Life in Cartoon Motion

~ Release group by MIKA

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 10 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG) 0602517233812 602517233812
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 10 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG) 1723382 602517233829
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 171 733-5 602517173354
Life in Cartoon Motion Digital Media 14 Casablanca Records (label founded by Neil Bogart)
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) B000835202 602517205871
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 12 Universal Music Australia
Life in Cartoon Motion (US iTunes Edition) Digital Media 14 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG) [none]
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 12 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG), Universal Republic Records B0008352-02 602517205871
Life in Cartoon Motion (U.S. Best Buy First Pressing) CD 14 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG) B0008658-02 602517262294
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 14 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG) B0008659-02 602517262317
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 13 Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICU-1139 4988005475244
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 13 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG), Universal Republic Records UICU-9037 4988005475251
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 1723781 602517237810
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 10 Casablanca (label that Tommy Mottola founded circa 2003, part of UMG) 0602517261730
Life in Cartoon Motion (BMG music club release) CD 12 Universal Republic Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. B0008352‐02, D171240 [none]
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 11 Raumer (Megaphon Music)
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 13 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-91164 4988005537041
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 13 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-60078 4988005541789
Life in Cartoon Motion CD 13 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-91680 4988005620316

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Happy Ending
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000548635 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/46586 [info]
Wikidata: Q839651 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Life in Cartoon Motion [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Mika:Life_In_Cartoon_Motion_(2007) [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/wh3n [info]

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Despite the endless comparisons with the likes of Freddie Mercury and the Scissor Sisters due to his falsetto moments (and there are quite a few of them here), what becomes apparent when listening to Life In Cartoon Motion, is that Mika is very much his own person. Yes - the influences are clearly there, but there isn't a hint of an adopted sound or a stolen style anywhere - Mika is Mika, and that's all there is to it.

Born in Beirut and having come to London via Paris, Mika is not only quirky in sound but also in background and style - in person he is kooky but instantly loveable, rather like his tunes.

First single "Grace Kelly" is a great pop song - it's catchy, you can't help singing along and it grates on you after a few days when you can't get it out of your head but you still go back for more - flawless credentials.

"Love Today" is another winner - truly funky disco-pop that has you shoulder-shimmying non-stop, and even though you hate yourself for enjoying it, you simply can't stop yourself having a great time whilst you listen.

At the other end of the spectrum, "Any Other World" is a gently rousing ballad that wouldn't be out of place at the emotional zenith of an Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical - big cellos and lots of female 'aaaahs' supporting Mika's soft, warm tones.

After this, the album heads back up a notch, back to what Mika does best - upbeat, poppy, all-singing, all-dancing, big-band tracks with "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)" and "Stuck In The Middle", before finishing with the lovely, piano-led "Happy Ending".

There's no doubt about it - Mika has a lovely voice and is a great musician. What's more you feel that this album is exactly the way he intended it to be. He is in no way just another product of music industry bigwigs sitting around trying to come up with a new concept for a singer, but someone who is unique, true to himself and not afraid to show it.