Maroon 5 - V
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2014 Ratings: #942 / 995
User Score
Based on 314 ratings
2014 Ratings: #360
Liked by 10 people
September 2, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
222, Interscope / Label
Pop Rock, Pop / Genres
www.maroon5.com / Website
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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.

TehSniper_143
35
While on "V", the highs on here are miles higher than most highs on "Overexposed", the lows are arguably slightly worse than the lows on "Overexposed". There are some actually amazing songs on here, cuts like "Maps" and "Sugar" come to mind. However, there are a lot of duds on here of just shitty pop music, with honestly some of the worst performances from Adam in a long time. One of the worst offenders of this is "Animals", which has ... read more
Flamingooooo
10
This is so fucking awful
reptilia0000
15
I'm sitting here wondering how after this Maroon 5 still gets worse

Right, so, after going back to "Sugar" from this album, since it seems to be that one song of mine that I'm embarrassed about liking it but I still do, I started feeling the need to check out the rest of the album, you know, to see if it was as bad as many people made it out to be.

And yeah, it's downright atrocious, I mean, I can at least mention that it isn't all that much about quality for me, even when the songs ... read more
TheCarioca
31
Maps - 5/5 ❤
Animals - 1/5
It Was Always You - 3/5
Unkiss Me - 0/5 ☢
Sugar - 2/5
Leaving California - 0/5 ☢
In Your Pocket - 0/5 ☢
New Love - 3/5
Coming Back For You - 2/5
Feelings - -1/5 ☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢☢
My Heart Is Open [feat. Gwen Stefani] - 3/5
This Summer - 2/5
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
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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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Added on: May 20, 2014