Album Reviews

Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien, Andrew Lynch, James Hendicott and Johnnie Craig.

28th April, 2012
Album Reviews
Marina & The Diamonds: Electra Heart.

Marina & The Diamonds: Electra Heart (679 Recordings)

Marina Diamandis's habit of popping up more regularly in the fashion pages than in the arts section doesn't mean her mind isn't focused on the music, but her second album resolutely refuses to catch fire. Electra Heart's musical palette is a squelchy paste of blaring 303 synths and four-to-the-floor rhythms, while the lyrical worldview is confined to a crudely brattish persona (sample titles: Primadonna, Bubblegum Bitch, Homewrecker, Teen...

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