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Doo Wops and Hooligans

Bruno Mars

Doo Wops and Hooligans

Debut album of pop rock from Hawaiian Bruno Mars, whose singles have topped charts in the UK and the US

ADM rating[?]

4.9

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
17/01/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    A really exciting debut
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  2. 8.0 |   State

    The songs are well-constructed and easy to digest, sitting comfortably alongside the likes of Maroon 5 and latter-day Jason Mraz
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  3. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The kind of catchy modern pop that is impossible to dislike or dislodge
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  4. 6.0 |   The Independent

    A blend of cool harmonies and daring R&B pop
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  5. 5.0 |   music OMH

    The duets with Cee Lo and Marley feel false, as does the gleeful mood of the title and the majority of the songs
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  6. 4.0 |   The Scotsman

    Mars could just be playing dumb to appease the masses. Or maybe this is actually as good as it gets
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  7. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Lukewarm acoustic pop-reggae
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  8. 4.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  9. 4.0 |   Entertainment.ie

    It's clear Mars knows his way around a radio-friendly tune, but too often he leans towards the mediocre end of pop
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  10. 1.0 |   BBC

    This is some of the most uninspired music one might stumble across in 2011
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