14 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time Mark Ronson released his second album, his gold-tier production chops had been established by the retro-soul coating he’d applied to Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. On this collection of playfully inventive covers, the pair unites again, turning The Zutons’ “Valerie” from bluesy rock into emotive, shining soul. That and other UK chart-scaling singles—including reworkings of Kaiser Chiefs’ “Oh My God” and The Smiths' “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before,” starring Lily Allen and Daniel Merriweather, respectively—affirm his Midas touch. But the album’s less-celebrated tracks just as effectively showcase the imagination and craft that have served him so well in subsequent years. The Jam’s “Pretty Green” burns vividly after being doused in dance-punk and Santigold’s punchy vocals, and with Robbie Williams adding new emotional bite, The Charlatans’ “The Only One I Know” is transformed from a baggy anthem into a Northern soul stomper.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time Mark Ronson released his second album, his gold-tier production chops had been established by the retro-soul coating he’d applied to Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black. On this collection of playfully inventive covers, the pair unites again, turning The Zutons’ “Valerie” from bluesy rock into emotive, shining soul. That and other UK chart-scaling singles—including reworkings of Kaiser Chiefs’ “Oh My God” and The Smiths' “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before,” starring Lily Allen and Daniel Merriweather, respectively—affirm his Midas touch. But the album’s less-celebrated tracks just as effectively showcase the imagination and craft that have served him so well in subsequent years. The Jam’s “Pretty Green” burns vividly after being doused in dance-punk and Santigold’s punchy vocals, and with Robbie Williams adding new emotional bite, The Charlatans’ “The Only One I Know” is transformed from a baggy anthem into a Northern soul stomper.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

crazychrisr ,

Finally clean!

1. "God Put a Smile On Your Face" - 4/5 - good upbeat song
2. "Oh My God" - 5/5 - One of my favorites on this album
3. "Stop Me" - 5/5 - The first single, my personal favorite
4. "Toxic" - 1/5 - I dont realy like this song, i dont know why i just don't, oringinal is Way better
5. "Valerie" - 5/5 - A little repetative with valerie but still a GREAT song!
6. "Apply Some Pressure" - 2/5 - Here is where the album starts to decline
7. "Inversion" - 2/5 - Basically the same as diversion and out version, they all have the same tune
8. "Pretty Green - 1/5 - REALY BAD
9. "Just" - 2/5 - ...
10. "Amy" - 4/5 - This I would think would be in the upper part of the album, the better side
11. "The Only One I Know" - 2/5 - and then we back to the bad side of the album
12 "Diversion" - 2/5 - ...
13. "L.S.F. (Version Revisited) - 2/5 - ...
14.. "Outversion" - 3/5 - this song closes the album it is one of the better songs on the second half :-)

POPjunkie ,

Put a smile on my face

Not knowing anything about Mark Ronson prior to sampling this album I have to say I'm floored! It's an amazing mix of 60's-esqu electro pop with the occasional hip-hop edge.

Great artist's featured and there really isn't a bad track. And I never say that. This is the perfect album to add to your summer playlist. Roll down the windows and play it LOUD.

fify/adorability ,

In Love With This Album

I love love love this album! I looked up the originials of the songs he revamped and rewired and found hardly any similarties (and that was awesome) besides lyrics and meleody. Mark Ronson does no tributes to anyone... This cd rocks with the blazing horns and infectious melodies and with help from his celeb friends ties this all together and makes it wicked. His dj style is unique and is showcased throughout the whole album. Like it... Buy it... Love it (always on repeat)... never get tired of it. All in that order.

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