Maroon 5 It Won't Be Long Before SoonIt’s already been five years since the 10x platinum ‘Songs About Jane’. Maroon 5 has released their much-anticipated sophomore album today with a sexier and stronger edge. The band has pulled from Prince, Michael Jackson and Taking Heads as inspiration – the result? George Clinton funk meets George Michael pop. Definitely worth a listen.

What this means to you: Aggressive, upbeat and pounding. Amen.

Cost: $10 @ Amazon or $12 on iTunes.

GP GiveawayWIN THIS CD!: We’ve got an advanced copy of the Maroon 5 CD sitting here that we’re giving away to one of our readers. All you have to do is tell us that you want it. Yeah, it’s that simple – just the way we like it. Click through for the link to enter the ridiculously easy giveaway.

UPDATE: We’ve got a winner! – Phillip E. from Montgomery, AL. congratulations on the win! Keep reading GP and checking back for more simple give aways. Oh, and thanks to Best Buy for the advance copy for review.

Just send an e-mail to giveaway@gearpatrol.com [e-mail link] with the subject “I Want Maroon 5″ and your full name in the body (so we know who we’re giving it to). We’ll randomly select an e-mail from the submissions and announce a winner on Friday. You can enter once a day from now through Friday. One lousy e-mail for a shot at a free CD, so what’s not to lose.

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