Maroon 5 returns with their latest studio album, Overexposed, a collection of eclectically arranged songs. From the latest single “One More Night”‘s regge influenced beat to the disco sounds of “Doin’ Dirt” Maroon 5′s newest effort makes for a captivating listen. The theme of the album must be “throwback” because the old school funk grooves combined with a metaphor from an old method of communication (first single, “Payphone” featuring Wiz Kalifa)makes it time-travel to the late 70s. In between those kinds of tunes, there are songs that sound fully like they were made for this era. One is “The Man Who Never Lied”, about a man who’s never lied to his girlfriend until one incident where it was the only way he could avoid hurting her.
The album is full of up-tempos until “Sad” a ballad about the disappointment of letting down a significant other. The biggest surprise comes on the deluxe version of the album, which closes with a cover of the Prince song “Kiss”. The song is completely revamped, going in a classic 50′s rock ‘n’ roll direction. It’s a great effort from a band that’s been missing from the music scene for a little while.