Life in Cartoon Motion
Released March, 2007
The Pros:Wide range of emotions represented. Perfect for fans of Elton John and Queen. Album as a whole is easy to listen to from beginning to end.
This is the first album by Mika, a new pop British recording artist. Mika's voice is reminiscent of Freddie Mercury of Queen and tracks on Life in Cartoon Motion have the feel of 1970s pop and disco.
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Popular songs off this album are "Grace Kelly" and "Relax, Take It Easy".
- Grace Kelly – 3:09
- Lollipop – 3:05
- My Interpretation – 3:37
- Love Today – 3:57
- Relax, Take It Easy – 4:32
- Ring Ring
- Any Other World – 4:21
- Billy Brown – 3:16
- Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – 4:10
- Stuck in the Middle – 4:11
- Erase - 3:38
- Happy Ending – 4:30
- Over My Shoulder – 4:42
Criticism and controversy
Life in Cartoon Motion has received very polarized reviews from critics including 4 out of 5 from the London Evening Standard, and more notably a 1 out of 10 from Drowned in Sound which prompted Queen lead guitarist Brian May to lash out in response, defending Mika, on his blog.
User Reviews (2)
wide range of emotions represented
perfect for fans of Elton John and Queen
album as a whole is easy to listen to from beginning to end
tracks tend to embody a diverse range of styles
lots of stand-out singles that can be mixed in with other playlists
vocals are artistic and charming, draw you into the singer's experience
overall fresh sound not copied or overly derivative of existing styles, despite the occasional homage
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