Maroon 5 'Hands All Over'
Maroon 5, the American pop-rock band from Los Angeles, is back with a well-rated album, Hands All Over. A&M/Octone Records released this album Sept. 21.
The labels has also released albums from popular bands such as Flyleaf and Hollywood Undead.
Maroon 5 recorded Hands All Over high in the mountains of Switzerland at Mutt's Recording Studio in 2009. Their record producer was Robert John Mutt Lange. Hands All Over is Maroon 5's third album.
The first song on Hands All Over, Misery is a great start to this album.
According to freshman at NU Jocelyn Mankowski, the song Misery is very catchy, and I couldn't agree more.
Misery is on iTunes' top song list. I enjoyed listening to Stutter. Stutter was a very upbeat song that really caught my attention when I was listening to Hands All Over. Hands All Over was a really good track that was an interesting song, and a strong beat that stood out from the rest of the songs on the album.
Another track that was outstanding was Runaway. This song had an enjoyable sound, and I feel like it's a song you could listen to over and over again. It had an amazing beat.
The only song that I really did not like on this album was Out of Goodbyes. This track was sung as a duet with Lady Antebellum. I strongly disliked the sound of Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 together. It sounded like they were in pain singing with each other, and it just didn't flow. The rest of the songs on Hands All Over were decent songs, but didn't really stand out.
Overall, Hands All Over is a great album and Maroon 5 did an amazing job putting the tracks together.
NU freshman Emily Read says, Hands All Over will remind everybody about (Maroon 5's) true talent.
I'm going to give this album 4 out of 5 stars, because it was a great CD to sit down and listen too, but Maroon 5 could have done a few things different to improve it. They could have made more unique beats, because a lot of them sound similar. Also Maroon 5 could have done the duet for Out of Goodbyes with another artist.
Out of all of Maroon 5's albums, Hands All Over is the best. I would definitely recommend it to a friend. It is worth buying.
Maroon 5 will be performing Dec. 4 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo for Kiss 98.5's Kissmas Bash. Kelly Rowland, Neon Trees, Charice, Miranda Cosgrove and Kevin Rudolf will also perform. AT&T, Niagara University, and Yroswell sponsor this event.