Pop/rock supergroup Maroon 5 have been around for 21 years, but the world began to notice them in 2003 when their debut album Songs About Jane was re-released and reached international success. Since that moment the group has dominated the airwaves and they’ve sold-out arenas on their world tours. Now M5 are celebrating their career with their Singles compilation. Singles gives new M5 fans a chance to gloss over their immense catalogue. It kicks off with the most successful hit from their debut This Love, which still sounds like a hit today. The album doesn’t follow the order of release which makes for a more skewed listen; the overly poppy Payphone was also a big radio hit and it doesn’t feel like it was released 3 years ago.
One thing you can admire about M5 is that they haven’t stuck to the same guns; how boring would it be if they kept releasing songs that sounded entirely the same? To go from releasing ballads like She Will Be Loved and Daylight to the heavier themed Wake Up Call and One More Night demonstrates their genre diversity. Everybody’s heard Moves Like Jagger; the track became one of the highest-selling singles of all time and no radio channel was safe. You’ll love hearing influences of reggae, pop and alternative rock throughout the collection.
Also included are recent hits like the ever-so catchy Sugar, the quirky yet splendid Maps, and the instinctive Animals. Love them or hate them Maroon 5 have had a stellar career and they’re still going strong. It’s a shame that Singles didn’t consist of any new or unreleased tracks to support the release, it’s not easy to convince fans to indulge in an album packed with songs they have already purchased. Newer fans can treat themselves to the hits that earned Maroon 5 international superstardom.