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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Pop Album of 2012?, 30 Dec. 2012
This review is from: Electra Heart (Audio CD)
Marina and the Diamonds went completely under my radar first time out with The Family Jewels....

And when I first heard Primadonna , i did think it was another Katy Perry song on the radio, i loved the song and when i saw Marina on tv being interviewed about this album , i was intrigued and decided to give her a go. she seemed to really want to talk about her songs and music in a more meaningful way than most pop stars do.

thank goodness i did buy the album, she truly is one of the most exciting new popstars to have come along in a very long time

whilst tv talent shows might throw up decent singers , even excellent ones from time to time, this girl really has it all and when she was interviewed, it shone through that she has something more than just passable pop songs to offer

this album is how intelligent , decent pop should be done.... and this album will stand the test of time unlike much of the throwaway stuff we are used to- the songs about clubbing, getting drunk and having a party etc.. the same tedious themes

the lyrics are so clever, so dark and real. on the surface, she might seem like she has nothing new or interesting to offer, but when you listen carefully, her brillance as a songwriter shines

her voice is great too

and the arrangements/ music complements her dark and thoughtful lyrics perfectly so that she ends up wth some of the best pop songs i have heard in a while

disposable pop this is not

My personal highlights are :
Teen Idle- such a great song for modern day life- the perfect antidote to today's fame hungry generation

Starring Role and Lies are great bittersweet love songs

Valley of the Dolls, love the beat to this song and the dark surreal feel to the song

Power and Control- a really great , dark pop song about a dysfunctional relationship

Marina is for sure a rising star, it's a shame she hasnt broken through on a larger scale (yet!) with this, she seems to be having a go stateside now, i wish her well ... she is one star deserving of the success she is yearning for

looking forward to seeing what she does into the future in her career

but yep, this is one of my best music purchases of 2012, if not the best
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