Maroon 5's "Hands All Over"

Maroon 5 is back with its third studio album entitled Hands All Over, produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Foreigner, The Cars). The album, a killer hybrid of rock, pop, funk, and R&B, showcases the band's considerable strengths: buoyant, unforgettable melodies, sleek, stylish grooves, charged lyrics about turbulent relationships, and crisp, dynamic performances. Band member Jesse Carmichael comments on the new album, "Mutt really helped us play to the best of our ability. And it drove us to be bigger and better than ever. Everything he does is huge." Huge is a great way to describe Hands All Over, starting with the hard-rocking title track that is heavier than anything Maroon 5 has ever done. Says Valentine, "It doesn't sound like anything we've ever done." Another stylistic departure for the band is "Out of Goodbyes," a stunning country ballad that features musical and vocal contributions from Nashville chart-toppers Lady Antebellum. "We've always loved country music", Levine says, "and they brought that necessary twang to it with the lap steels, ambient guitar, and Hilary Scott's pretty voice. Other highlights include the deeply groovy "Don't Know Much About That," the propulsive "Stutter" ("a great showcase for Adam's voice," notes Valentine), and "Misery," which will thrill long-time Maroon 5 fans with its funky guitars and high-stepping melody. Be sure to get your hands all over this unbelievable album.

Here's Maroon 5's "Hands All Over" Tracklist:

1) Misery
2) Give a Little More
3) Stutter
4) Don't Know Nothing
5) Never Gonna Leave This Bed
6) I Can't Lie
7) Hands All Over
8) How
9) Get Back in My Life
10) Just a Feeling
11) Runaway
12) Out of Goodbyes with Lady Antebellum
13) Last Chance
14) No Curtain Call
15) Never Gonna Leave This Bed (Acoustic)
16) Misery (Acoustic)
17) If I Ain't Got You (Live)