Hands All Over - Maroon 5
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  • Summary: In 2008, Maroon 5 released a remix album with the help of several different DJs and producers. The group then spent most of the following two years working with a different producer -- famous rock/country-pop architect Robert John "Mutt" Lange -- on Hands All Over, which marked the band's third studio offering of rhythmic, soulful pop songs. Expand
  • Record Label: A&M
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Some of the cuts may not sink their hooks in immediately, but track for track Hands All Over is Maroon 5's best album, capturing their character and craft in a cool, sleek package.
  2. Hands All Over reveals less about who frontman Adam Levine is than did Maroon 5's previous records; too often the songs cleave to opaque generalities.
  3. Really this is lead singer Adam Levine's show. Thus, the band's success lives and dies with his delivery. That delivery remains technically sound, though as a whole, the band underwhelms here.
  4. It's an accomplished record for singer Adam Levine and his faceless group, even if the whole affair sometimes sounds clinical in its approach.
  5. The rude guitar sleaze of Hands All Over, or the cocky glam-stomp in Stutter's verses show a band who are really at their best when they play pop music like the sleazy rockers they clearly are. In Adam Levine's mind, at least.
  6. Hands, competent and studio-sleek as it is, too often begs for a fresher muse.
  7. Hands All Over won't fulfill Levine's ambition to redefine Maroon 5's identity: If anything, it only steers the band further from the potential suggested by their 2002 debut, Songs About Jane.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Dec 27, 2013
    10
    So many good songs, not all can be released as a single. This album has songs that come into your soul.
    "Moves Like Jagger" is on top of the
    world.... Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    To begin with... i some reviews bashing the album, does people should just go jump off a cliff. okay so maybe the album isn't MICHAEL JACKSON GREAT or the second coming of SAJ but it's still a good effort and a good album by maroon 5. even when i heard it for the first time i was like'' okay not what i expected", but then the songs i didn't quite fancy grew onto me. In the end i realized these guys really wanted to try something different and the results aren't that bad. also people are saying the lyrics are pretty lame....i'd say "simple" and sometimes that's not so bad(think apple). All in all maroon 5, hands all over....recommended. favorite songs include: misery, i can't lie, runaway, just a feeling and how. Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2010
    10
    I went to see Maroon 5 when they came to Australia, they sang all of the their hits. The concert went for 2 hours, it was the best. I've been waiting for their new album but I didn't think they could make another album as good as the rest because I liked their older hits so much. I listened to it once and thought it wasn't as good, BUT after 2 to 3 more times I was completely hooked and loved every song. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. and Adam Levine SEXY.....HOT Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2010
    7
    If you've liked the first two cds by Maroon 5, then this cd should be fine. I feel overall it's more of a return to their Songs About Jane sound with a small dose of their last cd thrown in. There is also a couple risky tracks thrown in with the title track "Hands All Over" with its 80's rock feel (Mutt Lange written all over this one) and the country tinted closer "Out Of Goodbyes". Not bad songs in my opinion, but may not appeal to the diehard Maroon fans. Songs like the leadoff single "Misery", "How", and "Just A Feeling" are sure to bring back some "Songs About Jane" nostalgia. All in all, plenty to like here, but nothing that groundbreaking or fresh feeling to me. Still an enjoyable listen overall...7/10 from me. Expand
  5. Sep 24, 2010
    7
    Good one! good sound, good music, still a bit of old maroon 5( to remember old Times)!!! The more you can listen to the cd the more you love it, but there still one thing missing and i don't know if it is the spark that the "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" had. Its a 7 for me. Expand
  6. Sep 24, 2014
    6
    Pretty decent album with a few good songs: "Misery", "Shutter", "Give a Little More", and "Never Gonna Leave This Bed" are just a few of the good ones. The hooks are somewhat decent, production is decent, and the sound is catchy but I feel overall, its missing the kind of creativity that Maroon 5 had when they made "SaJ" and IWBSNL." Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2012
    3
    I think that this album is much better then the new one however not as good as the old one. It has a couple of good songs. It isn't the best album that maroon 5 has ever done but it isn't the worst. Overall, average album with average songs. Expand

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