Life In Cartoon Motion

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. The suspicion that Mika might have major talent under the plagiarism and cynicism is what makes "Life In Cartoon Motion" so remarkably unlovely.
  2. Shame on the person who made this. Shame on the people who release, market and play this. And shame on anyone who buys it.
  3. There's virtually zero worth to this album, a combination of zealous experiments with Garage Band and would-be Music and Lyrics soundtrack cuts.
  4. At their most laudable, Queen eschewed good taste in order to make unique records: Bohemian Rhapsody or the baffling Bicycle Race. Here, you get all the kitsch and none of the ambition.... With little behind it except a desire to be loved, the showboating becomes wearyingly relentless.
  5. Mika makes music that sounds like vegetables with all the flavour boiled out of them. Blandness born out of a fear of doing anything new, interesting, or provocative. Blandness born from a fear of alienating a single person with a single piece of conviction in your music.
  6. His music... exerts the allure of the most seductive pop, but does so with the calculation of a predator.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 50
  2. Negative: 14 out of 50
  1. Oct 26, 2012
    9
    Long ago that I've heard so much happiness in one album. Mika has got such a stunning voice and the sweet bop along rhythm make a reallyLong ago that I've heard so much happiness in one album. Mika has got such a stunning voice and the sweet bop along rhythm make a really enjoyable album. No matter if he sings about a family man turning gay, how beautiful big girls are or .......... it's just nice to listen to. I have to admit, lyrically it's no big deal and the music is pretty simple sometimes but hey: this album just makes me feel good! 9 points out of 10 for that! Full Review »
  2. AyshL.
    Aug 9, 2008
    8
    Amazing.
  3. Regan
    Feb 4, 2008
    8
    Grace Kelly hooked me in although it took a few listens for the others to sink in. Now I love the whole CD - it's feel-good, nightclub, Grace Kelly hooked me in although it took a few listens for the others to sink in. Now I love the whole CD - it's feel-good, nightclub, dance dance dance fun. Can't wait to see where Mika goes from here. Full Review »