Maroon 5 - JORDI
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2021 Ratings: #736 / 736
User Score
Based on 569 ratings
2021 Ratings: #1059
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June 11, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope, 222 / Label
Pop / Genres
www.maroon5.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
NME

Often ‘Jordi’ ends up sounding like the confusing city centre all-you-can-eat buffets that attempt to serve up nearly every kind of cuisine imaginable.

60
AllMusic
Levine and company aren't the focus here, they're the connective tissue on a softly amorphous album that sounds entirely like latter-day Maroon 5 without ever quite seeming to belong to them.
50
Clash

Continual evolutions has pushed them away from their roots, feeling less like a band and more like a committee, marking out different strategies without truly owning one themselves.

50
Rolling Stone

Whether it’s trying to be light, serious, or somewhere in the middle, Jordi can only get it done in half-measures.

47
Pitchfork

Maroon 5’s seventh album sets out to experiment beyond their comfort zone. It sounds like a band trying desperately to appeal to as many markets as possible.

40
The Independent

There’s something fascinating about the way Maroon 5’s music continues to slither into the charts. In a way it’s representative of Maroon 5 themselves: ubiquitous, but irrelevant.

40
Evening Standard

Auto-Tuned vocals and a long parade of big name guest vocalists make this sound like a band without clear identity.

40
The Guardian

It’s booming business as usual: success by dint of giving people exactly what they expect, that makes you wonder whether people should expect more from pop.

30
The Young Folks

Contrary to what Levine says here, Jordi doesn’t feel like a musical challenge. It doesn’t feel like great music that will stand the test of time. It feels like an album that is riding in the slipstream of what is popular right now.

29
Paste
On JORDI, Maroon 5 present the apocalypse of true mediocrity—a flaccid smattering of pop trends that have long since passed and melodies so transparently halfhearted, it barely sounds like a person even made them.
20
The Arts Desk

In some senses the emptiness of it all is genuinely harrowing – almost impressively so: the sort of thing that JG Ballard-loving avant gardists strain to articulate. But mainly it’s just not very good.

20
Sputnikmusic

Now, you don't need me to tell you this album is terrible for you to know that it is, which is a testament to Maroon 5's ineptitude for the past decade. Even while keeping that in mind, this is worse than whatever you're imagining. Let that sink in for a moment, then continue reading.

15
Spectrum Culture

Another in a line of Maroon 5’s creative bankruptcy despite being dedicated to their late manager, JORDI barely feels like an album; It sounds more like a financial scheme dressed up as heartless pop.

BradTasteMusic
12

That juice world feature was so fucking tasteless and disconnected from reality. Like you are really going to have a line about him talking about death in his feature and just say "fuck it?"

Not a single good song. Lifeless project watered down to purely nothing. Maroon 5 use features like augments to songs. They buy the feature, water them down so mom's can recognize them and say "oh my kid says they are cool" and it breaks my soul.

BaddieBaphomet
10

The new Maroon 5 album “JORDI” sucks.

It doesn’t offend me, upset me, frustrate me, anger me, or anything like that - the only reaction I get from Maroon 5 is a hard eye roll and the phrase “this sucks.” There’s really no critique or clever insight or deep analysis that’s needed to get to properly review this album. That probably comes across like a base level, immature, shallow take, but there’s no other real description that comes to mind when ... read more

Musicnerdd
0

And still linkin park gets more hate than this guys

Maroon 5's new lp "jordi" is a complete disaster (how surprising). This is not even funny anymore. The amount of cringiness and horrible vocals and lyrics is offensive like they're literally mocking their fans.

P.S. : hey adam here's a pencil. Go home, write some shit, and don't come back until something dope hits you. Fuck it, you can take the mic home with you 🎤

NR

I don't think this is a bad album. I don't believe this is their best project but I would not say it is terrible. There were good songs on the record and a couple of bad ones, tracks like Lost can get repetitive but not a bad song. I do think this album has way too many features on it 7/12 songs have a featuring on it. I believe they have been making music for money since their 4th record Overexposed. Their last record Red Pill Blues I thought was ok I didn't love it but I didn't hate it ... read more

10

Impossible. They got worse. If I here another second of “mEMoRies bRiNg bAck MEmOriEs bRInG BacK yOU” I’m gonna break.

9

I remember when Maroon 5’s music sounded sugary, now it just sounds like spraying Febreze instead of hiring janitors in a high school bathroom.

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Track List

1Beautiful Mistakes
3:47
45
2Lost
2:52
44
3Echo
2:58
feat. blackbear
32
4Lovesick
3:05
37
5Remedy
2:29
34
6Seasons
2:48
25
7One Light
3:34
feat. Bantu
28
8Convince Me Otherwise
3:07
with H.E.R.
41
9Nobody's Love
3:31
38
10Can't Leave You Alone
3:16
28
11Memories
3:09
14
12Memories (Remix)
3:09
33
Total Length: 37 minutes
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Added on: April 29, 2021