Maroon 5 - Overexposed

Maroon 5 - Overexposed
CRITIC SCORE
55
Based on 9 reviews
2012 Rank: #755 / 797
USER SCORE
48
Based on
27 ratings

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70
Rolling Stone

It takes chutzpah for a band to call its fourth album Overexposed, especially when the singer has spent most of the past year zinger-slinging in a comfy red chair on The Voice. You can hear that chutzpah in the blinged-up disco sheen of Maroon 5's new LP, which is why it's their best yet.

60
AllMusic

They've bent with the times instead of attempting to have the fashion follow them, which may be a wise move after the general disregard paid to Hands All Over -- Overexposed may not hold together as well as that album, but it's sure to keep the audience won over by The Voice.

60
musicOMH

Overexposed is rather patchy and its highs are countered by some fairly wretched lows.

60
American Songwriter

Love it or hate it, Overexposed sounds ultra-contemporary and is spilling over the brim with plenty of infectious hooks and potential hits (including lead single “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa) for today’s beat oriented downloading musical culture.

50
NME
Why are Maroon 5 still around? Because they love a good hook more than they love any of their old Prince or Police records. Plus, they’ve got the smarts to moo-oo-oo-oove with the times.
50
PopMatters

No, 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.

40
Spin
No hard stuff, no sleepy elevator music, just plaintive vulnerability stripped of potential turn-offs...and -ons.
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User Reviews
dyelir
1
I can solidly rate this a one. It's so surprising to me that Maroon 5, a hook-driven band could make their choruses sound so unbearable. The album is definitely top-heavy, with all the singles in the first half of the album. No need to listen to the rest, if you even made it through the first six songs. This is the best example of radio-ready pop songs with zero lasting value. It's so disappointing to see Maroon 5 in the position they are after this album.
asjklas
40
Besides the lucky four singles, let's be honest: who else remembers this album? At least it has the truest title in Maroon 5's career. It's most certainly 'Overexposed' and completely corrupts the image we're force fed that Maroon 5 isn't just Adam Levine—shocking, huh?

Max Martin and Shellback's overly glossed up electro-hooks and not only are the actual members of Maroon 5 virtually absent during the production, Levine's Auto-Tune has been dressed up to the max—no, it's not ... read more
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June 26, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
A&M / Label
Pop / Genres
www.maroon5.com / Website
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Track List
  1. One More Night 
  2. Payphone 
  3. Daylight 
  4. Lucky Strike 
  5. The Man Who Never Lied 
  6. Love Somebody 
  7. Ladykiller 
  8. Fortune Teller 
  9. Sad 
  10. Tickets 
  11. Doin' Dirt 
  12. Beautiful Goodbye 
  13. Wipe Your Eyes 
  14. Wasted Years 
  15. Kiss
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Added on: June 28, 2012