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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Olly Murs' "Troublemaker" Doesn't Suck

I've been surprised over the past year at how much I'm not disliking Olly Murs' musical output. I mean, his greatest achievement will always be posing naked. Still, his In Case You Didn't Know album was a winner, and new single "Troublemaker" — the first off upcoming debut US LP (and his third in the UK) Right Place, Right Time — is rather catchy.

Of course, it sounds more than a little similar to Maroon 5's 2007 chart-topper "Makes Me Wonder," but I like to think it actually improves upon that one.

In fact, Olly sounds like a one-man boy band here. My only complaint is, obviously, the Flo Rida addition. Totally unnecessary.

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  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger John said…

    I've been a fan for a while now, and "Heart Skips a Beat" is still on my regular playlist. This track will slot into that nicely.

  • At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Had I not been told it was Olly Murs, I would have sworn that was a Maroon 5 song.

  • At 8:41 PM, Blogger Todd said…

    Love him. Ditto what John said re: "Heart Skips a Beat." I wish he wouldn't have put Flo Rida on this though. Simon Cowell probably made him do it.


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