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2012-10-09 09:19:42 AM  
And yet they still gave him a contract because they knew his records would sell.
 
2012-10-09 12:23:47 PM  
He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.
 
2012-10-09 12:29:45 PM  

Beerguy: He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.


Talent or just skills?
 
2012-10-09 12:30:06 PM  

Beerguy: He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.


A talent for cliched, asinine lyrics.
 
2012-10-09 12:32:13 PM  
"And they was right."
 
2012-10-09 12:52:55 PM  

LewDux: Beerguy: He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.

Talent or just skills?


Ok, let's go with skills.
 
2012-10-09 12:54:56 PM  
I like that Grenade song.
 
2012-10-09 01:03:08 PM  

stuhayes2010: I like that Grenade song.


But if I demand a woman I just met to die horribly for me I get a visit from the cops and a restraint order on me.
 
2012-10-09 01:17:43 PM  
Ah yes, the obligatory "He's going to have more women and money then I could ever dream of so fark him" thread.

I love ye Fark.
 
2012-10-09 01:18:48 PM  
Some music is timeless in the sense that it still sounds completely modern and contemporary. You hear it and you think, "Is this a new song? This is dope as hell" and then you find out it's twenty years old or something and it blows your mind. I remember having that happen to me when I listened to Marquee Moon by Television for the first time. I couldn't believe that song was from 1977.

Bruno Mars's music is timeless in the complete opposite direction. I don't believe they are all that bad in a musical sense . I listen to them and think, "Well that was an okay pop song I guess. Pretty generic though." Then I find out that it's from last year. How could that be? Bruno Mars's music could have been written at any point between 1970 and now. There's literally nothing new going on in them. Even Goddamn LMFAO and Katy Perry has stylistic and production qualities that place it in the current era. You listen to them and think, "Oh this is that 'New Generation' of music I've been hearing about." You hear Bruno Mars and it sounds like forty other songs by a forty other forgettable artists from the past forty years.
 
2012-10-09 02:15:42 PM  
I had no idea who this guys was. Then, I saw the Grammy's (last year?) and he rocked! Great performer.

/"Get off your rich asses!"
 
2012-10-09 02:30:21 PM  

Foxxinnia: You hear Bruno Mars and it sounds like forty other songs by a forty other forgettable artists from the past forty years.


Watch his live performances and you might change your tune. Dude is a showman and knows his music. There are tons of clips of him from intimate venues (just before his record dropped) where he plays covers and his own original music.

Then there's his performance of Run Away at the 2012 Grammys, where he mixes a kind of nostalgic motown vibe with a contemporary one and it just blows the roof off (Link)

He's pretty much the exact opposite of the recent pop stars, where he can perform his hit songs in a myriad of tempos and arrangements and still make them entertaining and fresh.
 
2012-10-09 02:35:36 PM  
I'm not hip with the current entertainment scene...Is this that cartoon with Bruce Willis as a baby?
 
2012-10-09 02:47:41 PM  
He's not really my thing, but he seems to have some talent. That puts him above most of the crap that we hear these days.
 
2012-10-09 03:11:29 PM  
He's another singer, that by right, I should dislike just because of the genre of music he plays...but gotta give it to him, the guy knows how to "perform"...I don't necessarily turn the dial if one of his songs comes on the radio....

and this Link was pretty bad ass, I thought...
 
2012-10-09 03:24:09 PM  
He has a great voice for what he does (pop-soul/self-help music for fat chicks) and a look that fits with it. His music is corny as hell, but at least it's earnest. Plus, he looks like Al Jarreau.
 
2012-10-09 04:25:59 PM  

Foxxinnia: Bruno Mars's music is timeless in the complete opposite direction. I don't believe they are all that bad in a musical sense . I listen to them and think, "Well that was an okay pop song I guess. Pretty generic though." Then I find out that it's from last year. How could that be? Bruno Mars's music could have been written at any point between 1970 and now.


