Sunday, September 12, 2010
Three years after their last album, "It won't be soon before long", Maroon 5 returns to the music scene with a brand new album entitled "Hands all over". After giving it a few listenings, I have to say I'm not amused by their new music. I was expecting much more from them after a long hiatus, and, except for a few exceptions, it seems as if the band has delivered a collection of boring and uninspired songs which is clearly a departure from previous efforts. The first single "Misery" was a premonition, an enjoyable fun song which failed to add something new to the mix. It completely felt like a dismissed song from their previous album.
The second single, "Give a little more", was however far more enjoyable and catchy which I thought the rest of the album would be. You would expect more from Robert Lange (Foreigner, AC/DC), who produced the record, but instead of pushing the sound of the group into new territory by the end of the album you seem to have listened to the same monotonous songs over and over again. Besides, the few times he ventures the band into a new sound, ("Hands all over", "No Curtain Call", "Out of Goodbyes") it fails to capture our attention. I was also expecting so much more from the Lady Antebellum collaboration, but it ended the album on such a weak note.
The good part? There still seems to be hope for Maroon 5 as they can still pull out some great songs such as "Stutter", "I can't lie" or the melodic "Never gonna leave this bed" which definitely has single potential. Of course, the deluxe edition comes with some great bonus tracks, specially the excellent cover of Alicia Keys "If I ain´t got you" where Levine delivers some impressive vocals and the acoustic version of "Never gonna leave this bed" which should have been on the regular album. All in all, a forgettable record which makes me want to hold on to my copy of the "Songs about Jane" album to remind me why I loved this band so much in the first place.
Outstanding tracks: "Give a little more", "Stutter", "Never gonna leave this bed", "I can`t lie" and bonus track "If I ain´t got you".
Listen to my favourite track on the album, "Never gonna leave this bed" below! Are you into Maroon 5's new record?
Publicado por Tanausú Vilches en 2:19 PM