RELEASE
2002
LABEL
Octone Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop

Album Review

Maroon 5 have certainly come a long way since their days in the indie outfit Kara's Flowers. After the band's demise in 1999, frontman Adam Levine surrounded himself with New York City's urban hip-hop culture and found a new musical calling. Maroon 5 was born and their debut album, Songs About Jane, illustrates an impressive rebirth. It's groovy in spots, offering bluesy funk on "Shiver" and a catchy, soulful disposition on "Harder to Breathe." "Must Get Out" slows things down with its dreamy lyrical story, and Levine is a vocal dead ringer for Men at Work's Colin Hay. Don't wince -- it works brilliantly. Songs About Jane is love-drunk on what makes Maroon 5 tick as a band. They're not as glossy as the Phantom Planet darlings; they've got grit and a sexy strut, personally and musically. It's much too slick to cross over commercially in 2002, but it's good enough for the pop kids to take notice.
MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Harder to Breathehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fharder-to-breathe%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382418%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  2. This Lovehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthis-love%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382425%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  3. Shiverhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fshiver%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382428%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  4. She Will Be Lovedhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fshe-will-be-loved%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382431%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  5. Tangledhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Ftangled%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382435%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  6. The Sunhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-sun%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382438%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  7. Must Get Outhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmust-get-out%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382441%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  8. Sunday Morninghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsunday-morning%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382444%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  9. Secrethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsecret%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382448%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  10. Through With Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthrough-with-you%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382451%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  11. Not Coming Homehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fnot-coming-home%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382454%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
  12. Sweetest Goodbyehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&u1=EI000000004300000005300010075294&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fsweetest-goodbye%252Fid252382416%253Fi%253D252382457%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143441
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