The singles from Bruno Mars‘ Unorthodox Jukebox (out December 11) marked a clear shift in Mars’ career. He was no longer biting the styles and sounds that make your grandparents and little sister rave about him equally. He’s now pillaging glossier, more bombastic genres, channeling everyone from Michael Jackson (“Moonshine”) to The Police (“Locked Out Of Heaven”). Mars is streaming the album today (December 4), and it is one slick record, with lots of sex and booze and energy. The crunchy guitars and animalistic desire on “Gorilla” is equal parts Prince and hair metal. ”Treasure” may have come straight off those Pure Funk compilations. And on “Show Me,” Bruno tries his hand at reggae, even with the accent. Stream the full album over here (get this, it’s a virtual jukebox).
Bruno Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’: Stream The Full Album
Dec 4th, 2012 // Comment