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Maroon 5


Seventh album from the LA pop rock group featuring guest appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Blackbear, Stevie Nicks, Bantu, H.E.R. and YG

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  1. 6.0 |   NME

    A bulging guestlist – Stevie Nicks! Megan Thee Stallion! – belies the very ordinariness of the band's seventh album, which soars at its most introspective
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  2. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Stevie Nicks, Megan Thee Stallion, and H.E.R. stop by to try to help Adam Levine elevate his game, but the lane remains the same
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  3. 5.0 |   Clash

    Continual evolutions has pushed them away from their roots, feeling less like a band and more like a committee, marking out different strategies without truly owning one themselves
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  4. 4.7 |   Pitchfork

    Maroon 5’s seventh album sets out to experiment beyond their comfort zone. It sounds like a band trying desperately to appeal to as many markets as possible
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  5. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Many of these songs are hip hop-lite, incorporating bland trap beats as Levine delivers lyrics in the kind of stutter pioneered by early Soundcloud rappers
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  6. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    Auto-Tuned vocals and a long parade of big name guest vocalists make this sound like a band without clear identity
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  7. 2.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The new album from the pop superstars breaks impressively little ground
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  8. 2.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Every song layers Levine's singing/clumsy rapping over the most cringe inducing trap beats, and most of the time he sounds like a middle-aged stepdad trying to sound "hip" to get in good with his stepson
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  9. 2.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The emptiness of it all is genuinely harrowing – the sort of thing that JG Ballard-loving avant gardists strain to articulate
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  10. 1.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Another in a line of Maroon 5’s creative bankruptcy despite being dedicated to their late manager, JORDI barely feels like an album; It sounds more like a financial scheme dressed up as heartless pop
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