Life In Cartoon Motion

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 92
  2. Negative: 16 out of 92

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  1. OtisDriftwood
    Aug 3, 2007
    3
    really really bland. it actually made me wince at parts too from his annoying falsetto voice. It's also very overproduced.
  2. matth.
    May 29, 2007
    0
    first off, its not clever to sing in a high pitch whine that only dogs and bats can hear. second, if ur gonna ask everyone why dont u love me? or indeed like me?, expect everyone to call u an insecure fool. please dont make another record
  3. JosephG
    Jun 1, 2007
    2
    This album was trying in the extreme, I have to say. For a few moments, it's fun, but after more than a couple minutes, the thick production becomes overwhelming, the business of the mix becomes annoying (and I love things with busy songs, look at Broken Social Scene to see it done right), and everything just comes off as an unsuccesful attempt to show off. All the obnoxiously This album was trying in the extreme, I have to say. For a few moments, it's fun, but after more than a couple minutes, the thick production becomes overwhelming, the business of the mix becomes annoying (and I love things with busy songs, look at Broken Social Scene to see it done right), and everything just comes off as an unsuccesful attempt to show off. All the obnoxiously obvious influences here put Mika to shame. Expand
  4. DecklinW
    Mar 28, 2007
    2
    |The reviewers got it pretty right with this album. Pretentious pop rubbish.
  5. F.Mercury
    Apr 19, 2007
    0
    Braindead fodder perfect for a "My Super Sweet 16" marathon.
  6. KateB.
    Jun 1, 2007
    2
    No, just no. Don't buy this. Don't encourage him.
  7. BeanO
    Apr 12, 2007
    2
    Derivative, camp and uninventive. Avoid
  8. MattL
    Apr 16, 2007
    0
    Rubbish
  9. matth
    Apr 17, 2007
    1
    crap.
  10. JeremyF
    Apr 19, 2007
    0
    shame on him. this album is... ahhh... just a musical disgrace.
  11. bobbyk
    Apr 22, 2007
    1
    Yes, you look great in those tight pants. So put your best foot forward and model and spare my ears.
  12. TerryFunk
    Apr 22, 2007
    0
    Absolute shit. If you buy this you should be shot
  13. JudeS.
    Jun 10, 2007
    2
    Apart from Lollipop this blows.
  14. KikiD
    May 12, 2007
    1
    twaddle. utter twaddle. cutesy cutesy ironi-pop. bleah. makes the scisssor sisters sound like cheap trick. terrible.
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. There’s some great stuff here – specifically Relax, Take It Easy’s sublime falsetto hook - but elsewhere buoyant pop is sunk by relentless vocal mugging and production which wears its influences much too heavily.
  2. 80
    That it doesn't dissolve into kitsch and comedy is a tribute to Mika's gifts. [Apr 2007, p.118]
  3. The suspicion that Mika might have major talent under the plagiarism and cynicism is what makes "Life In Cartoon Motion" so remarkably unlovely.