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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 Smeez...Read more
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BRUNO MARS ( BRAND NEW CD ) DOO-WOPS & AND HOOLIGANS
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Track Listing
1. Grenade
2. Just The Way You Are
2. Just the Way You Are
3. Our First Time
4. Runaway Baby
5. The Lazy Song
5. The Lazy Song
6. Marry You
7. Talking To The Moon
7. Talking To the Moon
8. Liquor Store Blues
9. Count On Me
10. The Other Side
10. The Other Side
11. Somewhere In Brooklyn
12. Talking To The Moon
12. Talking To The Moon (Acoustic Piano Version/Bonus Track)

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Number of CDs:1
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
EAN:0075678833250

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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. When he turns up the volume and boosts the tempo, however, the album suffers a little. "Runaway Baby" is a pretty cheesy rocker, suffering from clich d lyrics and production. Faring better thanks to some dynamics and nuanced production is the pleasantly silly "Marry You." (The less said about the over-the-top "Grenade," the better.) 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. As it is, Doo-Wops & Hooligans is an uneven debut that shows why Mars is likeable and popular, but doesn t tap into his full potential as a writer or producer.

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perfect for winter

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Created: 07/11/11
Having heard little bits of Hawaiian-born American singer Bruno Mars here and there on Youtube (enough to remember him), I saw this in the supermarket today and took a gamble on it. Glad I did! ... It's not my usual thing (I'm more into Ska, Rock and Indie), but I took an instant warm to "Doo-Wops and Hooligans".

I suppose, given his LA/Hawaii roots, his musical style is somewhat understandable: from the first track, my room filled with an uplifting (and stylish) mixture of breezy, summery pop (lightly influenced by cool, urban reggae -- though it's more pop than anything). Bruno's soft (lightly falsetto) voice is perfectly matched with his cool-beats and Caribbean-toned music. It feels like you should be listening to this on a hammock with a glass of coconut juice and crashing waves beside you ))

The songs are a blissful mixture of sunny romantic ballads and lazy chillout tracks. Personal highlights, are the addictive opener "Grenade" the appropriately titled (and infectiously inspirational) toe-tapper "The Lazy Song" ("Today I don't feel like doing any-thing...") and the moving "Count on Me". That said, though, there isn't any really any filler on the album: due to the style it's just perfect for kicking off your shoes and lying down with a of cuppa ))! My only ("slight") niggle, is that track 2 "Just The Way You Are" sounds very similar to Alicia Keys "Doesn't Mean Anything" (Element of Freedom). So close as to be little more than a complete rip-off!....(Search out the mash-ups online, they fit almost perfectly!)

Quibble aside you can't really go wrong with this album. If you like lazy, chilled-out, uplifting music go out and get it -- it's the perfect tonic for all those blue, wintry days.
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Well worth a listen

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Created: 13/10/11
I bought this CD because there was one track on it that I wanted (Grenade) and I think CD singles are a waste of money.
What a surprise when I discovered that, after playing it, I loved every single track - not often you can say that!!!
I particularly like "Marry You" & "Somewhere In Brooklyn" but as I said every track is great.
Bruno has such a distinctive, smooth voice and I found it easy to tell every word he sang unlike some other artists.
All in all well worth evry penny spent.
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Excellent Album

Created: 16/05/11
The Album is really good iv only hear a couple tracks over the radio, but decided to buy it to see what the rest of his songs were like and they dont disapoint, i havent turned it off yet and from this seller was cheaper than alot of other sites i would normally go to for CDs. overall i love this cd and now a few family memebers and friends are buying it too.
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a cheerful album that will put a smile on your face.

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Created: 07/09/11
I love this album, every song is great and doesn't leave me wanting to skip through! my fave tracks are 4, 8 and 10. the colab. with Ceelo Green is a belter and a fave song of mine at the moment! i have this cd on repeat in the car on the way to work and it never fails to cheer me up.
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recommended

Created: 20/03/11
Fantastic cd, one of a kind. I really love the fact that Bruno Mars can actually sing and write his own songs, it seems to me that he is one of but a few. I just can't stand these manifactured singers that we have to put up with. I decided to buy this cd after seeing Bruno Mars sing on a recent tv chat show and being really impressed.
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