Marina & The Diamonds!

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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...

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 (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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Something's happening today.

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

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

huh, okay

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

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

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

I like it when pop songs are three good pop songs

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

yeah this is rly rly good

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

yeah why am I playing this for the 5th time

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

listening back thru her back catalogue

she's truly incredible

Ƹ༑Ʒ (imago), Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:08 (1 month ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 16:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Also? A video.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:57 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

not sure this is grabbing me yet. but optimistic for the rest.

kinder, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

guys

gonna stick my neck out and call this the most important british pop album since...fuck idk it's v v important tho

imago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

if the whole thing's got the scale & scope of the title track then my god are we in for it

imago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:30 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

i said that upthread

imago, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:31 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I'll need to hear more tracks before I buy the six different colors of "froots" wholesale.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I do like the title track MUCH MUCH more than I did the first time I played it, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:53 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Why does this come out 6 months from now when it already has a (presumably) finalized tracklist? And half the album will have been released by the time it actually comes out. An unusual strategy.

Greer, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 23:25 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That's the iamamiwhoami model. Though how commercially viable that is remains to be seen (did "Kin" sell well once it eventually came out?).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 23:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

the song is just so enormous and sad and epic

imago, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

listened to her entire back catalogue on repeat tonight. growing convinced that she's the best current popstar. at least my personal favourite - the one i connect with the most. how many popstars write such brilliant hooks and lyrics basically all about depression & insecurity?

imago, Thursday, 13 November 2014 01:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Froot just keeps improving for me on every listen (I really liked it first listen too :) )

nxd, Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:36 (1 week ago) Permalink


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