variety of styles--acoustic, 70s, hip-hop, a calypso sound--but it still feels cohesive to me, probably because the lyrics are uniformly terrific throughout. What might not be immediately apparent from "The Remedy" is how beautiful Mraz's voice can be--this is especially evident on the very first track, "You and I Both." A lot of people are comparing this CD to "Room for Squares," which surprises me a bit. Some of these songs are similar to John Mayer's, I guess ("Sleep All Day" comes to mind), but Jason Mraz plays around with different styles a lot more, and has a better voice. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of John Mayer, but this is the superior CD. Give it a few spins, and see how it works its way into your consciousness.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Lovin' It After All This Time! January 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I bought Jason Mraz's album "Waiting For My Rocket to Come", back in March and as the summer came about with radio rotation and album sales increasing I was glad to see his deserved commercial breakthrough. "The Remedy" entered the charts suddenly and by summer's end reached the Top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100 and "Rocket" started selling well, eventually peaking at #55 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. However, the LP went down in sales quickly thereafter and did not achieve the chart longevity it deserves. Despite the recent launch of a second single, "You and I Both," and an accompanying video, the album's success has stalled due to scant airplay, even though the new single is just as radio-friendly as "The Remedy".

In fact, the album has quite a few potential hit singles to spare. "Sleep All Day", with an addictive hook, is comprised of vivid, touching lyrics that reveal Mraz's innermost sentiments toward his father. (No way he said take it/Take it and don't break it/With your own two hands/That was my old man and he said if all/All is grounded you should go make a mountain out of it.)

Also good listens are the reggae-infused "I'll Do Anything", the hilarious "Too Much Food", the autobiographical play-on-words "Curbside Prophet" and the impressive end-of-summer sentiment of "Who Needs Shelter?". The intonation of Mraz's vocals and the simple, laid-back arrangements of the track fuse, maximizing its impact on the listener with a wistful, bittersweet sensation, one-hundred percent in accord with the lyrics. (Who needs shelter from the sun?/Not me, no not anyone/I'd sleep it all away/But the sun won't let me/I'd miss those lovely days of summer/Good-day sunlight/I'd like to say how truly bright you are/You don't know me but I know you/You're my favorite.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A phenomenal debut, but... November 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Taken on its own merits, this is a great album. It's energetic and exciting, it switches styles without seeming disjointed, and it exhibits the skills of a fantastic new vocalist and songwriter. "The Remedy", overplayed on every Boston station by now, really has a fantastic hook and a strong melodic line. "You and I Both" is a dizzying vocal effort, and other tracks standout as well -- "Sleep All Day", "No Stopping Us", have a great good-time feel and amazing vocals. The lyrics could be stronger, but they are still compelling.
However, there is a caveat - unbelieveable as it may seem, I know that Jason can do better. I've seen two live shows, and while I was happy with this album, i was BLOWN AWAY by his live shows. He has such command and presence, such a powerful and creative voice, and some fantastic musical and instrumental ideas. Unfortunately, the record label packaged all of his songs into the pop/rock mold and out came "Waiting For My Rocket To Come". If Jason gets enough respect and recognition to be able to produce professional recorded music on his own terms, then we will be in for a real treat.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Fish Out of Water December 7, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I guess it all depends on what you're looking for in an album. It's highly evident that this kid has got an amazing voice. His lyrics are fun and original, in every song I've heard, and the rhythm and bounce of this album is infectious. That said, Mraz's full talent can never be conveyed in a commercially saturated album like "Waiting for My Rocket to Come."
If you'd like to hear Jason Mraz at his finest, pick up anything he's done live. His shows are not hard to find, using the proper search engine. Essentially you've got an acoustic guitar, latin percussion, and bass guitar lighting a tavern on fire! Like any other REALLY GOOD musician, Jason Mraz truly shines on stage....especially in intimate, smaller, coffee-shop type venues. To me it seems obvious that he's like a fish out of water on this album, almost like he's being forced into a studio against his will to sing along to tracks that have already been chosen for him to sing to, stunting his amazing musicianship. Still, you really can't go wrong in buying this album. It's infinitely better than most of the other garbage being played on local radio today.
If you've already heard this album and liked what you hear, check him out live. You'll be dumbfounded at the talent bottled up inside this guy. I've not heard scatting like that since Mel Torme.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I thought I was buying Will Smiths "Willenium" album. This was good...
I wass looking for some good "turn of the millennium" tunes so I hopped on A to the Z (that's what I call Amazon. Because it starts with an A and has a Z in the middle. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Peter R. Gerasia
5.0 out of 5 stars Go to that happy place
Jason Mraz has the ability to open the mind and alter the mood. There is never a day so gray that a spin of Mraz music won't turn skies a brighter blue. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Flora
5.0 out of 5 stars Jason Mraz's You Rock!
Hard work and Love, Passion and sharing are the best qualities you speak of in your tunes!
We appreciate your heart and soul drive and recaps. Keep it up! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claire C. Conlon
5.0 out of 5 stars great
bought it as a gift for my wife and we both enjoyed it. sounds great. Jason mraz is most definitely a great entertainer.
Published 5 months ago by biggdawg
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good Mraz album
The fun and mirthful style that Jason Mraz has become famous for. Matches well with style of Colbie Cadillac. Lots of songs for the money.
Published 7 months ago by Sancho
5.0 out of 5 stars Mraz at his best
Not a new cd, but a classic. So fun to try to keep up with Mraz as the lyrics fold and bend around the catchy tunes.
Published 8 months ago by Leslie Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars jason mraz
I love the guy, great singer, great songs and seems like a good guy. This is cd is just awesome like everything else he does.
Published 11 months ago by joao c.
3.0 out of 5 stars I love Jason Mraz, but...
I was not impressed with this album. I realize it is an earlier one but I like his style now. This earlier one isn't quite as upbeat/moving/fun/witty/etc. as his current albums.
Published 12 months ago by Zeus
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Stupendous
Being able to capture and analyze emotions in a plethora of musical forms, all of which holds the distinctive sound of Jason Mraz, continues to amaze and enchant me.
Published 14 months ago by datinhannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Mraz
One of the best sounding CDs out there. Not a chart topper artist but he has a loyal fan following.
Published 15 months ago by Jrock
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