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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'sIn 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
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  • Record Label: A&M
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Misery
Oh-yeah, oh-yeah So scared of breaking it that you won't let it bend And I wrote two hundred letters I will never send Sometimes these cuts are so... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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. 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.
  5. It's an accomplished record for singer Adam Levine and his faceless group, even if the whole affair sometimes sounds clinical in its approach.
  6. Hands, competent and studio-sleek as it is, too often begs for a fresher muse.
  7. It's hard to imagine how Hands All Over could have been any more underwhelming. In truth the only exceptional thing about it is just how average it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  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
    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....
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  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 JACKSONTo 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. Sep 26, 2010
    9
    I don't usually like this style of music, as I slant more towards harder rock and alt, but these songs are really good! I really like theI don't usually like this style of music, as I slant more towards harder rock and alt, but these songs are really good! I really like the melody and tempo, and love songs without syrupy feel. I usually expect a few duds as I get deeper into an album, but there really isn't a bad song here. Recommended! 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 JaneIf 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. Nov 12, 2017
    7
    This album is one of Maroon 5's most versatile offerings but this does not mean it's their best. Moves Like Jagger is a FANTASTIC song, butThis album is one of Maroon 5's most versatile offerings but this does not mean it's their best. Moves Like Jagger is a FANTASTIC song, but there are not a ton of songs on the album where you can say the same. There are a few catchy beats but overall this album is only decent for it's time. 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 thePretty 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. Oct 21, 2012
    3
    Tracks like "Misery" remind me of the good stuff from "It Won't Be Soon Before Long", but most of "Hands All Over" is comprised of genericTracks like "Misery" remind me of the good stuff from "It Won't Be Soon Before Long", but most of "Hands All Over" is comprised of generic hooks, (only) decent vocals, and repetitive song structuring throughout the album. Expand

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