Maroon 5’s fourth studio album, Overexposed, was released today to some mixed reviews. Fans of their first album Songs About Jane have argued M5 has changed, which is definitely true. The alt-rock sounds which came from their first two albums has all but disappeared on this album, leaving behind a poppy mix. If they aren’t overexposed now, they definitely will be soon.
Although it is an M5 album, it appears that it could have been a solo venture from Adam Levine, because so much seems to be focused on him and no one else.
Love Somebody is one of their most pop-influenced songs which fades into the background on this album with so many strong points.
With Sad being the only piano ballad of the album, we get great vocals from Levine but not much in the way of lyrics. Although as a whole it’s good, the line “I’m so sad” isn’t the kind of thing we should be getting from M5 or Levine.
Tickets is the pick me up song in the second half which powers us through until the end. With another fun song that allows everyone to sing along, this album has many hits ready to be overexposed.
In general this album has the ups and downs of many pop albums we see now. M5’s departure from their rock roots has left many with a sour taste in their mouths, but I see it as an experiment that has seemed to go pretty well so far.
- The Man Who Never Lied
- Beautiful Goodbye
What were your favourite songs? What did you think of Overexposed?