Call and Response: The Remix Album How many fans of Maroon 5's polished funk-pop are also into Deerhoof's extraterrestrial indie rock, DJ Premier's boom-bap rap, or Tiësto's monolithic Euro-trance, much less… Call and Response: The Remix Album How many fans of Maroon 5's polished funk-pop are also into Deerhoof's extraterrestrial indie rock, DJ Premier's boom-bap rap, or Tiësto's monolithic Euro-trance, much less… 2008-12-09 Maroon 5 Pop
Music Review

Call and Response: The Remix Album (2008)

Maroon 5 | Mix -in' it up: Maroon 5
Image credit: Christopher Wray-McCann
Mix-in' it up: Maroon 5
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 09, 2008; Lead Performance: Maroon 5; Genre: Pop

How many fans of Maroon 5's polished funk-pop are also into Deerhoof's extraterrestrial indie rock, DJ Premier's boom-bap rap, or Tiësto's monolithic Euro-trance, much less all three? The L.A. quintet makes it work on Call and Response: The Remix Album, letting those unusual suspects — along with hitmakers like Mark Ronson and Pharrell Williams — play with their master tapes. The resulting hit-to-miss ratio is surprisingly high: Few bands make music that's elastic enough to be stretched into so many improbable shapes without losing any snap. B+

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Originally posted Dec 03, 2008 Published in issue #1025 Dec 12, 2008 Order article reprints
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