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February 22, 2007

{     Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion     }    


In a world in the aftermath of the terror of such pop phenomenon as boy bands and flavor of the month pop divas there arose a new breed of musician in the likeness of the genre “Powerpop.” Of these bands to join the army of cynical pop musicians who create music to tap your toes to while scratching your head in thought, there arose Mika.

When I first got my hands on Life In Cartoon Motion my immediate reaction was: when did Robbie Williams clone himself? After listening to more of the album I was soon captivated by the hypnotic refrains and melodies that will have you humming in no time. Mika, a Lebanese born raised in Paris and London, must have picked up many influences as he describes himself on his MySpace page as, “Think Beck via Queen and Elton John and a touch of Rufus W. Would love to blab about Harry Nillson but I fear no one will know what I'm talking about... but if you do, you'll know what I mean.”

Life In Cartoon Motion is the album I would offer to a gloomy passer by to bring a little light into their day. Stand out singles are “Grace Kelly,” “Lollipop,” “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful),” and my favorite “Any Other World.” Released in the U.K., Mika’s first album Life In Cartoon Motion will find it’s way to the U.S. on March 27th.

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I have been reading the stuff on C12 for a couple few
years and every so often there is some author who just
doesnt seem to understand that this is and Art site. I
mean sure its nice to get hints of some good music
every so often but 3 music posts in one day.
Obviously that someone is not putting much thought
into their writing and maybe just got back from their
local Sam Goodie/Hastings/Virgin/whatev... Anyway,
stop cluttering the DOZEN

Posted by: Gilunia at February 23, 2007 3:55 PM

While I am sure Crown Dozen appreciates your patronage I was chosen by the website to submit musical reviews. I happen to be a music enthusiast who has a lot of great albums I'd like people to hear so expect more until I'm told to stop. If you'd like to write to the site's administrators, that is certainly your prerogative.

Posted by: Review Author at February 23, 2007 6:27 PM

Aaaaaaaaaand is my site and we are in no way a strictly art site - we write about the things we LOVE, the things we want to tell our friends about. There's room for all kinds of reviews here at C12, ease back :)

And for the record, you might want to click on the word 'Music' under the review above, where you'll find the hundreds of other record reviews that have been on in the past.

Take it easy on A.J., he's new :)

Posted by: Garrett at February 23, 2007 6:44 PM

Well said AJ and Garrett, this site is built for the writers to write about those things we enjoy. We write because we feel others would dig the stuff too...I feel ya AJ and it has happend to me as well, your review rocked and for all the nay-sayers out there the Mika cd rules and if anyone can channel Freddie like that is a hero in my book :)

Posted by: alex at February 24, 2007 4:12 AM

*anyone that can channel Freddie like that is a hero in my book* sorry late nights=poor grammer haha

Posted by: alex at February 24, 2007 5:14 PM

It's when people begin to consider something more elite then others that the structure of the principle begins to devolve. In other words, the world is better off without snobs or elitists. Just my 2¢.

Thanks Alex and Garrett for the kind and encouraging words.

Posted by: AJ at February 24, 2007 9:52 PM
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