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  • ruby crowhurst


RANKING: 8.5/10

Ever since Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak teamed up for Silk Sonic, it's safe to say people have been expecting a pretty stellar album. After a ridiculously long wait since the release of the smash hit single 'Leave The Door Open', An Evening With Silk Sonic is finally here, and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

Silk Sonic is exactly the best way to describe the sound of this project; the sonic is well, silky. The vocals are stellar, the production is near perfection, and the lyrics themselves are as smooth as Bruno Mrs can get; which is approximately 5x smoother than any other human being.

An Evening With Silk Sonic allows the leaders to take a time machine back to the 70s, full of soul and sex appeal that can only be reflective of this decade. Each song molds into the next almost seamlessly, but there's still variety in tempo which means boredom isn't an option whilst listening. At 30 minutes long, the album doesn't outstay its welcome which it easily could have done if it was even a song or two longer.

An Evening With Silk Sonic isn't something new, it acts very much like a tribute to the big stars of the 70s ala Marvin Gaye and Al Green, but you don't see much modernisation or Bruno's own take on the genre; it's 70s disco-soul to its core.

Leave The Door Open is by far the best track on the album, which is why it was an excellent choice for their first single. It encompasses everything the album is about with Mars' outstanding vocals, a catchy beat that'll not leave you alone for hours after listening, and the tongue-in-cheek nature of the lyrics.

An Evening With Silk Sonic is serious in its quality, but it doesn't take itself too seriously when it comes to lyrical content which adds to its charming nature.

Overall, An Evening With Silk Sonic is yet another success from the man who cannot stop making good music Bruno Mars, who brings Anderson.Paak right up to his level too. Is it revolutionary, something we've never seen or heard before? No. But it's an incredibly enjoyable listen, with very few pieces out of place.


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