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With the Thrills. Monday, April 18, at the Wolstein Center.

There's so much wrong with pop-soul slicksters Maroon 5's Songs About Jane -- which, after an inconspicuous release in June 2002, has become a Grammy-winning, multiplatinum hit -- that it actually ends up kind of right. For starters, singer-guitarist Adam Levine sings in a pinched, blue-eyed tenor that shouldn't indicate much more than fussy Hollywood petulance; yet on "This Love" and "She Will Be Loved," he works the instrument to dig into the itchy white-boy anxiety that surprisingly undergirds Jane's tunes. Ditto the rest of the band, who overwork their rehearsal-room chops -- lots of gratuitous wah-wah, tasteful cymbal splashes, and oatmeal keyboards -- but end up saying something semi-meaningful about the dubious efficacy of rehearsal-room chops.

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