Maroon 5 - Overexposed
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Based on 10 reviews
2012 Ratings: #910 / 1018
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Based on 183 ratings
2012 Ratings: #403
June 26, 2012 / Release Date
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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.


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.


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

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.

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.

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.

No hard stuff, no sleepy elevator music, just plaintive vulnerability stripped of potential turn-offs...and -ons.

I mean I think this record has more mountains of quality than valleys. I still feel like they’re making music for the heart of it, and not just for the money and as make them out to do.

Color: Green
FAV TRACKS: One More Night, Daylight, Lucky Strike, Let’s Stay Together, Payphone, Love Somebody
LEAST FAV: Ladykiller, Beautiful Goodbye, Tickets
Is it formulaic and safe pop rock? Yes. Is it mainstream and commercialized as hell? Yes. Does it present anything innovative or experimental? No. Does it have some catchy tracks? Absolutely. Is it nostalgic? Absolutely. Am I going to give it a high score? Maybe. Do I care that it has a user score of 46? No. Do I like Maroon 5? Not really. Do I jump on their hate bandwagon? Not often.
Horrid excuse of an album, pretty much the biggest sign that Maroon 5 were fucking doomed lmao
im a horrible person for kinda liking it lol
One More Night 5.4πŸ’›

Payphone 10.0πŸ’š

Daylight 7.8πŸ’š

Lucky Strike 5.3πŸ’›

The Man Who Never Lied 4.9πŸ’›

Love Somebody 6.3πŸ’š

Ladykiller 4.7πŸ’›

Fortune Teller 5.9πŸ’›

Sad 6.6πŸ’š

Tickets 3.9❀

Doin' Dirt 5.0πŸ’›

Beautiful Goodbye 5.7πŸ’›

Wipe Your Eyes 5.6πŸ’›

Wasted Years 4.5πŸ’›

Let's Stay Together 5.5πŸ’›

Nota Final:55πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›(Meh)
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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