Doo-Wops and Hooligans

  • Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2010
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 128
  2. Negative: 33 out of 128
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  1. CRL
    Aug 17, 2011
    6
    The lyrics are simple and none of the songs are more than simple pop, but Bruno Mars's soaring voice and catchy rhythms pull this album above the line of mediocrity and make it a truly enjoyable if not enlightening experience.
  2. Dec 18, 2011
    6
    Bruno mars debuts with an album full of of simple lyrics lacking any depth and maturity. However, his vocals and mix of Pop and R&B music make it a somewhat enjoyable listen. An average, flawed album.
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    6
    Mars Has A Beautiful Voice And REAL TALENT! But Some Of The Songs Really Dont Express His Grat Singing Voice. Below Is A Track Listing And Score Of Each Track Out Of 10
    1. Grenade 9
    2. Just The Way You Are 9
    3. Our First Time 6
    4. Runaway Baby 7
    5. The Lazy Song 10
    6. Marry You 9
    7. Talking To The Moon 10
    8. Liqor Store Blues 6
    9 Count On Me 9
    10 8
  4. Nov 23, 2010
    5
    The album brings nothing new to the table and is merely a commercialized attempt to entice Top-40 radio and climb the charts. There's nothing new or original here, pass.
  5. Feb 1, 2015
    5
    A good debut album that has very good songs, but others sound very unfinished. Songs like Our First Time or Marry You shine very well. But there're other songs that doesn't highlight, for example, Liquor Store Blues, Talking To The Moon or The Other Side. In my opinion, this is a promising future, but a rather indifferent start.
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Q Magazine
    Mar 29, 2011
    40
    Mostly, he has little to say. [Mar 2011, p.109]
  2. Jan 27, 2011
    80
    What makes this a really exciting debut, however, is the Kanye West-style genre-bending on Grenade, The Other Side and Our First Time, which joins the dots between between Michael Jackson and Bob Marley.
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    60
    Aside from the odd pervy foray however, Doo-Wops & Hooligans is a fairly impressive pop record; packed full of guaranteed arena fillers, it's an album that's literally born to be big.