Today I will be reviewing the one and only Bruno Mars. This is the follow-up album to the huge mega hit that is Doo-Wops and Hooligans, which I absolutely loved! Now let's get into it my music monkeys! (yeah you like that my bitches, it what I call my followers!)
Unorthodox Jukebox is Bruno Mars second album and well what can I say it starts with the song 'Young Girls' which is a homage to young girls everywhere including these lyrics, "all you young wild girls, you'll be the death of me" I wouldn't mind dying with lots of young wild girls around me, hell couldn't think of a better way to go! Anyway I digress this is a great catchy first song and sung with that special voice of his and I especially can relate to the lyrics of a sex addict who can't get enough of young girls, it's like you are writing about my life story.
The next single is 'Locked Out Of Heaven' and this song is easily a killer song, with a music score that harks back to the seventies but is pure fucking awesome! and Bruno's voice packs a real punch on this song, easily the stand-out track for me.
The next song is 'Gorilla' really Bruno Gorillas please those things can't even hunt and the lyrics "You and me, baby, making love like gorillas!" seriously they haven't even evolved enough, anyway it is a good song quite explicit but it is the twenty-first century. I do like it.
We then move onto 'Treasure' which is a massive disco number and it suits Bruno so much I do love these disco inspired songs they rock hard and it is nice to Bruno can really pull it off, it has everything a good disco song should have, great music, and lyrics that are sexually suggestive, this song is pure disco awesomeness. The next song is 'Moonshine' this song has a real retro feel that I can't quite place, it is a song that is so sugary sweet in the way it's sung you can't help but like it.
We move onto 'When I was your Man' is Bruno Mars baring his soul for all to see, it deals with a break-up so it is a lament, and it is delivered the way only Bruno Mars can, with soul and substance and it seems very believable an awesome piano ballad that makes you want to hold your lighter up in the air.
The next song is 'Natalie' which is another lament but the flip side, a money hungry bitch that ran off with all his money, yeah I'd be pissed to i think the lesson to this is don't date anyone named Natalie. it is a good song and again showcases Bruno Mars versatility as a singer, has a great musically score as well.
We then get a glimpse of Bruno's Hawaiian influences with this piece of island music that rocks! The music is so breezy and cool, with some reggae beats that makes this song one of the stand out tracks on the album
'Money Make Her Smile' is to my knowledge about a whore, don't we love them, hey at least they're honest, I especially like the lyrics - "music make her dance and money make her smile" simple but oh so true! This song is by far the most experimental song on the album. The last track is quite short and has Bruno returning to his Doo-wops and Hooligans style and it is a great way to finish.
All up this album is a cracking second album for Bruno and is a real showcase of his talent and versatility as a singer, musician and songwriter. I am giving it four and a half shots of whiskey out of five, as I love when a singer does something that is completely different, I mean seriously who wants to listen to another album that is the same as the first, not me and that's what makes this album so great, Bruno has grown and so too has his music, so help an artist that doesn't give you the same old crap out and go out and get the is album my bitches
and until next week Peace Out!