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Life in Cartoon Motion by MIKA

Published June 5, 2022

Life in Cartoon Motion by MIKA

Obviously, seeing Mika as a Eurovision host with that excellent medley during the voting period made it inevitable that I’d have to listen to him on this album journey. He’s got more albums than I would have thought but this is the clear early standout - so many singles on this album, so many songs that I had forgotten I even knew! It’s good, fun, pop but you get a sense that there’s more under the surface than the bubble gum cartoon appearance shows.

Every Second Counts by Plain White T's

Published June 20, 2021

Every Second Counts by Plain White T's

I can’t remember why this album popped up on my radar, probably heard them on a soundtrack somewhere, but it’s some good pop-rock guitar music to bop along to. Only a couple of the songs stand out, and I later learned Hey There Delilah was just plunked on the end, even though it’s clearly the best song on the album. Not going to change the world, but a good album to listen to if you want a quick pick-me-up.