An icy-hot blend of electro-funk and blue-eyed soul that works its cruel streak with the confidence of Daniel Craig's James Bond.
There's not a lot to fall deeply in love with here, but Levine and crew understand the importance of packing as much thrill as possible into each tryst, leaving you with mostly good feelings and no lasting emotional scars.
The only surprising thing about It Won't Be Soon Before Long is its complete avoidance of sophomore slump.
The only misstep is frontman Adam Levine's raunchy lyrics. [Jun 2007, p.94]
The slick, hyperproduced "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" is a set of 12 potential hits, all mashes of groove and guitar firepower. [26 May 2007]