Album Review: Maroon 5 – “Hands All Over”
September 11, 2010, 5:36 am
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I’ve been a big fan of Maroon 5 ever since Songs About Jane, and have been anticipating this album for a while. I was a bit disappointed with “Misery”, because it sounds too much like older Maroon 5 songs, but still think it’s a good track and was the best choice as a first single. I had hope the the album would be something fresh and innovative from the band, but unfortunately, just like Misery, it sounds like everything they’ve already done. It seems like every album Maroon 5 release is more commercialized and made for radio, instead of being original and different.

There are some good things about the album though. Adam Levine’s voice has clearly grown since the last album, which is evident in songs like “How”, and “Just A Feeling”. Also, although the album might not be as good like the classic “Songs About Jane”, it’s still better then a lot of music that is out today. I commend Maroon 5 for sticking to their style, which is original in itself. I do hope that the band does something different for their next album, because I’m not sure that another album like this would receive any positive reception from the public.

  1. Misery5/10
  2. Give A Little More 5/10
  3. Stutter 6/10
  4. Don’t Know Nothing4/10
  5. Never Gonna Leave This Bed6/10
  6. I Can’t Lie5/10
  7. Hands All Over 3/10
  8. How 7/10
  9. Get Back In My Life 4/10
  10. Just A Feeling6/10
  11. Runaway 5/10
  12. Out of Goodbyes 6/10

Out of all the songs on the album, “How” is definitely the standout track. It has hit potential, and shows growth from past albums. The chorus is epic, and the Adam Levine’s vocals are outstanding. “Stutter” probably has most chance of being a hit after “Misery”, since it has the most catchy chorus on the album. Other standouts are “Just A Feeling”, “Out of Goodbyes”, and “Never Gonna Leave This Bed”.

M.O.G. RATING: 5/10




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I think you’re being really critical about this album. I actually think it’s a lot better than It Won’t Be Soon Before Long.

Comment by idontcare-ish

I just think that they need to be more diverse with their music. This album seems boring too me, because there isn’t any musical growth from the other albums. Songs About Jane was the best album because it is unique and stands out. This album just blends in.

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