Album Review: "An Evening with Silk Sonic" by Silk Sonic (7/10)

Atlantic Records • Producers: Bruno Mars and D’Mile • Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak collaborate on this lush and soulful album, combining Mars’ vocal athleticism with Paak’s roller-rink groove to produce a vibrant swirl of symphonic drama. However, the surplus of power ballads lacks the visceral punch of 24K Magic. Tracks like “Smokin Out The Window” come close, offering a dynamic pop-melody that gushes with personality. “Blast Off,” conversely, closes the album with a modest goodbye despite its epic title. Still, the project achieves a captivating mood––thoroughly retro, unpredictable, and infectiously fun