Label: Warner Music
Reviewed by: Raa Daddy
The singer/songwriter explosion of 2010 birthed a whole new breed of musician. Leading the pack is one man and his name is Bruno. Working in the background for years writing and producing hits for others, Bruno Mars decided it was time to step out from behind the boards and place himself where he belongs...in the spotlight. The set-up was perfect, guest on two hit singles at once (Nothin' On You and Billionaire) and ignite the flame for the ensuing firestorm. Bruno is a one of a kind talent whose voice resonates with music lovers of any age and demographic. Musically he is untouchable. Lyrically he's tight. The love he gets from fans and peers alike helped eclipse his recent personal snafus, helping him brush his shoulders off and move on to the task at hand - making incredible music. If you liked Travie McCoy's album Lazarus, you'll love this one too. Feel good jams like Marry You and Runaway Baby will get your endporhins racing, while thought-provoking numbers like Grenade and Talking To The Moon itch for the repeat button. Bruno's musical influences run deep as evidenced by the sonic diversity throughout the project. With a debut like Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Bruno Mars should have a long career ahead of him.