16 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Maroon 5 is a pop-rock band and proud of it. On Overexposed, it embraces the genre's versatility, collaborating with artists from a broad spectrum of sounds. Pittsburgh’s hometown hero Wiz Khalifa raps about envious scrubs who hate on his success—a stark contrast to Adam Levine’s romantic take on the idea of ringing up the object of his desire on “Payphone.” Maroon 5 also joins forces with Max Martin, Benny Blanco, and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Maroon 5 is a pop-rock band and proud of it. On Overexposed, it embraces the genre's versatility, collaborating with artists from a broad spectrum of sounds. Pittsburgh’s hometown hero Wiz Khalifa raps about envious scrubs who hate on his success—a stark contrast to Adam Levine’s romantic take on the idea of ringing up the object of his desire on “Payphone.” Maroon 5 also joins forces with Max Martin, Benny Blanco, and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
5.9K Ratings

5.9K Ratings

Broken Headphones ,

I'M TORN...

I've always been a huge Maroon 5 fan, but even I have to admit that their unique sound just hasn't been the same ever since "Moves Like Jagger" became a #1 smash hit last summer. Now, it seems as if the catchy guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics of "Songs About Jane" and "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" have been virtually replaced by generic dance-pop beats and uninspired verses. With the exceptions of "Payphone", "One More Night", and "Wipe Your Eyes", nothing on this album feels like something the band would write, let alone record in the studio. They all sound like overly produced, club-friendly techno tracks you'd expect to hear from a group like Cobra Starship. The funk-rock quality of Maroon 5's previous work seems to have disappeared almost completely, and it's really a shame. Let's just hope that Adam and the guys don't stick with this sound for the rest of their music career 'cause this isn't the right direction for them.

Amber83Deuces1027 ,

Fan forever

I have loved Maroon 5 since day 1. People are complaining they have followed suit of other groups and sold out. I think they continue to grow as a group and their choices show diversity. I will always be a huge fan--keep it up guys!

Ems1333 ,

Comepletely sold out

They've lost their uniqueness and creativity completely. "Overexposed" doesn't sound like Maroon 5 in the slightest. They're just like every other popular band out there now. It's truly depressing. I was a big fan of theirs until this album.
I absolutely loved their "Songs About Jane" and even parts of "Hands All Over" because everything seemed so heartfelt and just...them. There was no band out there like Maroon 5. I can't say that about them now. I've lost all repect for them as musicians.
The only fans they have now are mainstreamers who will take in anything that is fed to them as long as it's popular.

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