Maroon 5 - V
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2014 Ratings: #787 / 845
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2014 Ratings: #405
September 2, 2014 / Release Date
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222, Interscope / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Billboard

A close listen to fifth album V reveals that their foundation has not been removed.

80
Rolling Stone

It's hard to care about any shortcomings when the tunes are as masterfully crisp as they are on much of V.

70
AllMusic

The best moments on V are when Maroon 5 embrace the tuneful, slightly soulful adult contemporary pop band they've always been.

58
A.V. Club

Every song clocks right in that radio sweet spot between three and four minutes, and nearly all of them go down like candy, but collectively the final product is an album with all the surprise and individuality of a Now That’s What I Call Music compilation.

50
PopMatters

As far as lightweight, easy-listening charts pop goes, V doesn’t totally offend the sensibilities, and that’s surely more than can be said about some of Maroon 5’s overly pandering, less exploratory “pop-rock” peers.

50
Entertainment Weekly

On V, Levine’s song-crafting skills don’t live up to his ability to work a crowd.

40
The Guardian

A series of precision-tooled pop songs constructed with the help of some top-level mechanics.

Plats
27
Ok. Now they just need to stop. Like, please. This cleverly-titled fifth album, “V” contains some if the most soulless, poorly-written and unbearable tunes of the decade.

Fav Tracks: Maps, It Was Always You, Leaving California

Least Fav Tracks: Sugar, Unkiss Me, Feelings, Animals, My Heart Is Open

Score:
2.7
Awful
Chimecha
NR
They got it right.
goncalocouto
66
✅ Maps | Animals | In Your Pocket
notbuzzzila
40
A little less dumb since they take themselves less seriously but still preeeeetty dumb
petetheman
30
It's okay, I guess. I added 5 points for "Lost Star" on the deluxe version. That song "Sugar" is super annoying though, the fact that it has been played everywhere.
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MISC LISTS

#4/Rolling Stone (Pop)

Track List

  1. Maps
  2. Animals
  3. It Was Always You
  4. Unkiss Me
  5. Sugar 
  6. Leaving California
  7. In Your Pocket 
  8. New Love
  9. Coming Back For You
  10. Feelings
  11. My Heart Is Open [feat. Gwen Stefani]
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