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Album Review; The Boy Who Knew Too Much, Mika [2009]

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Hey Yo Diggedy Dog-o.  Yeah.

Yes, you read right, I’ve finally gotten around to writing that album review.

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Album Review; The Boy Who Knew Too Much, Mika [2009]



Side note: the cover is epically awesome.  Anyways…

The Boy Who Knew Too Much is the second album by Mika, following Life in Cartoon Motion, which featured tracks including Grace Kelly and Love Today.

The album, based on Mika’s teenage years, opens with the first single – We Are Golden.  It’s a catchy song with a good chorus and rhythm.

Blame It On The Girls features a catchy chorus once again and shows us that Mika hasn’t lost his unique and unusual style.  Rain has a cute and catchy chorus once again.  It is one of my personal favourites from the album.

Mika’s freakishly high-pitched voice is displayed on Dr John which fully exhibits his unique talent once again.  It may have a slower tempo, but it’s a great song as is I See You.

Blue Eyes has a Spanish feel and is one of the standouts of the album.  He follows with Good Gone Girl, another catchy and well-written song.

The album then slumps with Touches You.  Although Mika shows off his incredible voice, the song was disappointing.  By The Time is quite a random song.  It didn’t really impress me either.

One Foot Boy is one of my other favourites.  It has a great beat.  The next song, Toy boy, however, is completely and utterly strange, to say the least.  Who knew that Mika was a “wind-up toy”?

When I heard Pick Up Off The Floor, I knew Mika had run out of ideas.  Luckily, the album ends moderately well, with Lady Jane.

When I first heard this album, I didn’t like it that much.  However, it has grown on me, but compared to Mika’s debut album, he seems to have forgotten how to write truly fantastic songs.

Rating: 3/5

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Josh

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Author: Josh

Josh is a final year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Politics & International Studies and English & Theatre Studies. He enjoys eating ice cream, jamming to Taylor Swift, and procrastinating on readings.

2 thoughts on “Album Review; The Boy Who Knew Too Much, Mika [2009]

  1. Hmm, I’m not a major Mika fan…his voice is really unique, but I think a lot of his songs sound similar…plus I’m just not sure about his voice…hmm
    I’ll still listen to some of the album though…maybe I’ll check it out on itunes. 🙂

  2. I’m totally addicted to We Are Goldern. It’s a problem.

    Melissa
    I’m a lazy butt

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