Bruno Mars is a musical renaissance man with an ear for current trends and fluent in old-school methods of songwriting and production. "Just the Way You Are," "Talking to the Moon," and "Our First Time" are suave slices of R&B/pop with finely-honed hooks. Stretching out further, he dives into a ’60-style soul rave-up (“Runaway Baby”), has a fling with classic summertime pop (“Marry You”), and delivers an anthemic ballad with the album's biggest hit, "Grenade." Mars handles the instrumental duties as well as the lead vocals, bringing a unified feel to this eclectic and delightful album.
Just the Way You Are
Our First Time
The Lazy Song
Talking to the Moon
Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damian Marley)
Count On Me
The Other Side (feat. CeeLo Green and B.o.B)
10 SONGS, 35 MINUTES
OCTOBER 5, 2010
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