(2007) Songs About Jane

Maroon 5

... read moreMaroon 5 have certainly come a long way since their days in the indie outfit Kara's Flowers. After the band's demise in 1999, frontman Adam Levine surrounded himself with New York City's urban hip-hop culture and found a new musical calling. Maroon 5 was born and their debut album, Songs About Jane...

41′:22″ 11 Songs

1
Harder To Breathe
Maroon 5
2:53
2
This Love
Maroon 5
3:26
3
Shiver
Maroon 5
2:59
4
She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5
4:17
5
Tangled
Maroon 5
3:18
6
The Sun
Maroon 5
4:11
7
Must Get Out
Maroon 5
3:59
8
Sunday Morning
Maroon 5
4:02
9
Secret
Maroon 5
4:55
10
Through With You
Maroon 5
3:01
11
Not Coming Home
Maroon 5
4:21
Released 01 January 2007, ℗ 2007 A&M/Octone Records

Review

Maroon 5 have certainly come a long way since their days in the indie outfit Kara's Flowers. After the band's demise in 1999, frontman Adam Levine surrounded himself with New York City's urban hip-hop culture and found a new musical calling. Maroon 5 was born and their debut album, Songs About Jane, illustrates an impressive rebirth. It's groovy in spots, offering bluesy funk on "Shiver" and a catchy, soulful disposition on "Harder to Breathe." "Must Get Out" slows things down with its dreamy lyrical story, and Levine is a vocal dead ringer for Men at Work's Colin Hay. Don't wince -- it works brilliantly. Songs About Jane is love-drunk on what makes Maroon 5 tick as a band. They're not as glossy as the Phantom Planet darlings; they've got grit and a sexy strut, personally and musically. It's much too slick to cross over commercially in 2002, but it's good enough for the pop kids to take notice. ~ MacKenzie Wilson