Hands All Over

~ Release group by Maroon 5

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Hands All Over CD 19 A&M/Octone Records UICA-1057 4988005628282
Hands All Over Digital Media 20
Hands All Over CD 13 A&M Records 0602527498225 602527498225
Hands All Over CD 17 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 2749822
Hands All Over CD 18 A&M Records 060252749827 602527498270
Hands All Over CD 12 A&M/Octone Records B0014514-02 602527434995
Hands All Over CD 19 A&M/Octone Records B0014820-02 602527489117
Hands All Over Digital Media 18
Hands All Over CD 17
Hands All Over Digital Media 14 602537943692
Hands All Over CD 18 Octone Records 0602527498218 602527498218
Hands All Over (Asia tour edition) CD 22 Universal Music Taiwan 276 695-7 602527669571
Hands All Over Digital Media 13
Hands All Over (Amazon exclusive version) Digital Media 19
Hands All Over Digital Media 19
Hands All Over Digital Media 19 Universal Music France 602527788012
Hands All Over CD 13 A&M/Octone Records B0015984-02 602527805627
Hands All Over Digital Media 14 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation)
Hands All Over CD 14 A&M/Octone Records 0602527808055 602527808055
Hands All Over CD 13 A&M/Octone Records B001598402 602527805627
Hands All Over CD 14 A&M/Octone Records 602527808055
Hands All Over (Asia Tour Edition) CD 22 A&M/Octone Records 602527669571
Hands All Over (Asia Tour Edition) CD 22 A&M/Octone Records 602527669571
Hands All Over CD 18 A&M/Octone Records B0016301-02 602527787879

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Give a Little More
Misery
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
Never Gonna Leave This Bed
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002022758 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/277552 [info]
Wikidata: Q911478 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Hands All Over (album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Maroon_5:Hands_All_Over_(2010) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/maroon_5/hands_all_over/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xmrj [info]
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-maroon-5-hands-all-over-aampm-2081270.html [info]
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/reviews/album/45342/207167 [info]
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/sep/19/maroon-5-hands-all-review [info]

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A brief aside: Robert 'Mutt' Lange must have the weirdest production CV of almost anyone in the rock era. Who else has managed to make an astonishing living at the helm of worldwide hit albums from artists as diverse as Def Leppard, AC/DC, The Corrs and Shania Twain?

He is, however, the perfect person to buff up Maroon 5's lascivious pop, given that Adam Levine clearly fancies himself as something of a dirty old rock star.

The album begins with a puzzle. Misery might be an accomplished pop song, a clear hit, but it's also 90% based on a hit they've already had: This Love. Its provocative placement at the gateway into this album's garden of sonic delights is clearly designed to send a message - that they're back and just as good as ever - but it's not one they needed to bother sending.

The thing is, there ARE sonic delights on offer here. One listen to Out of Goodbyes, a sumptuous country/bossa nova duet with Lady Antebellum, should be proof enough that Maroon 5 know their way around the laboratory in which good pop songs are formulated better than most.

How and Don't Know Nothing boast deliciously unexpected melodic twists in their choruses: a shrugged cadence of resignation in the latter, a surprise howl to the skies in the former. You have to be good at music to do this kind of thing.

Of course, there's also a lot of evidence here that hard work, tunesmithery and competence can be a stifling influence. The Jack Johnson soul of I Can't Lie and the big stadium balladry of Just a Feeling both suffer from a suffocating fug of quality workmanship, at the expense of any kind of personality or fun.

Whereas the rude guitar sleaze of Hands All Over, or the cocky glam-stomp in Stutter's verses show a band who are really at their best when they play pop music like the sleazy rockers they clearly are. In Adam Levine's mind, at least.

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