Red Pill Blues

Maroon 5 - Red Pill Blues
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Ratings: #716 / 725
User Score
Based on 174 ratings
2017 Ratings: #773
November 3, 2017 / Release Date
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222, Interscope / Label
Electropop, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Entertainment Weekly

The R&B- and funk-laden Blues, their best and most cohesive set of the decade, is actually worth some appointment listening.

70
AllMusic

Taken on its own musical terms, Red Pill Blues is a sleek, assured affair, one that sustains a seductive neon-streaked mood from beginning to end.

70
Rolling Stone
On the sixth M5 LP, Adam Levine nuances a role he plays well: the Top 40 old-soul navigating whatever the pop-music moment throws his way.
60
The Guardian

Singer Adam Levine has said this is the group’s R&B album, and so it is, though not in any remotely experimental way: superstar rap guest spots can’t disrupt the torpor that too often becomes a default setting.

48
Pitchfork

It’s this utter lack of libido that ends up making Red Pill Blues so difficult to even finish.

40
The Independent

Moments after hearing “Best 4 You”, with its slimline groove and sleek falsetto chorus, I can’t remember a trace of its melody or theme: it was just there, and then not there. It’s an experience repeated throughout Red Pill Blues.

40
Slant Magazine

Red Pill Blues has moments that recall other, superior pop music—including the group's own 2002 debut, Songs About Jane—but it's still a latter-day Maroon 5 album, which means it also has more than its share of bland, underachieving grist for suburban shopping centers and “rhythmic pop” radio.

20
The Skinny

With Red Pill Blues Levine and co have managed to produce an album that is uninteresting and unexciting; at best this is background music, to be listened to on very, very low volume, or even better, not at all.

itsyahboinoah
24
The artwork of this album sums up the whole project itself.....
davidlopess97
18
And the award for the worst artwork this year goes to...
Plats
20
Adam Levine, why do we have to fear
Your absurdly big ego and bad career?
Stop producing such generic songs,
Please just stop, just right your wrongs!

Fucking hell this is only gonna get worse and worse, isn’t it! The rap features are horrible, the production is trendy trash and I just can’t take Adam Levine seriously anymore.

Fav Tracks: Closure, Wait

Least Fav Tracks: Girls Like You, What Lovers Do, Whiskey, Who I Am, Bet My Heart

Score:
2
Adam Levine

Holy shit poople stank ... read more
lemuriams
50
Maroon 5 always sounded great, but their music never meant anything more than TOP 10 US BILLBOARD YOUTUBE 500.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000 and stupid videos for kids.

THE COVER PHOTO SUCKS SO MUCH.

Best track on album is Wait.

Adam, do you remember Heard 'Em Say?
Muhammad231299
15
Music: 30
Artwork:0
Overall:15
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Track List

  1. Best 4 You
  2. What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)
  3. Wait
  4. Lips On You
  5. Bet My Heart
  6. Help Me Out
  7. Who I Am (feat. LunchMoney Lewis)
  8. Whiskey (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  9. Girls Like You
  10. Closure
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