Since the death of Freddie Mercury and the demise of Queen, there have been few acts that have been able to fill the glam rock void left in the music world. Mika, however, has been doing quite an admirable job since he first released "Grace Kelly" back in 2007. Now on his third full-length album, the silly electronically-styled tracks filling Origin of Love are a welcome breath of fresh air in the world of pop. This singer's signature falsetto vocals light up tracks like "Lola," while we hear something a bit deeper and more guttural on addictive tracks like "Overrated." Although some songs like "Stardust" sound a bit like he's channeling Owl City, most are fun, upbeat and original. "Origin of Love," the album's title and opening track is truly spectacular and the kind of tune you'll be playing over and over again.
Worth a Listen: "Origin of Love" and "Underwater"