13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Mario broadens his horizons with his fourth album, a dramatic effort that reaches well beyond the parameters of R&B. D.N.A. still delivers R&B in the mold of Mario’s previous work — the sweet “Thinkin’ About You” and the lustful “Ooh Baby” are two of the album’s best songs — but the bulk of the material has more in common with Beyonce and Rihanna, female powerhouses who made their biggest hits by merging R&B, club, rock, and pop music. “Soundtrack to My Broken Heart” echoes the emotional vocal and determined guitar riff of Beyonce’s “If I Was A Boy,” while “Don’t Walk Away” is a confessional breakup song akin to Rihanna’s “Rehab.” That Mario is able to inhabit the same emotional space as those female superstars says a lot about his talents as a vocalist. The singer is starting to make music with cross-genre appeal, but he also knows how to put a fresh spin on old ideas. Two of the album’s most memorable tracks —“Starlight” and “Before She Said Hi”— are classic disco rhythms made new by heavy drums and catchy hooks.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Mario broadens his horizons with his fourth album, a dramatic effort that reaches well beyond the parameters of R&B. D.N.A. still delivers R&B in the mold of Mario’s previous work — the sweet “Thinkin’ About You” and the lustful “Ooh Baby” are two of the album’s best songs — but the bulk of the material has more in common with Beyonce and Rihanna, female powerhouses who made their biggest hits by merging R&B, club, rock, and pop music. “Soundtrack to My Broken Heart” echoes the emotional vocal and determined guitar riff of Beyonce’s “If I Was A Boy,” while “Don’t Walk Away” is a confessional breakup song akin to Rihanna’s “Rehab.” That Mario is able to inhabit the same emotional space as those female superstars says a lot about his talents as a vocalist. The singer is starting to make music with cross-genre appeal, but he also knows how to put a fresh spin on old ideas. Two of the album’s most memorable tracks —“Starlight” and “Before She Said Hi”— are classic disco rhythms made new by heavy drums and catchy hooks.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Sweethearth ,

You Go Brotha!

Loved his music since "Just A Friend"! Now I have grown to love his art even more. Such powerful vocals and raw talent. I must say that "The Hardest Moment" has an MJ "She's out of my life" feel to it!

Drea Shane ,

Karismatic Poetic Acustic Urban Feel Good

Mario has did it again! This album is HOT! Still, never disappointed. Love the acustic urban vibe, it's so refreshing. And his soothing voice is the perfect combination for this tone. This is what love songs are all about! And this album has nailed it. I'm really digging on the album art too. It's so fitting. Keep up the work Mario, do not change your style. This is your niche. Continue to seperate your self from the others. And for the rest of the listeners, please take a moment and listen to the words written in this poetic album. AWESOME!

Mikelarry85 ,

Mario

Is back bigger "BALDER" and much better. i really enjoyed this album from begining to end and i would highly recommmend this album to anyone who loves good music to get this. My favourite tracks on this album are

Break up
Thinking about you
Stranded
Ooh baby
I choose you
I miss my friend
Soundtrack to my broken heart
Starlight

if you notice i have listed more than half of the tracks on this album that's just how REALLY good this album is.

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