Overexposed - Maroon 5
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic 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
    70
    It's top-shelf radio sucrose.
  3. 60
    It's when he deviates from the plastic norm that he actually sounds most awkward.
  4. Jun 29, 2012
    60
    Overexposed is rather patchy and its highs are countered by some fairly wretched lows.
  5. 60
    The band's newest album is likely to alienate longtime followers and music snobs alike, but will undoubtedly excite newer fans who embraced their massive smash hit "Moves Like Jagger."
  6. Jun 27, 2012
    60
    Overexposed may not hold together as well as that album [Hands All Over ], but it's sure to keep the audience won over by The X Factor.
  7. Jun 22, 2012
    60
    The hooklines and characteristic high-shine production are there, but don't quite replicate 2011 single Moves Like Jagger's blue-sky charm.
  8. 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.
  9. Jul 10, 2012
    50
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Jun 26, 2012
    40
    It marks the first time Maroon 5 has completely receded into its songs' glossy production.
  12. Jun 22, 2012
    40
    Otherwise every passing second is a vocal battle against a declining attention span, like a clicked finger in the face, forever.
  13. 40
    Maroon 5's sudden decline with the Mutt Lange-produced Hands All Over seems unlikely to be significantly overturned by the lacklustre Overexposed.
  14. The sooner this bunch of plums fade back into obscurity, the better.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 22 out of 50
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    0
    So, is this Maroon 5 or Adam Levine with a backing band? I thought they were a Group? seems like they went pop and forgot that the other members need to play instruments. The album itself is not the Maroon 5 we are used to know and love. One of the Biggest let downs of they year. Full Review »
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    0
    Of course I understand a band needs to adapt and change as they go along. I'm always open to new sounds and experiementation. But only when it is willfully attempted. This just sounds like Timbaland told Adam Levine to do whatever he told him to and to give some royalty checks to the rest of the band so they still feel like they are a part of it. Maroon 5 has changed drastically since their first CD, and unfortunately it's for the worst. Full Review »
  3. Jun 26, 2012
    6
    its a good album with some really great songs but maroon 5 doesn't feel like a band any more, for moments it seems like its just levine doing a solo work Full Review »