1. One More Night
2. Payphone (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
4. Lucky Strike
5. The Man Who Never Lied
6. Love Somebody
8. Fortune Teller
11. Doin\' Dirt
12. Beautiful Goodbye
Adam Levine’s voice is sexy. There is no getting around just how sensual and lusty the sound of Maroon 5 is. Their most recent album, “Overexposed” is the pinnacle of their achievement. The boys have come a long way since their days as Kara’s Flowers singing “Soap Disco.” Their hit single “Payphone” is amazing and incredibly catchy. While most of their songs speak about love, it is not in the cheesy sappy way, but rather with a realistic perspective, looking at the pain and desire that accompany romance.
Some say that an album is only as good as its worst song, in this case meaning that the album is still really good. Maroon 5 did shoot for a different sound on the last two songs of their album, “Wasted Years” and a cover of “Let’s Stay Together” have a big band kind of sound that I do not normally associate with these guys. They pull it off well, but it is not the type of sound that I would seek out Maroon 5 for. Moreover, the beginning of “Wipe Your Eyes” makes you stop and think, “do I really want to listen to this song,” but after the first thirty seconds, you get back to typical Maroon 5 and can literally feel the smooth sexuality coming from your speakers.
In general, “Overexposed” is basically new and improved Maroon 5, with a similar but more refined sound. They play to their strengths mostly, featuring Levine’s voice and delivering romance via sound waves.