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.

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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Only two sides?

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 04:41 (3 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 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...


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

piscesx, Friday, 27 April 2012 01:44 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

electra heart is awesome, who knew

avicii usque ad arse (imago), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:46 (3 months ago) Permalink

I went digging around the other day to see what she's up to. She's been keeping a super low profile for months, so there's an album being recorded I'd presume.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:51 (3 months ago) Permalink

nothing rly against charli xcx but it saddens me that she got blanket coverage p much and her slightly more intellectual, tricksy m8 basically got ignored

this album repeats the debut's trick of sneaking up as it progresses, with an incredibly strong run of middle/end tracks

avicii usque ad arse (imago), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:54 (3 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Something's happening today.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 10 October 2014 14:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

Greer, Friday, 10 October 2014 16:26 (1 week ago) Permalink

huh, okay

Johnny Fever, Friday, 10 October 2014 16:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

this sounds like music go music! i.e. sounds like abba

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Friday, 10 October 2014 23:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

After initially being struck a little dumb by this song, I've come around. Ambitious and slyly earwormy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 October 2014 16:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

I like it when pop songs are three good pop songs

nxd, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah this is rly rly good

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah why am I playing this for the 5th time

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

maybe coz it's rly rly good. patiently waiting for ilx to dismiss it as too intricate, too contemptuous or w/e

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

Excited for the new stuff now
Still listen to Primadonna regularly, love that jam and they keep playing it at my local bowling alley so it can never go away ha

nxd, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:41 (1 week ago) Permalink

if the next album is on this scale then it'll be p much the pop event of the year (imo)

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

No album before early 2015 is what I'm reading, but maybe we'll get a second single before year's end.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 15:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

listening back thru her back catalogue

she's truly incredible

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:08 (4 days ago) Permalink

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