Songs About Jane

Songs About Jane

by Maroon 5

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Overview

Maroon 5 have certainly come a long way since their days in the indie outfit Kara's Flowers. After the band's demise in 1999, frontman Adam Levine surrounded himself with New York City's urban hip-hop culture and found a new musical calling. Maroon 5 was born and their debut album, Songs About Jane, illustrates an impressive rebirth. It's groovy in spots, offering bluesy funk on "Shiver" and a catchy, soulful disposition on "Harder to Breathe." "Must Get Out" slows things down with its dreamy lyrical story, and Levine is a vocal dead ringer for Men at Work's Colin Hay. Don't wince -- it works brilliantly. Songs About Jane is love-drunk on what makes Maroon 5 tick as a band. They're not as glossy as the Phantom Planet darlings; they've got grit and a sexy strut, personally and musically. It's much too slick to cross over commercially in 2002, but it's good enough for the pop kids to take notice.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
Label: A&M / Octone
UPC: 0823765000128
catalogNumber: 50001
Rank: 5961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maroon 5   Primary Artist
Adam Levine   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jesse Carmichael   Keyboards,Group Member
Mickey Madden   Bass,Group Member
Ryan Dusick   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
James Valentine   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Matt Wallace   Producer
Mark Endert   Producer
Mike Landolt   Engineer
Adam Levine   Composer
Gregg Gordon   Illustrations
Cey Adams   Art Direction
Jesse Carmichael   Composer
Ryan Dusick   Composer
James Valentine   Composer

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Songs About Jane 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In a period of posers and wannabes, it is incredibly refreshing to hear such a bold and new sound. Sometimes I feel that a lot of bands have popularity, but aren't good, these guys are the contrary. Harder to Breath and This Love are great, but they aren't the only ones. The sound is truly retro and the guys deserve the limelight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AHhhhhhhh. This CD is so cool. Buy and and youll be glad
Guest More than 1 year ago
Babies, you'd be MAROONS not to like this CD! It is EXCELLENT! The way this band combined funk, soul and rock so fluidly is amazing. Not since Prince have I heard such beautifully "soul-rock" music. These guys need to hurry up and make their sophomore album! My "Songs About Jane" CD is melted from me playing it so much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quality speaks for itself, I have already written too much :) Is it just me or does Adam Levine sound a little bit like Stevie Wonder?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite cd i have ever bought! I saw them live in concert and that night i went on the web and bought their cd. This is an amazing cd for anyone. It is rock and roll, it is funk, it is as the reviewer said gritty. You know it's the cd that you put in your cd player and walk down the street thinking good damn if only everyone else was listening to this too. It's so addictive. It's really hard not to want to bop your head and start dancing to it while your walking down the street. I recomend it to anyone who likes music. It is a cd that you wont be sad that you bought. So Buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly suggest getting it. The two songs they play on the radio just give you a preview of what is to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Harder to Breathe" has been getting a lot of air play recently. The song is captivating and quickly prompted me to buy the album. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the entire CD is just as great as that song! You're bound to like them if you're a Matchbox 20 fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I only bought the CD for "This Love" and I was totally blown away that I love the entire CD! I'm usually not even in to this kind of music! Buy it, it's worth it!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I baught Maroon5's new CD, they instantly bacame my new favorite band! I even memorized every song on this CD! You HAVE to listen to it. I cant help but sing along! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard the song Harder to Breathe and thought "wow a new rock band/alternative band." but after purchasing the album I quickly realized that they were just another pop fluff buy band. I was majorly dissapointed. Their voices are polished and fake like Enya. Their beats are techno pop fluff like all the other boy bands to come before them like N'SYNC and the Backstreet Boys. So if you are going to buy this album from hearing and liking the song Harder to Breath, listen to the rest of the album first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The CD is great, all of its songs are fantastic!!! I love all of them (the songs) ang they're cool for singing
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard "This Love" and "Harder to Breathe on SNL, I was pretty much hooked instantly. I was afraid I was going to end up with an album where all the songs sounded the same (read: Evanescence) but the CD has variety and quality throughout. A sparkling debut! Plus the main singer is hot. ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is absolutely wonderful. The lead singer, Adam Levine, has an amazing voice and the instrumental is very good as well. Each song is different and the lyrics don't tell you everything but have you figure it out yourself. I have been able to listen to this album over and over again without getting tired of it. Unlike musicians like Good Charlotte, you will not get tired of Maroon 5 as the singing is not whiney and the lyrics are more abstract. Buy this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that this ablum is a keeper. Maroon 5 are the best artists that there is. I love all the songs that are on this album. i love to sing along with their good voices on the CD at my house.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is a great CD. They have great songs, i love "harder to breathe," "tangled" "shiver" "she will be loved," "the sun" "must get out" and "sunday morning" They have a unquie sound, a little on the rock side but not too hard and not too poppy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seriously the most amazing CD ever to grace my stereo. Levines voice is so completely rich and versatile. I cant get enough of this CD. CD is so awesome that I would but a copy for everyone i know just to share the love! haha! Seriously though, it is the best 12 bucks you will ever spend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maroon 5's song "This Love" is WAYYY overrated, but it's still a good song. after Harder To Breathe, This Love, & Shiver, the album is sooooooooo boring until track 11, then that's it. way................to.............boring..........
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh. Wow. This CD is absolutely amazing! I highly reccomend it to anyone who loves music. Maroon5 is so clever with their songs, and every song has its own story. You can feel what they were trying to covey when they were writing these songs. I just can't get enough of Maroon5!