Bruno Mars – '24K Magic' Review
Half an hour of party tunes that sound like the best bits of ’90s R&B
Keeping his third album short is also ballsy. After all, Bruno Mars isn’t just trying to match 2010’s ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’ and 2012’s ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ – both multi-platinum chart-toppers – but also globe-conquering Mark Ronson collaboration ‘Uptown Funk’. But instead of pogoing from genre to genre in pursuit of hits, Mars has crafted something compact and cohesive that feels like a proper album.
Although the title track’s exuberant electro-funk apes ‘Uptown Funk’, the album is mainly a tribute to early ’90s R&B….