Are You Buying? Bruno Mars’ ’24K Magic’

Published: Saturday 19th Nov 2016 by Rashad

November 18th brought with it the long-awaited third album from one of modern music’s eminent male performers – Bruno Mars.

Titled ’24k Magic,’ the project – launched to charts on the backs of its title track (which skyrocketed to the Billboard Hot 100’s top 5) and its 90’s slow jam-inspired follow-up ‘Versace on the Floor’ – is a themed affair that gives music lovers a ride down music’s memory lane.  A clear answer to fans thanks to the overwhelming response to Mars’ 2014 knockout hit ‘Uptown Funk,’ ‘Magic’ almost acts as a full length version of ‘Funk’ in that almost every song on the project is sonically reminiscent of some of R&B’s most prized offerings from the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Gimmicky or daring?  Some music lovers can’t decide.  Yet, while many are praising the singer/songwriter’s willingness to go against the grain of what most of today’s chart-toppers are offering, there is an eery lack of buzz surrounding the project.  The worrying notion is supported by early predictions that indicate the album could sell as little as 125k its first week.

While we await the official prediction (set to drop later today), we turn to you – as always – to ask:

Are you buying Bruno Mars’ new album ’24K Magic’?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Lorenzo November 19, 2016

    I love it! Bruno has already proved to be a fanatic artist well rounded! This modern day tribute to the New jack swing era / funk is so dope. Real artist stay true to their art! Sales doesn’t matter he been there done that…

  2. RealNegro November 19, 2016

    I dunno. I don’t like the first single 24k magic. I need to hear more before deciding.

  3. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? November 19, 2016

    Of course.

  4. Hesings November 19, 2016

    That album cover is awful.

  5. Truthtea November 19, 2016

    I feel like the album will scan gold over time and might go platinum with streams…..overall I think the general public likes the album but is not impressed

  6. B_Roni November 19, 2016

    Definitely buying this.

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  8. meme November 19, 2016

    Streaming, not buying. As much as ppl blast streaming, I think its good because half of these albums I download I would never actually purchase…so atleast they are getting my coins one way or the other.

    Anyway, I went thru mix emotions listening to this album. Mid way thru I was feeling a little disappointed because I wanted a change of pace. But at the end, I left feeling ok with the album. I am all for cohesion and having an esthetic instead of having your album all over the place with no direction. And Bruno does just that. 8/10 from me.

  9. Citi November 19, 2016

    i love this album! Its such a throwback with a modern twist. People are complaining that hes ripping off r&b artists but i have not heard any r&b artist doing throwbacks like this recently. Brunos vocals are liiiife. 9/10 (Perm sucks)

  10. whenindoubtthetruthwillout November 19, 2016

    Only 9 songs? Only 33 minutes long?? Really???

  11. Music103 November 19, 2016

    Not buying but I am currently giving it my second stream.

    Favorite songs are: “Chunky,” “That’s What I Like,” and “Finesse.”

    1st commenter is right, it def is a throwback to the Funk and New Jack Swing era’s of music in a modern way. Not bad, but some songs I can do without. Including the lead single and title track (just a bit annoying for me, no “UpTown Funk!” for me and “Perm.”

  12. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil November 20, 2016

    His music isn’t that bad

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