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ITEM# 13043822
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    Bruno Mars was riding high when his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in late 2010. He was also writing songs as part of the successful production team the Smeezingtons, and doing some hook singing (for huge hits by Travie McCoy and B.o.B.), Mars seemed to dominate the radio and charts. Indeed, the first single from the album, the lushly romantic "Just the Way You Are," was topping the singles chart. For the album, Mars worked with a large team of songwriters and producers, but still managed to come up with a record that sounds like it was written and recorded on a warm, sleepy summer Sunday afternoon. The intimate and relaxed feel can be traced to two factors; one, Mars mostly played all the instruments himself, and two, his voice is the kind of smooth instrument that slips into your ear like honey. Most of the tracks on Doo-Wops capture this laid-back groove, especially "The Lazy Song" and the reggaefied midnight love jam "Our First Time." Mars barely raises a sweat on these tracks, cruising in low gear but with a very likeable style. It's not very deep and it's not poetry, but sweetly played and sung songs like "Count on Me" or "Just the Way You Are" project a cuddly image and will melt hearts from tweens to old folks. The only glimpse of Mars as something more than an innocuous charmer is on the song that ends the album. "The Other Side" features Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. and has the most complicated melody, and the best production and singing; it sounds like the only song that Mars truly invested with some soul and grit. It was also recorded way before the rest of the album, and featured on the EP that came out earlier in 2010. It points to a direction Mars could have taken with the album but didn't. ~ Tim Sendra


    UPC 075678912153
    Runtime 35 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Label Atlantic Records
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Grenade
    • 2. Just the Way You Are
    • 3. Our First Time
    • 4. Runaway Baby
    • 5. Lazy Song, The
    • 6. Marry You
    • 7. Talking to the Moon
    • 8. Liquor Store Blues - (featuring Damian "Junior Gong" Marley)
    • 9. Count on Me
    • 10. Other Side, The - (featuring B.O.B./Cee Lo Green)
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Mars, Bruno
    Dimensions 6.0x4.0x0.5
    Country of Origin United States

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      I bought this CD for my neice for Christmas, not knowing who Bruno Mars was. Then I started hearing his stuff and fell in love with his music. Seeing him perform on the Grammys just confirmed what a rising star he is. The CD is great, lots of big hits. It's funky, fun and upbeat. Vocals are smooth and the music is addicting. The CD arrived quickly, in it's original packaging and with no damage to the case, which was my only concern with making this purchase on-line. I'm definitely glad I maade the decision to buy it from Overstock. The price was great and I got free shipping with my membership, plus the rewards. Can't beat that!

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      Great CD. Couldn't get in my in my local store that I shop. Glad Overstock had it! Saved time & money by not having to drive from store to store.

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      This album is going to be classic status in a few years.

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      What's not to love about Bruno Mars??

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      If you are a fan of Bruno Mars, you will enjoy this. It is alternate music leaning towards easy listening. Good music with which to relax.

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      well it was a gift to my nephew....but i loved lazy day

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      I have yet to recieve my purchase this is ridiculous it was shipped on the sixth yet i have not received it where is it it is a gift i will never shop ever again

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