Doo Wops & Hooligans [Bonus Tracks]

Doo Wops & Hooligans [Bonus Tracks]

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by Bruno Mars
     
 

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Bruno Mars was riding high when his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in late 2010. He was also writing songs as part of the successful production team the Smeezingtons, and doing some hook singing (for huge hits by Travie McCoy and B.o.B.), Mars seemed to

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Bruno Mars was riding high when his first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, was released in late 2010. He was also writing songs as part of the successful production team the Smeezingtons, and doing some hook singing (for huge hits by Travie McCoy and B.o.B.), Mars seemed to dominate the radio and charts. Indeed, the first single from the album, the lushly romantic "Just the Way You Are," was topping the singles chart. For the album, Mars worked with a large team of songwriters and producers, but still managed to come up with a record that sounds like it was written and recorded on a warm, sleepy summer Sunday afternoon. The intimate and relaxed feel can be traced to two factors; one, Mars mostly played all the instruments himself, and two, his voice is the kind of smooth instrument that slips into your ear like honey. Most of the tracks on Doo-Wops capture this laid-back groove, especially "The Lazy Song" and the reggaefied midnight love jam "Our First Time." Mars barely raises a sweat on these tracks, cruising in low gear but with a very likeable style. It's not very deep and it's not poetry, but sweetly played and sung songs like "Count on Me" or "Just the Way You Are" project a cuddly image and will melt hearts from tweens to old folks. The only glimpse of Mars as something more than an innocuous charmer is on the song that ends the album. "The Other Side" features Cee Lo Green and B.o.B. and has the most complicated melody, and the best production and singing; it sounds like the only song that Mars truly invested with some soul and grit. It was also recorded way before the rest of the album, and featured on the EP that came out earlier in 2010. It points to a direction Mars could have taken with the album but didn't. [Doo-Wops was also released with two bonus tracks, "Somewhere in Brooklyn" and an acoustic piano oversion of "Talking to the Moon."]

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0075678833250
catalogNumber:
7883325
Rank:
27419

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruno Mars   Primary Artist
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Drums
DJ Dizzy   scratching

Technical Credits

Damian "Junior Gong" Marley   Composer
Andrew Wyatt   Composer
Mike Caren   Composer
Mitchum Chin   Composer
Michelle Piza   Package Manager
Needlz   Producer
Kaveh Rastegar   Composer
Jeff Bhasker   Composer
Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin Quee   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Claude Kelly   Composer
K'NAAN   Composer
Ari Levine   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Nick Bilardello   Art Direction
Bruno Mars   Composer,Instrumentation
Khari Cain   Composer
Philip Lawrence   Composer
J. Wicks   Composer
Smeezingtons   Producer,Executive Producer
Brody Brown   Composer,Instrumentation
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Thomas Pentz   Composer
Albert Winkler   Composer
Khalil Walton   Composer
Jeremy Ruzmma   Composer
Bobby Ray Simmons   Composer

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Doo-Wops & Hooligans 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Lady-Love-Music More than 1 year ago
I love this CD so much it is unbeleivable. One of the few CDs that I can listen to straight through without skipping over songs. Bruno Mars is really a great talent who I hope sticks around a long time. Very deserving of his Grammy nominations.
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It's alright if you don't mind some inappropriateness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I heard the song just the way you are on the radio and I found out bruno mars sings that song I had the check out this album to see what bruno mars is like. Bruno mars is an excellent singer with very good talent, all of his songs on this cd are fun to listen to and are relaxing when having a bad day. I love you bruno mars, you rock!
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