Maroon 5

Songs About Jane-this album is kicking asses all over the planet. I guess the single “Harder to Breathe” was out a awhile before “This Love” hit. It was the second song, though, that grabbed me and would not let me go. What a great song!

The melody was catchy and did unexpected things. Once I stopped to listen, I was like…”Oh yeah! That’s Steve Wonder singing through the mouth of a 20-something white kid! Alright! We needed some new Stevie sound!”

The whole album really is worth listening too. It’s a rock/funk mix…Runk?

THe other thing that makes it stand out as something to pay attention to is that all the songs are about this guy’s relationship with this girl (Hey…What was the title again…”Songs about Jane”? OH!)

Giving the album one theme makes it exponentially more interesting. Especially since it’s such a soap opera relationship. The lyrics are crafty and subtle enough

“This is not goodbye she said
It is just time for me to rest my head
She does not walk she runs instead
Down these jagged streets and into my bed”

The majority of the album is not the powerhouse of the first two songs, but really, you couldn’t sustain that kind of energy. It relaxes into a more mellow soulful sound. That’s when the lyrics and the theme keep my interest high.

It’s their debut album (if you don’t count that one back in high school under a different name). I have hopes for the next one. This one is my new band to watch.

4 thoughts on “Maroon 5

  1. I think Maroon 5 is fantastic, too. What a great album! Have you ever checked out the Philosopher Kings? Same kind of stuff. Funk jazz with some rock thrown in, I suppose.

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