Call And Response: The Remix Album
by Maroon 5
Released: Dec 2008
Label: A&M / Octone Records
Maroon 5 have to be just peeing their pants about this album. These guys have always seemed like the full-band version of Justin Timberlake, and now they are finally getting the J.T. treatment in the form of remixes featuring a host of smoking hot producers and guest artists. The hip-hop efforts work best: Pharrell's take on "She Will Be Loved" feels organic but distinctive, ?uestlove gets dreamy on "Sunday Morning," and "Wake Up Call" makes this former grunge outfit sound hipper than its wildest dreams. The hipster-helmed cuts (especially Deerhoof's "Goodnight Goodnight") fall a little flat.