Music: 24K Magic

Released: November 18, 2016

By: Bruno Mars

After four years, Bruno Mars follows up Unorthodox Jukebox with his third studio album.

Mars employs an intoxicating throwback vibe on this album. Many songs have an early 90s vibe. And Mars infuses every song with sex and swagger. You can feel it oozing out of every song and you’ll even see it in the album artwork.

You can hear Mars’ passion on every song, like the fun he has during “Perm,” which you need to see performed live because there is no one more energetic. The other highlight is the Grammy-nominated bop, “That’s What I Like.”

One of the best things about this album though is that Mars knows it’s not all about him. The musicians have time to shine and bring as much to the album as he does.

Final say: Incredible fun from start to end. ★★★★☆

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