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CD Review: Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion

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If you are gay or European, or considering becoming gay or European, this record may already be yours. For the heterosexual American who has never heard of Mika, however, fret not. You will not be excluded from this elite club. This album is for you, too.

Perky, discoed, electro-pop ala Scissor Sisters (but less Elton John, and more Queen) awaits your every, equal opportunity, partying need. Road trip? Perfect. Getting ready to go out for the evening and looking for some high energy, good mood, Mercury-esque pop opera to keep you company while you tart-up and drink Maker’s from the bottle? Look no further.

Mika -- a 23 year old, Lebanese-born, pretty haired human -- bounds his voice around this record with glee and precision. Theatrical, and high in camp value, the first single, “Grace Kelly” has decimated the UK charts for weeks and will soon take over your life.

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March 25 - In concert @ Troubadour - $15
March 26 - In store @ Virgin Megastore (Hollywood/Highland)
March 27 - Album released