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We Are Golden is purist hell pop perfection,
This review is from: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Audio CD)
This is my issue with Mika: The songs always sound as if too much has been lifted from the most sugar-coated parts of the pop songbook... But so far the end product has been irresistible.
I have the same issue with "We Are Golden". I cannot decide whether the inspiration for the chorus comes from Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" or, even worse, from Jason Donovan's "Too Many Broken Hearts". But I cannot blame Mika because Jon Bon Jovi and Diane Warren have made a two-decade long career out of the same chorus principle.
In the case of Mika, again, the problem-blessing is that the end result is irresistible. And I give up and surrender to his magic. Overblown? check. Hystrionic? yes. Fantastic? You bet.
I hear reviews of the album so far are mixed. The reviews of his debut were horrific. So no worries. Go Mika! Outrage our purist hearts again with a heavy dose of pop perfection. I surrender
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Initial post: 17 Oct 2009 17:46:37 BDT
I agree with ALL the comments so far, yet despite myself, I too find this album irresistible! I've played it non-stop in the car since I bought it, and I must say that speaking from a choral singers' point of view, it makes a great warm-up! As a bonus, some of the tunes are SO cheerful they even lift my mood on the way to work. (And thats saying something)!
PS would love to get hold of the songbook.....
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2009 10:59:42 GMT
So why only 3 stars if you like it so much??
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