What the What?! Maroon 5 Remix Album

Blake Gillespie

Remixes by Deerhoof, ?uestlove, Of Montreal and The Cool Kids!??!!?!?! DJ Premier, Beach House, Pharrell and fucking Tiesto?!?!

I believe this sums it up:

Maroon 5 have pulled the biggest WTF in remix album history to date. Clearly its label is out to stick it to the music pirates. The WTF Effect is so incredibly overwhelming that we are left with no choice, but to seek out this record and hear the skull-fucking sounds it possesses.

Behold:
Maroon 5, “Goodnight, Goodnight” (Deerhoof Remix)

Maroon 5, “Secret” (Premier 5 Remix)

Did Deerhoof and DJ Premier just convince me to cut Maroon 5 some slack?

I must admit, I listened to this front to back and its amazing how tolerable Maroon 5 becomes with the right people behind the boards, pushing the buttons and throwing some flavor in the watered down style. ?uestlove and Ali Shaheed Muhammed inject true soul into Maroon 5's whitewashed R&B and suddenly Pat Boone becomes Wilson Pickett.

The most surprising standout contribution comes from Just Blaze. Famous for his bombast hip hop production, full of glam and fireworks, Blaze tosses out the yacht funk of the album version of “Makes Me Wonder” and flips it into an epic ballad. For once, I actually believe Adam Levine when he asserts “it really makes me wonder if I ever gave a fuck about you and I, so this is goodbye.”

Stick around until the 4:05 mark for a grandiose drumline outro of Grammy nomination proportions.

Maroon 5, “Makes Me Wonder” (Just Blaze Remix)

The Remixes:
01 If I Never See Your Face Again feat. Cross (Swizz Beatz)
02 Wake Up Call feat. Mary J. Blige (Mark Ronson)
03 Sunday Morning (Questlove)
04 Makes Me Wonder (Just Blaze)
05 This Love (C. Tricky Stewart)
06 She Will Be Loved (Pharrell Williams)
07 Shiver (DJ Quick)
08 Wake Up Call feat. David Banner
09 Harder To Breathe feat. The Cool Kids
10 Little Of Your Time (Bloodshy And Avant)
11 Little Of Your Time (Of Montreal)
12 Goodnight Goodnight (Deerhoof)
13 Not Falling Apart (Tiesto)
14 Better That We Break (Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
15 Secret (Premier 5 Remix) (DJ Premier)
16 Woman (Sam Farrar)
17 This Love (Cut Copy Galatic Beach House Mix)
18 If I Never See Your Face Again feat. Rihanna (Paul Oakenfold)

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