Some of my co-workers and I started sharing some of our favorite music. We’ve been doing it for a while, but now we’re actually reviewing them and sharing those reviews with one another. So here are the four albums that were suggested to me this week.
A note on how I rate things. One star means I don’t think it qualifies as music. Five stars mean I wish I wrote the thing. Most music for me is a three.
Mika – Life in Cartoon Motion (2007)
First, I think the title and the artwork pretty much give you an idea what the album is going to be like. Pretty much. My wife got a mix CD from her cousin that had some of Mika’s songs on it, and that’s how I got introduced to him. I think this is what Freddy Mercury would have done if he were born 30 years later. I am always a sucker for good harmony, and this album does not leave you wanting for that. There was one curiosity about this album, though; it seems like something that worked for one song would be the exact thing I didn’t like about a later song. 3/5 Continue reading