Mika is back – and now with more falsettos! If you didn’t think that his last album was gay enough, Mika turned up the queer quotient to the max on this one. Just watch We Are Golden and you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Unfortunately, Mika uses his gay powers for evil this time, creating an album full of super sugary pop and over-dramatic fluff that grates from the beginning. Gone are the smart verses from “Grace Kelly,” the energy of “Relax” and the beauty of “Any Other World.” You can’t sing along to the songs on this album without totally embarrassing yourself. This is the album Junior Senior would have made had their careers not expired. Mika should take note. Maybe if he stopped pretending he’s a teenager and let his chest hair grow back, his songwriting would get better again.
"Why don't you like me without making me try?"
"Running around like a clown on purpose"