Maroon 5: The Fall from Grace

How the band has tumbled out of the limelight


the group maroon 5 posing for a picture
Source: Grammy.com

I don’t know if it’s the nostalgia factor or maybe my music taste has just changed, but Maroon 5’s transition from catchy “corporate punk” music to, admittedly, annoying pop radio hits is disappointing to say the least. Is this band anyone’s favorite anymore or was it anyone’s to begin with? It seems like they made a deal with the industry to be a second thought, to produce good, even great, music while never being the favorite thing out. This is the kind of music that you forget exists until you hear it in a department store.


I remember being a kid and hearing half the songs from their first album, Songs About Jane, and knowing them word for word. Now, when I hear Maroon 5 on the radio, it sounds like they’re trying to brainwash me with the catchy tune of nothingness.


Songs About Jane