Bruno Mars - Fuck-ups and Hooligans
Bruno Mars has gone from a semi-famous artist to a superstar within the year. After standing behind other performers, he slowly made a name for himself before releasing his album Doo-Wops & Hooligans
The first time I ever heard of Bruno Mars (real name Peter Gene Hernandez) was around one year ago when the song Billionaire was played 24/7 on the radio. It's not a bad song, I actually like it, but there was one thing that really annoyed me, and still do. Why the fuck is it Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars and not the otherway around? Now you might think that "well it must have been Travis producers that made the song". Well you are actually wrong, since Bruno himself wrote that song all by himself. Im guessing that at the time Bruno Mars wasn't famous enough to be able to "hire" McCoy, so he sold the song and was lucky enough to be on it. I think that Bruno Mars should have gotten most of the credit, not that bizarre looking Travie. Next time we all heard Bruno Mars was on the song Nothin' on you with B.o.B. A song I can't stand listening to because of B.o.B's extremely annoying singing: "Not-not-not-not-not-on- you baaabe".
So eventually Bruno had enough of a steady ground to release an album of his own. The albums name is Doo-Wops & Hooligans. However, I think a more suitable title would be Fuck-ups & Hooligans.
Most of the songs are so cheesy, they give the term a new meaning. I'm certain that the songs Grenade and Just the way you are, are simply "designed" to match the mainstream music taste. The text appeals to millions of teenage girls who can't get enough of the line "When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change, 'cus your amazing just the way you are.
One or two songs are not so bad actually, but of course, those songs are not the ones you hear on the radio. Runaway baby is a fast tempo, catchy song. More of those please! The Lazy song is a very Jason Mraz-ish, although I place the lyrics in the cheesy shelf. It's a decent track with your typical up-stroke island guitar. When the album reaches the track Merry you, it hits rock bottom. With wedding bells in the background, Bruno Mars gets down on one knee and proposes to you.
To listen to Bruno Mars latest album is like looking at one of Hitler's paintings. They are pretty and all, but you simply know that there's just something wrong.