Melissa Maerz
September 16, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Mika
genre
Pop

We gave it an A

Rollerblader-?disco album ? of the year! ? London’s Grammy-nominated divo has described his second disc, The Boy Who Knew Too Much, as a rock opera about his adolescence, and yep, there’s enough transcendent drama-queeniness here to make Lady Gaga sound like Woody Guthrie. With Rock of Ages-style bombast (”Touches You”), classic-Disney-score playfulness (”Toy Boy”), tap-dance-routine cabaret (”Dr. John”), and stomp-your-Louboutins stadium rockers (”We Are Golden”), it’s a Technicolor pop explosion designed for throwing your jazz hands into the air. A

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