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It's like he's never been away!,
This review is from: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Audio CD)
The other two reviews written for this (so far) are I believe either ridicoulously unfair on this new album or jumping to conclusions. Both haven't heard all the tracks so they don't really have a non biased view on the album.
Mika was being interviewed on a music channel and as part of the program, performed all the songs. Songs such as "Rain" stood out to me (as well as obvious "we are Golden"). But it is a slightly different take to his orignial debut album. The songs on this album all have darker meanings (in the interview I watched, he was quoted as saying "it's like ring a ring of roses"). Also, as with "we are golden" the choir-esk childen are shouting in the songs more this time around.
I'm sure it'll be a good album and there are some songs that you'll listen to and know immediately that they'll be released as singles, but don't except the happy feel good vibe that came from songs such as "Big Girl" and "love Today" and even "We Are Golden". For example, "Rain" is all about a girlfriend who dumped him via a letter, and it expresses his anger towards her for doing this.
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Initial post: 18 Nov 2009 15:45:07 GMT
Alan Mastin says:
I agree with everything you've said. People who criticise Mika's work are not getting the big picture. The boy Who Knew Too Much has a more mature sound than with Life In Cartoon Motion, but even with his first album we had the paradox which has become Mika's trademark. His catchy and addictive tunes, coupled with darker lyrics which say something else entirly. To me, this mix is really fascinating. But the other thing about Mika's songwriting is that he can turn his hand to many different styles of song, and even if one song is not to your liking, another will blow you away. For me, it is the beautiful ballads 'I See You' and 'Pick Up Off The Floor' which both show Mika's amazing vocal control which are my personal favourites. But the catchy single 'Rain', and the quirky, 'One Foot Boy' make me want to dance, and 'We Are Golden' makes me feel like a teenager again.
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