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Bruno Mars' Pop Gold

Bruno Mars does pop music so well.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqyT8IEBkvYA lot of acts fail because their music's solely made with the intention that people like. So it ends up feeling contrived, cookie-cutter, or formulaic. Where's the flavor?Bruno's "24K Magic" is special  because it's firmly rooted in something real, fun, and pure. There’s west coast funk, Hip-Hop, R&B, soul and then that pop sheen and fairy dust that'll inevitably help make it a Hot 100 hit. A little call and response here, a cheeky, swagged out pre-hook there. Not to mention a beat breakdown and the open area for us to dance and chant.I can't wait for his 24K Magic album in November. This and the other newbie he'll perform this Saturday on SNL will have to hold me over until then.