Overexposed [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

June 26, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Digital Booklet: Overexposed


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  • Label: A&M / Octone Records
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  • Total Length: 42:10
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B008BYXQJY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Great album... with plenty of good songs.
Laurence L.
Not big on buying CD's ; but I love "One More Night" which is why I bought it and I'm glad I did All the songs are great.
J. Cory
Once again the songs are superbly written as well as the music and voice are perfect for the songs.
Debbie Metcalfe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Christal Navarre on September 11, 2012
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I have been a fan of Maroon 5 since their debut album, which came out when I was in my teens. They were fantastic, catchy without being bubblegum poppy, and sexy without it being forced down your throat. However, with the new success of Adam on The Voice and this new 'pop' album (which please, they've always made a form of pop rock, you are only finally admitting it), I feel like the music is now suffering. This was a good buy for about $3 ($5 but I had free amazon dollars from a previous mp3 purchase) but to be honest I listen to maybe a third of the album.

The Keepers:
One More Night
Lucky Strike
The Man Who Never Lied
Doin' Dirt

This is a far cry from She Will Be Loved, Harder to Breath, and Misery. 4 songs out of 12 that were truly worth it, and the song writing has suffered. I can't even begin to rant about how horrid Payphone is. Mediocrity from a favorite band... I guess not so much a favorite anymore :(
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43 of 60 people found the following review helpful By A fellow with a keyboard on July 3, 2012
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A lot of critical things have been said about this album (see sampling below), but I think the most accurate and important one is this: "On much of the album, Maroon 5 barely sound like a band at all."

That's because Maroon 5 no longer really exists. They are no longer creating their own music. They recognized that all of the current hit music falls under categories like "disco-flavored dance-floor filler" or "dance-pop glitz," and they knew to sell songs they'd need to hire outside help. Who'd they hire? Look up names like Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Shellback, and Benny Blanco--these people are the new "Maroon 5," and they are also Pink and Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson and Usher and Britney Spears and Taio Cruz and Adele and OneRepublic and Gym Class Heroes and Sean Paul and Avril Lavigne and Justin Bieber and Ke$ha and Flo Rida and Pitbull. I'm not making this up--it is a fact that almost all of the music we hear on the radio is created by the same few guys whose names you probably haven't heard.

I think it would be fair to say that the Billboard 100 has never been in such a sad, homogenous state, and I think it would also be fair to say that the release of this album confirms that modern hit music is vapid and soulless--it is little more than brand names selling catchy hooks created by anonymous dance-pop gurus.

Adam Levine himself admits that Overexposed "is definitely our poppiest album yet," and he admits that he has a "love/hate relationship with it." Maybe he'll get back to doing what he loves if we stop buying dance-pop glitz.

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Other things that have been said about this album:

* "Every song sounds as if it was custom made to play behind the montage of someone's 'journey' in a TV talent show.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Trish on April 24, 2013
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I love Maroon 5. I was very excited when this album came out and purchased it without hesitation. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed as I was going through the songs. This album does not even sound like Maroon 5. There are maybe two songs that I think are okay, but the rest of the album is terrible. I'm not sure what happened, they've had great songs on all their other albums. These songs seem like they're more digitized and less instrumental, which is unfortunate because I've always loved the electric guitar sound in their songs. This album was not for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lex Santana on August 14, 2012
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Unless you like the cookie cutter teenie pop songs yo hear 10 times a day on pop stations, you will write maroon 5 off as a "has been " band. It was very disappointing effort for a band that was once a pretty good band. I would rate this album with 0 stars if they let you do this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lyndsay on July 9, 2012
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I listened to this album on repeat for 2 weeks. I loved "Songs about Jane" and while you would be comparing apples and oranges while talking about the two albums, they are similar in the stories the songs tell. The songs are about love and heartache and the heart break and all the darkness inbetween.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 26, 2013
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The irony of titling their new album "Overexposed" must have been lost on Adam Levine and Maroon 5. The album is overproduced, over-compressed and over-just-about-everything. Like so many bands in the current pop zeitgeist, they decided that they needed to conform to current popular production memes, which means having a guest rapper-of-the-moment (Wiz Khalifa, adding bonus profanities to "Payphone"), auto-tune, writer/producers of the now (Max Martin, Ryan Tedder) and multiple other steps that rob the band of any of their previous individual qualities. Take Adam out of the equation, and this would be another generic, over-compressed/produced pop-album.

The saving grace is Adam, who's white-boy soul is on a par with Daryl Hall at this point. Given the material he has to work with, he milks every hook and croon he can. Good numbers like "Lucky Strike," "Lady Killer" and even the obscenity laced "Payphone" stick like rubber cement. I'll make a quick point to say that I'm not a prude, but for a band that seemingly prides itself on their pop craftsmanship, the swearing in "Payphone" and "Tickets" just seems more gratuitous than effective, like the band has to prove how hard they are. But when you're capable of making really good light funk that hits its groove like "Fortune Teller" and "Doin' Dirt," you don't need to prove you're anything but a great pop band.

Which is what, ultimately, Maroon 5 is. "Overexposed" hits all its marks seemingly without effort, with craftsmanship that most any other band would sell their bubblegum machines for. Adam's unique voice gives the band enough identity to cut through the generic sounding production here, and when they horn-pump Prince's slinky "Kiss" (a bonus track on the deluxe version), they demonstrate that they're above the cookie-cutter sound that plagues this album.
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