Overexposed

~ Release group by Maroon 5

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Overexposed CD 19 A&M/Octone Records UICA-1062 4988005715654
Overexposed (iTunes deluxe edition, Explicit) Digital Media 16 Interscope Records 602537109692
Overexposed CD 13 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 3704278 602537042784
Overexposed (Deluxe Version) Digital Media 21 A&M/Octone Records
Overexposed CD 12 A&M Records 602537038510
Overexposed CD 18 A&M/Octone Records 0602537042791 602537042791
Overexposed Digital Media 12 A&M/Octone Records 602537027064
Overexposed CD 12 A&M/Octone Records B0016896-02 602537038510
Overexposed (iTunes bonus tracks) Digital Media 17 A&M/Octone Records
Overexposed (Deluxe, Explicit) Digital Media 15 Interscope Records
Overexposed (Deluxe Version) CD 18 A&M/Octone Records DS30190/370 427-9 8808678250947
Overexposed CD 18 A&M/Octone Records 3709776 602537097760
Overexposed CD 15 A&M/Octone Records B001689702 602537038787
Overexposed CD 13 A&M/Octone Records 0602537042784 602537042784
Overexposed CD 13 A&M/Octone Records 602537063710
Overexposed (Target exclusive tracks) CD 17 A&M/Octone Records B0017005-02 602537067022
Overexposed CD 12 A&M/Octone Records B0017129-02 602537083800
Overexposed (Deluxe Version, Cleaned) Digital Media 16 Interscope Records 602537109708

Relationships

Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002358095 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/449688 [info]
Wikidata: Q3358928 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Overexposed (album) [info]
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reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/6rq4 [info]

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Everyone has friends that don't wish to keep up with the daily goings-on in global popular music, but like the odd update now and again so as not to feel left out and fossily. Maroon 5 are fast becoming their perfect band, being a fairly reliable and glossy barometer of how modern pop songs work - give or take a dubstep breakdown here or there.

So if the melodies on their fourth album have become more fragmented and repetitive, that's because pop music tunes have gone that way too. One More Night's melody can't go more than a bar or two without repeating - as if the band is worried it may forget itself ­- or getting stuck on a Morse code note for a while, just like a Rihanna song would.

And if their choruses have abandoned the strutting cockerel heat of This Love in favour of the saturated rave bliss of Love Somebody or The Man Who Never Lied, that's simply the effect of market they have chosen to operate within.

They are also keenly aware that today's pop does not require much in the way of unattended music. Adam Levine fires up that nasal yelp as soon as the song begins, and does not let up until the fadeout. Wiz Khalifa (guest rapper on Payphone) gets more space at the front of the stage than the rest of his band do.

The exception is the Jacko-channelling (and distinctly old-fashioned) Ladykiller, which boasts an actual guitar solo. Otherwise every passing second is a vocal battle against a declining attention span, like a clicked finger in the face, forever.

Even the sequencing of the songs betrays this fear. All the compressed pop bangers - worked up with proven song-finishers like Ryan Tedder, Savan Kotecha and Brian West - are at the front, so you don't wander off too soon.

If you think these factors combine to suggest a collective lack of confidence or personality, take heart: Overexposed boasts cover art so kaleidoscopically brash and ugly it makes you grateful for the decline of vinyl.