Maroon 5 reaches the Billboard top ten for the second time in the past month, first with ‘Maps‘ and now with ‘Animals.’
You can’t deny the ability of Adam Levine and company to churn out one hit after another, though I’ve never liked any of their smashes as much as the entirety of their debut album, Songs About Jane.
It’s funny how these days, when CDs and digital music are the norm, you still see so many artists sticking to the concept of “sides.” Often track listings on CDs are broken into two groups and even labeled as distinct sides of music.
Increasingly, too, artists are releasing vinyl versions of new albums. It’s nostalgia, I guess, for a time when the physical limitations of the medium forced artistic decisions. Why not have a “hot” and “cold” side, say, if vinyl demanded that you split your album in half?
But today I’m featuring an artist that was way ahead of its time, looking past the idea of sides to the yet-to-come full-length CD format years before it was available.