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Hands All Over
Maroon 5
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Reviewed: 9/20/2010 by Ryan


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If you like Maroon 5, then you’re not going to be disappointed with “Hands All Over”, for lack of a better description, this is Maroon 5. Three albums and this band has established a pop sound that’s rubbed in funk and soul. It works for them too. On “Hands All Over” the band went with producer Mutt Lange and his diverse background to make an album that was on par with their first effort more than their last outing “It Won’t Be Soon before Long.” Overall the producer did a good job with this album bringing out plenty of polished pop. There are moments when it gets a little too carried away, songs like “Get Back in My Life” and “Don’t Know Nothing” are prime examples. Then there are songs like “Stutter”, “Misery”, and “Give a Little More” where it works perfectly. There’s more to enjoy with “Hands All Over” than there was with the last album, and there are several tracks that could do well and be hits if just released. “Hands All Over” doesn’t play like a complete album, but it’s about 75% there. And let’s face it… this band is more about single success than album success these days anyway.

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