Marina & The Diamonds!

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yeah, that's not good. way to taint a beautiful song...

if anyone's interested, I splurged some words about The Family Jewels in my end-of-year blog a while back.

http://ocularonions.blogspot.com/2010/12/obligatory-fin-de-siecle-list-making.html

m the g, Thursday, 17 March 2011 10:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

Good piece.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

awesome piece, need to hear all the ones I haven't yet

WD-40 (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

also yeah the M&D album is great to dip into - the second half is almost ridiculously good as second halves of pop albums go - starting halfway through was kinda my way into this

WD-40 (acoleuthic), Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks folks.

for me, it took a while to get to grips with the second half of The Family Jewels. it seemed weak compared to the opening tirade, but it definitely eventually revealed itself as the stronger half. seeing her do these songs live was the key, I think. rootless and numb and, especially, guilty were so powerful in the flesh.

m the g, Thursday, 17 March 2011 11:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

I think I'm about ready for a new album. After a long break, The Family Jewels is sounding great again.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 7 August 2011 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

New stuffs

Radioactive is particularly poppy, but not in the way that will bring her any chart success.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

They seem less interesting to me than what she's already released, but I could maybe become preoccupied with some of the changes she is making. Definitely hear her using her voice differently. Were these collaborations? It doesn't seem that the overall musical feel has her unique imprint. On first listens, Fear & Loathing appeals to me more.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fear & Loathing is definitely the more nuanced of the two, as Radioactive is clearly a push for a hit single (produced by Stargate even). Apparently, there's some kind of "two sides of Marina" theme building for this second album...which seems gimmicky and dumb imo...but I'll wait until there are more than two songs by which to judge it.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 04:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only two sides?

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 04:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently, there's some kind of "two sides of Marina" theme building for this second album

There's an awful "more facets to this diamond" promo tag line that I'm tempted to run with.

"Please let your friends know about it!!" (R Baez), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The first video also looks more like her idea. The second one is just too boring and cliche-ridden. (Could still be her idea.)

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not really feeling Radioactive despite it being the kind of thing I usually like. Maybe I get easily bored by songs that repeat the title really blatantly over and over? but there's an acoustic version which I actually prefer (this v rarely happens with me). She's been tweeting about 'electra heart' for about a million years; I assumed it was some kind of alter ego which yeah, seems beneath her....
I only recently heard 'Sinful' which has stuck in my head far more strongly.

kinder, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Hmm...Homewrecker.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 February 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like Womanizer

kinder, Sunday, 26 February 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm about 1/20th excited for this new album as I was her first one.

(perhaps even less)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 February 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a youtube of a new one Primadonna from a gig but the sound quality is crap so I stopped listening.

kinder, Sunday, 26 February 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's supposed to be the "real" lead single from the album. I like it far more than Homewrecker.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like Pet Shop Boys. (Homewrecker, that is.)

!Alicia!, Sunday, 26 February 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the video distortion trick.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prima Donna

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

really wanna like this new stuff but that sounds like .. the old stuff Xd with bits of the production off Femme Fatale era Britney.

piscesx, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

in its defense, Prima Donna is probably the best of these new tracks and I understand why they've saved it to be the "kickoff" single.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

pisces otm, was thinking same.

kinder, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like this prima donna song it's cute

sounds like katy perry a lot more than britbrit

surm, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

six track stream here http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/26/marina-diamonds-electra-heart-review

piscesx, Friday, 27 April 2012 01:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Whole thing has actually leaked fwiw. It's way more polished and poppy than the first album, but that works to her advantage imo. Also, I think her singing is getting better.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 27 April 2012 03:22 (1 year ago) Permalink


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