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BRUNO MARS--BEST NEW ARTIST OF 2010,
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This review is from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + DVD + 2 Bonus Tracks) (Audio CD)
I'd never heard of Bruno until I saw him perform on SNL a few month ago. I was immediately taken by his looks, style and the two songs he sang ("Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade"). I bought this CD immediately and absolutely loved it! I was struck by how many different aspects of his personality the songs reveal (assuming they're at least somewhat autobiographical). In "Grenade" he's a bitter spurned lover, in "Just the Way You Are" he's an infatuated youth, in "Our First Time" he's a tentative, romantic lover, in "Runaway Baby" he's a cynical star who can have any girl he wants and throws them aside nightly. "The Lazy Song" makes me smile every time I hear it; it's an amusing, sexy take on lollygagging. The rest of the songs are equally good; there really isn't a klunker on the whole album. Bruno's voice is prolific and endearing; he may bring to mind Michael Jackson at times but his falsetto flourishes seem less artificial then Michael's. I can't wait for his next album.