Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Hooligans proves that this onetime background player makes a pretty solid first banana.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Oct 14, 2010
    one of the best album of the year so far...brilliant lyrics and smart sounds! a power and amazing voice!!! this is real pop and is very enjoyable, great melodies with a original and awesome touch of his perfect voice!!! Full Review »
  2. Apr 20, 2011
    Although many of the tunes are undeniably - you might even say playfully - derivative, this is a brilliantly entertaining album. Each track is a gem and a pleasure to listen to over and over again. Bruno Mars is this generation's Billy Joel. Full Review »
  3. Dec 22, 2010
    Best... The elements with this album contains pop, rock, r&b, reggae and all. PERFECT!!! 10 songs isn't enough with this entertaining pop album. Vocals are great. Uptempo beats are awesome and breath-taking. Some comparisons to Michael Jackson, Kanye West, U2 and Colplay. Bruno Mars debut album is an entertaining product of 2010. Full Review »