Mark Ronson: Record Collection (Columbia)

Fashionista beat maker Mark Ronson has collaborated with enough superstars to fill a football field. Record Collection 80’s inspired, synth pop, electro-rap concoction is a nice dose of feel good.

It’s also the first time Ronson has sung on any of his tracks. His first attempt at singing proves well, his accentuated British vocals are catchy as all hell in ‘Lose It (In The End)’. The list of artists who worked on the album include Ghostface Killah (who he’s friendly enough with to just call Ghost), MNDR, Q-Tip, Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and the London Gay Men’s Choir.

The first half of Record Collection is the best part – almost like the sugary sweet stuff in between Oreos, and the second part is the not-so-delicious-but-you’ll-still-consume-it boring cookie bit. Starting off with ‘Bang Bang Bang’, a clever mix of French nursery rhymes, rapping and synth pop, the album kind of deteriorates around the unnecessary ‘Selector’. Apart from that though, count this album as one that’ll be on constant rotation for your own record collection.

LISTEN TO : ‘Bang Bang Bang’ feat. MNDR and Q-Tip
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU’LL LOVE : MGMT, Delorean, Boy & Bear
RATING : 4

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