I feel the same way about "Call Me Maybe." It just sounds like every other generic pop song from the last 30 years starring Chick of the Month. Hearing it just makes me feel like I should be in a JC Penny's in Iowa..
 
2012-10-09 04:28:54 PM  

stuhayes2010: I like that Grenade song.


That is the whiniest song I've ever heard.
 
2012-10-09 05:24:35 PM  
He's the Motown Michael Buble.
 
2012-10-09 05:39:31 PM  

Mentalpatient87: I feel the same way about "Call Me Maybe." It just sounds like every other generic pop song from the last 30 years starring Chick of the Month. Hearing it just makes me feel like I should be in a JC Penny's in Iowa..


I thought that "Call Me Maybe" was a steaming POS until I saw THIS, and now I can't help but grin and turn it up when I hear it.
 
2012-10-09 05:49:29 PM  

Zombie Eater: He's the Motown Michael Buble.


bingo! market that pretty face, he's willing to work hard and show up sober. many people will make lots of money off him.
 
2012-10-09 05:51:21 PM  

Iggie: Mentalpatient87: I feel the same way about "Call Me Maybe." It just sounds like every other generic pop song from the last 30 years starring Chick of the Month. Hearing it just makes me feel like I should be in a JC Penny's in Iowa..

I thought that "Call Me Maybe" was a steaming POS until I saw THIS, and now I can't help but grin and turn it up when I hear it.


okay...that made me laugh.
 
2012-10-09 05:56:21 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Beerguy: He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.

A talent for cliched, asinine lyrics.


Perhaps you have some artists with better lyrics?
 
2012-10-09 06:01:47 PM  

Zombie Eater: He's the Motown Michael Buble.


...and Motown is the Michael Buble of soul music. He's actually the best thing to happen to Motown in at least 20 years.
 
2012-10-09 06:12:49 PM  
I'm not a fan of him or that style of music in general
...but he's a good singer.
 
2012-10-09 06:34:20 PM  

Zombie Eater: He's the Motown Michael Buble.


More like John Mayer to me. To each her own ...
 
2012-10-09 06:53:54 PM  

FLMountainMan: B.L.Z. Bub: Beerguy: He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.

A talent for cliched, asinine lyrics.

Perhaps you have some artists with better lyrics?


Is this some version of "both sides are bad, so vote Republican"?
 
2012-10-09 07:41:32 PM  
Bruno Mars sucks.

Mick Mars kicks ass.
 
2012-10-09 09:30:44 PM  
Let's put it this way:

Bruno Mars net worth: $15 million

Justin Bieber net worth: $112 million

Now both those figures are absolutely ridiculous, but in a (somewhat) just world, they'd be reversed.
 
2012-10-09 09:33:05 PM  
He channels Jackie Wilson fairly well. Not necessarily a bad thing,
 
2012-10-09 11:05:52 PM  
Hey the Beatles got rejected by their first attempt to get signed also... :D

//yeah I'm trolling but it's true
 
2012-10-10 12:28:23 AM  
He wrote the Cee Lo "fark You" song, which despite the vulgarity, is the best Top 40 style single in a long time. There is talent in writing such a song, like the song "Magic" by Pilot. Never believe it's not so.
 
2012-10-10 12:39:55 AM  

acereraser: He wrote the Cee Lo "fark You" song, which despite the vulgarity, is the best Top 40 style single in a long time. There is talent in writing such a song, like the song "Magic" by Pilot. Never believe it's not so.


Several people are credited with writing "Fark You", not just him.

You will never convince me that the writer of "Grenade" is a good musician. I. HATE. THAT. SONG!!!
 
2012-10-10 03:48:50 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: FLMountainMan: B.L.Z. Bub: Beerguy: He only plays the drums, the guitar and can actually sing.

You may not like his music, but he does have talent.

A talent for cliched, asinine lyrics.

Perhaps you have some artists with better lyrics?

Is this some version of "both sides are bad, so vote Republican"?


I like the way you avoided that trap. Definitely deserve style points for response.
 
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