Album review: Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

JAMES BELFIELD
Last updated 05:00 20/01/2013
Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

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UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX
Bruno Mars
(Warner)

Most fans of Pete Hernandez probably don't own a Police album, couldn't rap off a few horny lines from Prince or remember a time when slap bass and handclaps were so ubiquitous that you couldn't walk into a supermarket without having them chasing you down the frozen food aisle.

But Pete's jukebox is packed with these gems and in his followup to the tween-anthem producing Doo Wops and Hooligans he's not afraid to bust em out.

From the sex-romp silliness of Gorilla, Sting counterfeit Locked Out of Heaven, Elton John-channelling When I Was Your Man, Jacko's stripper anthem Money Make Her Smile and dub-lite UB40 dancehall Show Me, this is an honest jukebox journey from a millionaire production team who know how to distil some of the best-selling sounds of the past 30-odd years into a full-lengther fronted by a smooth man with a sexy smile.

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