16th Dec2012

Album Review: Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars

by KC Claveria | Filthy Pop | Vancouver Pop Music blog

Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

Creative, inventive, and nostalgic, Bruno Mars‘ sophomore effort is a delightful piece of work.

Unorthodox Jukebox may not be as commercial as Doo-Wops and Hooligans, but it is equally as wonderful. Lead single “Locked Out of Heaven” is a sexy, energetic number, while ballads”Young Girls” and “When I Was Your Man” allow the “Just The Way You Are” crooner to show some emotions while showcasing his voice.

Although the album lacks some pop radio-friendly tracks, smooth songs such as “Treasure” more than makes up for it. With only 10 tracks, Unorthodox Jukebox is a meaty, cohesive effort.

Rating: 5/5