Songs About Jane

Songs About Jane

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by Maroon 5
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

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Rolling Stone - Gavin Edwards
The band hasn't yet achieved the Prince-fronting-Led Zeppelin sound it strives for, but it's not too shabby to evoke Maxwell leading the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2002
Label:
A&M / Octone
UPC:
0823765000128
catalogNumber:
50001
Rank:
2572

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Performance Credits

Maroon 5   Primary Artist
Adam Levine   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jesse Carmichael   Keyboards,Group Member
Mickey Madden   Bass,Group Member
Ryan Dusick   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
James Valentine   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Matt Wallace   Producer
Mark Endert   Producer
Mike Landolt   Engineer
Adam Levine   Composer
Gregg Gordon   Illustrations
Cey Adams   Art Direction
Jesse Carmichael   Composer
Ryan Dusick   Composer
James Valentine   Composer

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