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Review: Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

By River Reporter Dec 6, 2012

Kiran Dhiman

Pop sensation Bruno Mars is currently making the final tweaks to his highly- awaited second-studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

Once again this dimpled-cutie shows us that looks can be deceiving. 

The calculated hit-making machine, made an amazing record-breaking return back to the charts with his first single Locked out of Heaven from the new album.

With his bold downplaying of euphemisms, Mars cries: “your sex takes me to paradise” and the upbeat tempo and melodious chorus is highly infectious.

A seductive cocktail of soul, vintage rock n’r oll and plenty of background moans of “Ooooh!” fans will not be disappointed.

For those who love Mars’ R&B and ballad roots, his track Young Girls, has a laid back soul sound that will definitely be a hit with his fans.

In addition, his continued production of beautifully played piano and solid vocals illuminates his eternal hunt for the perfect lady as he croons: “Oh I still dream of a simple life”. However, not as catchy as his usual beats, the retro style and nice melody is what make this song what it is.

Furthermore, just when it seemed Mars had taken a slight slip, the 25-year-old Hawaiian, continues to surprise the nation with his song, Moonshine.

A step back from his usual theatrical-romantic schmaltz, Mars presents us with a groovy and funky 80s inspired track which is heavily reminiscent of ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson.

Even though, Mars cannot stay away from his lovey-dovey lyrics, ‘your love it makes me come alive / Take us to that special place’, the sweet lyrics mixed with snappy beats, Moonshine, is sure to be a favourite.

With eight other tracks that are still under wraps, Mars is on the right track towards another amazing album to add to his success.

Unorthodox Jukebox will be available to purchase for £8.99 from iTunes or Amazon on December 11th

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