Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CD Review: Grammy Nominated Bruno Mars' "Doo-Wop" Debut

Newcomer Bruno Mars has broken into the big time with his debut album "Doo-Wops & Hooligans." It's his voice that first grabs your attention, but he is more than just another pop singer. His song-writing brings his talents to another level. Mars wrote songs for Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Brandy, Sean Kingston, and others. He as also been nominated for seven Grammys including "Best New Artist."

His album begins with his hit #1 single "Grenade." The song's chorus is perfect for pop radio and has been compared to Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana." The album just get better with the up-tempo beats of "Just The Way You Are" which also reached #1 on the Billboard singles chart. Mars slows down for "Our First Time" which shows us his maturity in song-writing. Mars picks up his guitar and rocks out on "Runaway Baby" and finds the rock groove for "The Lazy Song." Mars also invites a few guests to help out including Damien Marley on the reggae groove of "Liquor Store Blues" and Cee Lo Green on the motown injected album closer "The Other Side."

"Doo-Wop & Hooligans" debuted at #3 on the Billboard album charts and continues to sell well. After the Grammys, Bruno Mars will be overseas selling out shows through March. Check out his website brunomars.com for tour dates, videos, merchandise and more.

1 comment:

andry yudha said...

He is such a great artist. Everybody is excited for his concerts