Take a large helping of Jason Mraz, a splash of Hoobastank, and a pinch of John Mayer and you have the sound of Ryan Cabrera, the 21-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist who garnered attention from dorm rooms across the country with his 2001 self-produced, independently released album Elm Street. Cabrera now makes his mainstream music debut with Take It All Away, a pop rock offering with lots of commercial appeal.

The 11 acoustic guitar-driven tracks produced by Cabrera and the Goo Goo Dolls’ Johnny Rzeznik are simple, straight-forward songs with the most memorable choruses found on the first radio single, "On the Way Down," as well as the catchy "40 Kinds of Sadness." "True" is the typical vocal-showcasing ballad, while "Let’s Take Our Time" bounds along on a Ben Folds-esque piano line.

Already with a fan base that spans around the globe, Take It All Away is the album to jumpstart a very successful career for Ryan Cabrera.

Grade: B

Take It All Away is currently available.