10th anniversary edition of their Grammy Award-winning debut album! Featuring "She Will Be Loved," "This Love," & "Harder To Breathe" + a bonus disc with 17 rare and unreleased demos and b-sides + exclusive unreleased video footage of the making of Songs About Jane.
Maroon 5 aren't the first band to fuse R&B and rock, but they certainly are one of the most convincing. One can almost hear Stevie Wonder's beaded braids clattering in time to their deep, funky grooves. At best, the band conjures up latter-day Motown, complete with a shuddering organ and hyperbolic vocals; at worst, they sound like a stylized boy band, with all the attendant close harmonies and dramatic pauses. But despite these musical schisms, Maroon 5 are a thoroughly engaging outfit, thanks to throbbing bass lines, hooky songs, and lead singer Adam Levin's swaggering delivery. --Jaan Uhelszki