Bruno Mars
Doo-Wops & Hooligans


1.5
very poor

Review

by Fortheloveofmusic USER (6 Reviews)
June 9th, 2011 | 118 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Today I don't feel like doing anything, I'm just gonna bash in my head.

The above summary is how I feel whenever I hear Bruno Mars. I have to admit, when if first heard "Just The Way You Are" I kind of liked it. It was a nice change of pace to what I normally hear on the radio. But then, I kept hearing it over and over again, and I ended up hating the song with a passion. And that ruined the one of the few highlight songs on the album.

To be fair, Bruno Mars does have a unique take on pop music. He adds, as implied in the title, a doo-wop, swing sound, and in some cases reggae, to it that seems almost unique to the radio. But that unique sound is ruined by the fact that every single song sounds almost the exact same. "Our First Time" and "Liquor Store Blues" two of the more reggae songs have almost the same music and beat. If not for the guest appearance by Damien Marley in "Liquor Store Blues" the songs could easily be mistaken for each other. Speaking of the guest appearance by Damien Marley, that guest appearance and the appearances by Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. on the closer "The Other Side" are saving graces on the album, thanks to Bruno's whiny tenor voice that if listened to for long doses of time can get on your nerves and then eventually bore you to tears. It's so high pitched and whiny it can annoy you after the first two songs, where he uses his falsetto to raise his already high voice even higher.

The lyrics are an entirely different story. They're embarrassingly bad. Almost every cliché that can be thought of his used at some point on this CD. Take "Count On Me" for example. The lyrics are almost a complete rip off of The Plain White T's "1, 2, 3, 4,". Now first of all, the Plain White T's song was already filled with generic lyrics, and Bruno just adds more to it. "You can count on me like one, two, three/I'll be there and I know when I need it/I can count on you like four, three, two." There's the counting of "1, 2, 3, 4" with and added in "I'll be there" that I'm sure nobody has ever heard. Grenade is another example of a song that seems like Bruno just picked clichés out of a hat. "I'd catch a grenade for ya/Throw my hand on a blade for ya/I'd jump in front of a train for ya/You know I'd do anything for ya." He'd apparently do anything for her besides be original. And finally, easily the worst song on the album, "The Lazy Song." song about not doing anything besides dancing, having sex, getting naked for no good reason, and "throwing my hands in my pants." Bruno has a very interesting life.

If only Bruno could've taken his skill at creating catchy hooks and done something original. He obviously has potential, as is obvious from "The Other Side." People obviously like his style and his songs will be stuck in your head for days. If he expands on these talents and creates something that is unlike anything heard on the radio, he could be around to stay for a while. Whether that's a bad thing or not.


user ratings (198)
Chart.
2.4
average

Comments:Add a Comment 
Fortheloveofmusic
June 9th 2011


491 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

My first negative review.

I really can't write a conclusion

taylormemer
June 9th 2011


4917 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

See this review really could work if you sounded completely convincing. Half the time you do, the other half you don't.

Fortheloveofmusic
June 9th 2011


491 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Yeah, I had a couple friends check it over, and they said the same thing. I tried to fix it, but they just kept saying that it was like that

Drsmith4
June 9th 2011


1715 Comments


B.o.B is a saving grace? I'll stab this guy in his goddamn esophagus.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
June 9th 2011


3768 Comments


A girl told me I looked like this guy once. Was unsure if I was flattered or insulted.

Drsmith4
June 9th 2011


1715 Comments


That's an insult, bro. sry4hnsty

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
June 9th 2011


3768 Comments


's okay she was cute so its all good

taylormemer
June 9th 2011


4917 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The question is, did anything eventuate?

DiceMan
June 9th 2011


7068 Comments


that summary is cringeworthy

Fortheloveofmusic
June 9th 2011


491 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"The question is, did anything eventuate?"

Is that to me or the guy that looks like Bruno Mars? Cause if it's for me, I think this version of the review is alt better than my original. At least, I hope it is

taylormemer
June 9th 2011


4917 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No, it wasn't for you.

botb
June 9th 2011


9689 Comments


i didn't think this was THAT bad

Tyrael
June 9th 2011


20885 Comments


Yes it was.

Digging: Darkspace - Dark Space III I

AggravatedYeti
June 9th 2011


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this kid is so annoying.

DonniSharK
June 9th 2011


466 Comments


Grenade is a fantastic pop song. The rest of this album...
"do not want"

WeepingBanana
June 9th 2011


10159 Comments


i'll crash that fuckin airplane that that faggot nigga b.o.b. was in and stab bruno mars in his god damn esophagus and won't stop till the cops come in

RosaParks
June 9th 2011


14914 Comments


ok
tyler the creator references, "the in-thing"

KeithStone582
June 9th 2011


1480 Comments


I'm a overachiever.

YetAnotherBrick
June 9th 2011


4453 Comments


guys, it's not goddam esophagus, it's GOT DAM esophagus.

tkxxx7
June 9th 2011


6153 Comments


hating the song with a passion


isn't hate already a passionate enough emotion

hell , the food i'm eating is edible



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy