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The group hasn’t been a rock outfit for many years—and that’s just fine with Adam Levine
Maybe we’ve put too much emphasis on the legacy of Romanticism. Ever since Beethoven, music has been expected to reveal the performer’s true, tortured self. But Maroon 5 make a retro argument for classicism, striving to create perfect, tight melodies–craft for craft’s sake. They don’t want to express themselves–they just want to win pop music.