Rated : (I can't get no) Satisfaction
After 2 years of his debut album Bruno Mars is back with an album that sounds like a very good version of N*sync with better voice and more "fun" tunes. The problem is the album is too dull and has nothing really astonishing.
Well this album starts with a bit of surprising song 'Young Girls' that is a little change from previous album and annoying singles but from that it stays plain, all go lineal nothing goes out from a very safe ways.Yes it does have a lovely vintage sound like end of the 70's and late 80's a mixed with funk and rock and roll, blended with classic R&B, soul, and reggae Bruno Mars style, which could sound interesting but is not that great. The Album Is in a very party mood but songs are too long and When I 'Was Your Man' , song, managed to give it a break but then the same boring stuff start over again.
All influences are very marked in the record, and goes too far, something like he's making a tribute to past times. It is knew that he worked with Mark Ronson but almost every song sound like the Amy Winehouse version of 'Valerie'. The Album has also too much elements of Michael Jackson which is good but sometimes sounds too imitating,hear 'Natalie'.
The record is not that bad but is really boring, if we talk about that it doesn't moves forward from first 3 songs it stays dull and songs are far too long , so it needed to have continuity but not to be the same song over and over again. Has it bits of fun but nothing exiting and something that says "this is Bruno Mars" is missing.
To Listen: Money Make Her Smile, Natalie, Young Girls
Avoid: Show Me, When I Was Your Man