Overexposed - Maroon 5
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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio album for the rock pop band led by Adam Levine includes production from Benny Blanco, Max Martin, J.R. Rotem, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, Brian West, and a guest appearance by rapper Wiz Khalifa.
  • Record Label: A&M
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. While not every song is up to a "Moves Like Jagger" or "Payphone" standard hook-wise, the co-writers and producers never stopped breaking into new grounds for the band throughout the record.
  2. Jun 26, 2012
    It's top-shelf radio sucrose.
  3. 60
    It's when he deviates from the plastic norm that he actually sounds most awkward.
  4. 58
    On much of the album, which never quite finds a balance between rock grit and dance-pop glitz, Maroon 5 barely sound like a band at all.
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    Overexposed is not a great album, but that doesn't mean it's not interesting. What we're hearing is the band actually learning to have fun again, and with any luck, they'll only get better from here.
  6. 50
    'Sad' is an Adele-apeing weepie, 'Payphone' has a guest rap from Wiz Khalifa, and both 'Lucky Strike' and 'Fortune Teller' feature cod-dubstep breakdowns.
  7. The sooner this bunch of plums fade back into obscurity, the better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 22 out of 50
  1. Dec 27, 2013
    The songs are really "sticky", make you move your head and even dance. This album has everything, extremely varied. Love Somebody, songs with rhythm So sad songs as "Sad" Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2012
    So many good songs with great hooks, if they are to listened separately. As a whole, the album is boring and repetitive, and how far away Maroon 5 has gone from their root is a bit repulsive. That being said, I can jam to many of the tracks, and that's enough to make me love this album. Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2013
    This album has a lot of good stuff on it. The first 6 tracks are all very noteworthy. While I think some tracks could be better, the overall quality isnt that bad. Expand
  4. Sep 9, 2012
    The fourth album from Maroon 5 as Maroon 5, Overexposed album is a true summer with success Payphone and One More Night. It's well-crafted pop with touches of rock (Lucky Strike). Adam Levine, the singer, has accustomed us to his voice can become very acute tanning in the long run. Level of melodies is ''original'' but repetitive. There are atmospheric pieces like The Man Never Lied!, More techno Love Somebody. From my point of view it is a copy of Summer Hands All Over. From the fifth song we toured the album and rhythms that are always the same, as in the song Daylight The Man Never Lied! Lucky Strike and it looked like the same song. Ladykiller and there were atrocious guitar riff, this is an album that I listen again!! Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2012
    Maroon 5 was one of my favourite rock-bands, but all I hear on this album is pop. They didn't have to change, but it was obvious that "Overexposed" won't be another great album. After "Hands all over" which was great, this is an unexpected disappointment. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. maroon 5 is dead......................................................................R.I.P.................................................................. Expand
  7. Jul 13, 2012
    I tried not to get mad. I guess you can't trust releases even if they are NEW. This album is so commercial, i found myself waiting for the show to come back on. Oh wait.... Expand

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