Doo - Wops & Hooligans
Doo - Wops & Hooligans
by Bruno Mars
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Record Label: Warner
Catalog#: I1 CD92184
Calling all doo - wops & hooligans! Experience the widely anticipated debut album from hitmaker Bruno Mars. Includes 'Just The Way You Are,' 'Grenade,' 'Count On Me,' and more. For more information visit brunomars.com
|Audio CD Release Date:||October 05, 2010|
|Number Of Discs:||1|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 408 reviews|
|2. ||Just The Way You Are|
|3. ||Our First Time|
|4. ||Runaway Baby|
|5. ||The Lazy Song|
|6. ||Marry You|
|7. ||Talking To The Moon|
|8. ||Liquor Store Blues (Feat. Damian Marley)|
|9. ||Count On Me|
|10. ||The Other Side (Feat Cee Lo Green & B.o.B)|
|Average Customer Review: ( 408 customer reviews )
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60 of 66 found the following review helpful:
Incredible Feb 15, 2011
By Shawn Severse
I am a 63 yr old guy who was raised on rock n roll. Pop has never been anything i really cared for, Reggae bores me after a single stanza and anything even remotely close to hip hop, well, don't get me started . From the very first notes of Grenade i was hooked. I bought the CD and haven't listened to another damned thing for 2 weeks. There is nothing on this CD that i DON'T like. I am now a died in the wool damn the torpedoes and full on Bruno Mars afficianado. The lyrics the beats and tempo's just grab me and hold on. Don't take my word for it though. Go guy it now!
78 of 88 found the following review helpful:
SKYROCKETS to the Top! Oct 05, 2010
By Music lover "tom"
It was B.O.B's mega hit "Nothin on You" where I was first introduced to the incredibly gifted Bruno Mars. The hook he sung made a lasting impression... On Doo-Wops and Hooligans, Bruno shows the world not only his incredible vocal range but the strength of his song-writting and versatility as a muscian. He plays most of the instruments himself.
The result: Ten great songs with at least three sure fire hit singles. Those being the current r'n'b flavored hit "Just the Way you are", "Grenade" (his latest release) and "Count on Me." There are even two collaborations. One a reggae styled duet with Damien Marley and the other with Cee Lo and B.O.B
If you love Usher, Outkast, John Legend then pick this cd up. Bruno's voice and style is totally unique. You can't put it into any one box. Here's hoping that this is the first of many cds in a long and promising career...
The one regret: at 35 minutes, the album is far too short. Why not have included "Somewhere in Brookyn" or even a second remix of "Just the Way you are"?
UPDATE: Since my initial review Amazon now sells the SPECIAL EDITION CD which is called the Oz or Australian Tour version. It contains the same bonus tracks featured on the Japan-only release.
Here you have all 10 of the original tracks plus the following 6 bonus ones. These being:
1- Just the way you are (remix ft. Lupe Fiasco)
2- Somewhere in Brooklyn (previously only available as a digital download)
3- Talking to the moon (acoustic piano version)
4 - Just the way you are (Walmart Soundcheck version that was recorded in front of a select audience in Las Vegas)
5 - Grenade (Walmart Soundtrack version also from Las Vegas)
6 - The other side (Walmart Soundtrack version live from Las Vegas)
The live tracks illustrate just what a talented singer and band Bruno has and will bring a great smile to you upon listening to them. I know that the price is a bit steep but for you diehards this is the definitive version of Bruno's multi-platinum debut album!
I can hardly wait for his latest single "It will rain" that is slated to be on the Twillight's Breaking Dawn soundtrack slated for release this November.
39 of 43 found the following review helpful:
Instant Classic Oct 08, 2010
"Both Eyes Closed, see what u don't hear what u can't"
Bruno Mars literally sprung up out of nowhere this year when he appeared on B.O.B.'s hit single Nothin On You. He had an undeniably smooth voice with a unique quality that made him instantly likable. I will admit that Bruno Mars does show flashes of Michael Jackson in his voice in the same type of way that Ne-Yo has some shades of MJ in his voice. This is not to say he sings or sounds like Michael, just that certain notes he hits reminds of the late great. However that little quality did not cause me to overrate this album. Bruno Mars is extremely talented and is a star waiting to happen.
Having also appeared on Travie McCoy's successful single Billionaire as well as helping produce the magnificent Cee-Lo Green single "F You", Bruno finally drops his much anticipated album. Earlier he released a 4 song EP "Its Better If You Don't Understand" which was a great record. However, 3 of those 4 songs made it to his debut album Doo Wops & Hooligans. That would not be so bad if the album was longer than 10 tracks. It's still not really a problem since the album is filled with great songs. The single Just The Way You Are is 5 stars all the way as well as Grenade, Talking To The Moon and Lazy Song. Bruno Mars mixes soul with reggae and pop but does so effortlessly and with such style and grace. Vocally he's one of the best male singers to emerge in quite a while and the production is timeless. The lyrics are original and sung with passion. Cee-Lo Green, B.O.B., and Damian Marley make cameos but Bruno was not outshined on his own project.
Doo Wops & Hooligans is easily one of the better albums of the year. I'd rank it up there with Janelle Monae, Nneka, and Corinne Bailey Rae's efforts. It's unfortunate that Bruno Mars has encountered a bit of trouble as this album was released but it's easy to see he has the talent to be a cornerstone in music for years to come. 5 stars.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
LOVE IT! Nov 17, 2010
I'd heard Just the Way You Are so I figured I'd try out the CD. Some reviews I read were mediocre, but personally, I LOVE this CD. I listen to it all the time and there's really no songs that I dislike. I'd pretty much 100% recommend it.
10 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Bruno Mars' is AWESOME!!! Oct 07, 2010
I just finished listening to the Bruno Mars CD and absolutely love it! Bruno Mars' music is so different from most of the stuff pounding through the speakers these days. His music allows you to feel good. It is one of those CD's that you put in while driving home after a stressful day at work. It is a toe tapping, finger snapping sensation. My kids can actually listen to Mars' CD from beginning to end without me saying "WHOA, What did they just say?"
My 9 year-old actually got me hooked on Bruno Mars when he introduced me to the catchy Billionaire song that he was featured on. Mars' music reminds of India Irie because his lyrics are honest, well thought out and rythmic.
The only downside I found was that the CD only has 10 songs. I really would have enjoyed to hear 3 or 4 more. I played it three times in a row becuase of it was so short. Overall, I love this CD! Keep up the good work!
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