Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2012 | Adam Levine | Christina Aguilera | Maroon 5 | Overexposed | Reviews | Wiz Khalifa

maroon5Maroon 5 and frontman Adam Levine are certainly not complaining about overexposure. The California rockers became ubiquitous last year with their worldwide smash “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera, and Levine’s prime-time presence as a judge on The Voice. Now the band is embracing its new pop-centric profile. “We’ve decided to stay on that path,” says Levine. “We tapped into something really special.”

            Maroon 5’s fourth studio album abandons the last vestiges of the group’s soft-rock past in favor of an unabashedly dance-friendly sound. Working with hitmakers like Britney Spears songwriter Max Martin, the band follows the “Jagger” grooves with songs like “Lucky Strike,” “Doin’ Dirt” and “The Man Who Never Lied.” The high-energy approach is working: the track “Payphone,” which blends Levine’s falsetto vocals with Wiz Khalifa’s rapid-fire rap, is already a major hit. Despite one token piano ballad, the bittersweet “Sad,” Maroon 5’s latest moves are decidedly and irresistibly upbeat.



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
 

Reviews

News image

Shakira - Shakira

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 28 March 2014

The world’s hottest Hispanic star has a full plate outside of music: along with running her educational foundation, she regularly meets with global leaders and gives talks to Harvard and...

News image

Blondie - Ghosts of Download

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 28 March 2014

One way or another, Blondie was bound to succeed. Fronted by Marilyn Monroe-lookalike Debbie Harry, the band topped the charts throughout the late 1970s and early ’80s with hits like...

News image

Various artists - Django Unchained

2013 | Administrator | Friday, 1 February 2013

Music always rules in Quentin Tarantino movies—remember John Travolta and Uma Thurman dancing to Chuck Berry in Pulp Fiction? The director’s latest is no exception, featuring funk from James Brown,...

News image

Sarah McLachlan- Shine On

2014 | Administrator | Monday, 19 May 2014

McLachlan’s enjoyed many milestones, winning three Grammys, eight Junos and selling over 40 million albums. She created Lilith Fair, an outreach program for inner-city kids and is mother to two...

Features

News image

Hey Rosetta! - Literary songwriting worth yelling about

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Baker has a problem. As frontman for Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, one of Canada’s fastest-rising, hardest-working bands, he is touring for nine months of the...

News image

Great Lake Swimmers' new energy

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 3 June 2012

For Tony Dekker, recording—like real estate—is all about location. The Great Lake Swimmers frontman has made a habit of working in unusual settings, beginning with...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

News image

Kobo Town

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far...