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Maroon

1 Sep 2000

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Too Little Too Late
3:23
2
Never Do Anything
3:51
3
Pinch Me
4:48
4
Go Home
2:43
5
Falling For The First Time
3:39
6
Conventioneers
3:43
7
Sell, Sell, Sell
4:01
8
The Humour Of The Situation
3:45
9
Baby Seat
4:13
10
Off The Hook
4:34
11
Helicopters
4:33
12
Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel
8:51


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Sep 2000
  • Release Date: 1 Sep 2000
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2000 Reprise Records
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  • Total Length: 52:04
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  • ASIN: B001LBJZJ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,519 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have for all BNL fans 13 April 2001
Format:Audio CD
When I first got this album I wasn't so sure about it because it is more modern and synthesized than their older albums. After a couple of listens I was hooked. The Barenaked Ladies still manage to inject so much energy into their songs that the lyircs come alive and with the catchy tunes on Maroon the results are just amazing. Some people have complained that they have moved too far away from their acoustic sounds that were more prominent in Gordon, MYSD and BOAPS but it really is a natural progression as the band matures.
After having seen the ladies live in concert I was once again obsessed with all of their material and Maroon is definitely up there with all of their other albums. To me their greatest achievement so far has to be Born On A Pirate Ship but Maroon is definitely an album for all fans especially those who have only been around since Stunt. Well worth it!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A absolutely stunning album 10 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is by far the best Barenaked Ladies have ever produced. While there is a distinct difference from their earlier stuff and the music that earned them their reputation as a brilliant live band, and even a difference from Stunt, I feel, in the sheer quality of the lyrics and some of the music that accompanies it. It took me a while to get into Maroon, but it is like all good albums, worth persevering with. After two or three listenings of each track, the brilliance of the lyrics especially in Helicopters, Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel and Off The Hook shines through and can be appreciated alonside the more familiar BNL sound in Pinch Me and Falling For The First Time. I recommend this album to pure music lovers everywhere. If you want the most sensational mix of humour, lyrical quality and musical merit on the market, buy Maroon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If, like me you came to Barenaked Ladies through One Week and Stunt but have gone on to discover their amazing back catalogue, then you won't be dissapointed. If you've been a fan from Gordon, of from Maybe You Should Drive, or Born On A Pirate Ship, then you won't be dissapointed. This album combines the best styles from all the previous albums, ranging from the catchy 'Pinch Me' and 'Too Little Too Late', to the ballad of 'Helicopters', and a track on a subject few other bands would dare sing about- 'Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel'. If you want instant pop songs like 'One Week' then you may be a little dissapointed, but if you want a heartfelt album, with songs, that after a few plays, will really get into your head, and a great mixture of styles then buy Maroon now. Some bands might struggle to follow up the huge success of an album like 'Stunt'. While 'Maroon' might not be as comercially successful, it's sure to go down very well with their dedicated fan base, because it showcases a fantastic band on top form.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Please Please Please Re-record 21 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
There's a large moan coming so prepare yourselves. In practice I have given this album a three but for the music I actually give it a four to four and a half. I do love what Barenaked Ladies do in general and can certainly appreciate their weaker songs as they are so prolific. BUT.........the sound quality!!! Yikes!! Guys what happened after Maybe You Should Drive? Their previous albums to this one delivered in all departments and I still play them often and at length. The later albums though, and this one was probably the first to offend, sound so absolutely awful I cannot sit through more than a few minutes. Such a shame as I really like the majority of the songs. It's just the studio tricks that have been pulled to deliver maximum perceived volume have for me rendered them nigh on unplayable. They are harsh, compressed synthetic sounding and just plain awful. Yes I have a decent hifi and I do enjoy this aspect of the replay chain but it's more than me being a sound tweaking geek. Even in my car which has a low to middling system (big sub in the boot though :-) the albums sound only serve to irritate me and increase my chances of having an accident. WHY WHY WHY GUYS?!!! I record a bit and I own a decent 24 track multitracker. I'm no professional sound engineer at all (professional engineers do know what they are doing but they have to conform to the norm) but I have some idea of what to do to get a basic ok sound. It's got so bad though now that I no longer buy Barenaked Ladies albums. I like the songs and I like the group and their brand of humour and penmanship but there is no point in me buying an album, playing it through a couple of times and then only managing to sit through two songs at other times before I feel my sense of equilibrium has gone. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Are we listening to the same album? 3 April 2007
By Sunrise
Format:Audio CD
Was a little shocked at amazon's own review above - are they actually in the business of trying to sell CDs? Ah well, good for them about being upfront with their staff's opinions. However, I have felt moved to stick up for 'Maroon', not only as a BNL fan but to also make the point that generally if you are not a fan then of course this is not going to bowl you over. The flipside to this though is that if you do like these crazy Canadians (you should see them in concert!) then this is a fabulous album and very possible their best to date. I dare anyone to give me an album whose first half consists of so many irresitably catchy tunes. A play it loud, go crazy on a summer's day, piece of pop heaven!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars A Big Fat Zero
I have to say that I wasn't the biggest fan of the music journalism of the late Steven Wells. Firstly, I didn't take very well to his deliberately crude and provocative writing... Read more
Published 18 months ago by S. Bailey
2.0 out of 5 stars Running on empty
By this point in their careers BNL had been knocking out a record every couple years, Maroon being their fifth studio album in an eight year period! Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2004 by clink
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable enough. But isn't this a bit of a sell-out?
Don't get me wrong -- I tend to suffer from New Album Syndrome. You know the thing: you hear about it in the press, look forward to getting it, build it up in your own mind and... Read more
Published on 27 April 2001 by aranwood@hotmail.com
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but no Gordon or Stunt
When I first played this album, I couldn't believe how great the first 5 tracks were. I still love them, each one is so catchy and upbeat - 'Too Little Too Late' and 'Pinch Me'... Read more
Published on 8 April 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars My Desert Island Disk
At first I didn't really appreciate the sheer quality of this album and the summary by Amazon does not do it justice. The album is chock full of BNL style... Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars No home should be without it.
If you have never heard of this band (or even if you have) this is essential listening. The lyrics are (almost) as riotous as Gordon and Stunt. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2001
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictably good, well-polished, but unmemorable
I've tried hard with Maroon, and Stunt to some extent, to engage with the band in the way you can seeing them live. To me, good lyrics need a memorable tune to carry them. Read more
Published on 6 Dec 2000
2.0 out of 5 stars Not bad just Dull
This album was dissapointing. As a fan of the 'ladies this was a shock as Stunt had been great. All the weirdness, like the invisible rapping in the background had gonne & all... Read more
Published on 3 Dec 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
As a great fan of the Barenaked Ladies, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this album. It didn't dissapoint - there are some truly great songs here, scuh as Off The Hook, Never Do... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2000 by thomasash@hotmail.com
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