24K Magic

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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the R&B singer-songwriter was produced by Shampoo Press & Curl.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Nov 23, 2016
    86
    He succinctly gets his point across by instilling that much needed old-school nostalgia lacking in music today with nine tracks. Instead of diving into the album with a bloated guest list, Bruno and his production team, Shampoo Press & Curl (with assistance from longtime collaborators The Stereotypes) ensure 80s babies stay forever young.
  2. 83
    With only nine songs, there’s not an ounce of fat on Magic, and nearly every track sounds like Top 40 gold.
  3. Few albums designed to sound like a party actually play like one, but Bruno Mars has pulled it off with style.
  4. Dec 2, 2016
    62
    24K Magic is the rest of the park: rebuilt shinier and glitzier and safer, every element engineered to please more than the real thing, and with a hell of a tour guide. It’s not history, not even historical fiction, but harmless fun.
  5. Q Magazine
    Dec 13, 2016
    60
    Ultimately 24k Magic's luxe exterior writes cheques its soul can't cash. [Feb 2017, p.115]
  6. Nov 28, 2016
    60
    James Brown is referenced unto pastiche on the crisp Perm, but Finesse and That’s What I Like respectively revisit new jack swing and the young R Kelly with such love that it’s not so much throwback as righteous resurrection.
  7. 40
    There’s scant distinction overall, with Bruno’s eager-beaver personality wearing perilously thin on “That’s What I Like”, a tiresome tick-list of unimaginative hedonism, and “Chunky”, a big-lass anthem lacking even the roguish, cheeky [sic] charm of Sir Mixalot’s “Baby Got Back”.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. Nov 28, 2016
    10
    I love this album!!! Love everything about! Bruno did it again, can't wait until the tour!!! Unorthodox Jukebox and 24K Magic are my favoriteI love this album!!! Love everything about! Bruno did it again, can't wait until the tour!!! Unorthodox Jukebox and 24K Magic are my favorite albuns of Bruno so far! Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2016
    10
    A new twist on his discography. I love the fact that revisited the sound of Zapp & Roger. Looking forward to his future projects. This is oneA new twist on his discography. I love the fact that revisited the sound of Zapp & Roger. Looking forward to his future projects. This is one of my favourite album of the year Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2016
    10
    This is the first time I enjoyed an album by Bruno Mars, there isn't a song that I don't like. I hear influences from so many artists on thisThis is the first time I enjoyed an album by Bruno Mars, there isn't a song that I don't like. I hear influences from so many artists on this album, a masterpiece! Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2016
    7
    Fuelled by a rather entertaining touch of music from the past and an impressive vocal performance, 24K Magic is a collection of nine romantic,Fuelled by a rather entertaining touch of music from the past and an impressive vocal performance, 24K Magic is a collection of nine romantic, energetic and enjoyable songs that mostly work. Expand
  5. Dec 13, 2016
    6
    Um álbum fraco, com uma formula ja gasta,não trás novidade e nem atrai as pessoas. Sem conceito algum, a unica boa referencia e aos anos 80,Um álbum fraco, com uma formula ja gasta,não trás novidade e nem atrai as pessoas. Sem conceito algum, a unica boa referencia e aos anos 80, com suas guitarras e sintetizadores,tirando isso o album não foi como o esperado musicalmente, mas em vendas esta sendo um sucesso. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2016
    4
    24k Magic - 17
    Chunky - 44
    Perm - 45 Thats What I Like - 83 Versace On The Floor - 50 Straight Up & Down - 63 Calling All My Lovelies -
    24k Magic - 17
    Chunky - 44
    Perm - 45
    Thats What I Like - 83
    Versace On The Floor - 50
    Straight Up & Down - 63
    Calling All My Lovelies - 77
    Finesse - 76
    Too Good To Say Goodbye - 71

    Total - 58

    Não ta muito bom né, mas tambem não ta péssimo, quero Bruno de descente devolta.
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  7. Nov 24, 2016
    0
    ONE WORD: IUGH.

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