A Little Bit of Love

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

Something More than Life

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 means I wish I wrote the thing. Most music for me is a three.

Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love (1987)

This is something I would never buy. I probably wouldn’t skip past most of the songs if they came on in a mix, but it was just OK. There were some good songs and there were some bad ones. All in all, though, this album just didn’t engage me. Probably my least favorite of these four. 2/5

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