Love songs have usually been Maroon 5's calling card. Their debut studio album Songs About Jane is basically a concept record elaborating on this, with most of the tracks being carefree blue-eyed soul numbers with a slight rock disposition. Unlike the rest of the band's later material - well, the individual songs I've encountered - this release is really fine because Adam Levine isn't always front and center.
Hearing this album gets me so upset. Not the music but the fact that Maroon 5 couldn't keep evolving this sound to remain relevant. This album got popular because of word of mouth, not corporate power, stuff like that doesn't happen very often. This record is special and it sounds great even after 10+ years, I'm not sure if their new stuff will.
In this early Maroon 5 album all the songs are catchy and relaxing. They are well written too. Some of my favorite songs on this album are "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning" and you can't forget my all time favorite "Harder To Breathe" which I just love. I can never get enough Maroon 5!
The band is Alright to me. The fact that ive seen people consider this Rock is bull crap because its pop. The band shows talent as ive said before but... Just really annoying sounding band. Thats just me i dont know about you.
I first got this for my Birthday one year. I Liked a few songs on this, mainly the singles. I thought those songs were good, but everything on the rest of the album just started sounding the same and it became pretty boring. If you absolutely have to have the singles, then pick this up. I don't reccomend this for anything else than the singles.