With Maroon 5 heading out for their next big tour this Summer, I thought I might go through and rank their albums from Worst to First. With a span of 6 albums over 16 years, they have put out some great albums and a couple not so great ones. I am going to keep this strictly to Maroon 5’s studio albums and not include any from them when they were known as Kara’s Flowers or any live or re-mix albums. This will keep it simpler and keep me sane from digging into everything else that is out there.
Now, take a seat and lean back and read on and find out how I rank the Maroon 5 albums from Worst to First. And of course, we will start with the Worst…
6 – THE WORST – ‘Overexposed’ (2012):
‘Overexposed’ was the band’s fourth album and the title pretty much sums up Adam Levine during this time. He was everywhere. With the success of his judging stint on ‘The Voice’, Adam became so overexposed and I tired of him quickly. The album was their most Pop album at the time (yes, even more so than the previous two). They brought in so many outside people including Max Martin and even Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and it seemed like a giant effort to match the sound of time rather than be who they really are.
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Hollywood Undead brings us their fifth album simply titled Five or V. The band is a fantastic mix of Hip Hop and Metal. They don’t limit themselves to either genre as the album also mixes in some nice Pop and R&B sounds to bring a wide variety of styles and sounds in what might be there most infectious album.
The band members go by the monikers of Danny, Charlie Scene, J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears and Funny Man. They wear masks and the music is usually filled with anger and angst that is sure to draw you into a crazy, fun-filled ride. This album does just that, but also is a departure from their previous efforts.
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I didn’t know what to listen to the other day, so I hit shuffle on my whole library. An old Maroon 5 song came up and I really loved that song. It wasn’t one of their hits, but it was just as good. It got me thinking about all their songs.
Maroon 5 is more than the songs you hear on the radio. Their albums are usually great all the way through. I love it when a band’s non-singles are just as good as their radio hits, if not even better. As a result of this one song randomly popping up on my shuffle, I decided to dive deep into their albums and put together a playlist of the Deep Cuts. It is what I like to call Deep Dive Playlist.
I have only done two others so far since I started the blog. One for Def Leppard and one for Bon Jovi. I hope you enjoy this one as much as people seem to enjoy the other ones. Here is my Deep Dive Playlist for Maroon 5. They are not being ranked, they are only a playlist. I love them all.
“How” off the album ‘Hands All Over Me’: “How” was the song I mentioned that popped up in my shuffle and the inspiration for this deep dive playlist. It is more of a ballad than a pure dance song and I love Adam’s voice in this song. Come to think of it, I love Adam’s voice. How a man can get that high is beyond me, but his voice is so unique and so recognizable the minute you hear it.
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