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Written by Pallavi Pundir
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Published: August 4, 2012 12:32:39 am


There is a cause why Marina Lambrini Diamandis ought to be taken significantly. The 26-year-old Welsh artiste began off on a pop path in 2005,impressed by the pop women brigade together with Britney Spears,Blondie and Madonna,but has managed to maintain off its mainstream hooks. Even although her debut album The Family Jewels (2010) didn’t take off that properly on the charts,it was a precursor to what would come up subsequent.

Marina and the Diamonds take off from the “seduction of commercialism,trendy social values,household and feminine sexuality” dipped in her subtle-pop sassiness within the first album,to current an alarmingly radical “antithesis” for all the pieces Diamandis has stood for. Pop music,right here,has taken an unabashedly brazen flip and Electra Heart,her newest second album,has come forth. Among her many profitable attributes,her baroque-pop voice has emerged because the strongest bit in her music.

The 16-track album is harking back to the electro-pop New Wave of the ‘70s which noticed lots of Diamandis’ inspirations take centrestage. Her power-character varieties all through the album emerge within the first monitor Bubblegum Bitch. The Madonna-meets-Katy Perry-esque monitor introduces one to the world of Electra Heart with its dance beats and rhyming candy-flossed lyrics like Oh expensive diary,I met a boy/ He made my uninteresting coronary heart mild up with pleasure/ Oh expensive diary,we fell aside/ Welcome to the lifetime of Electra Heart. The subsequent monitor,an immediate stunner,Primadonna,one other one in all her characters,has her baroque-pop voice trilling to a candy hole,shifting to an electro bridge after which again,singing of the primadonna life,the rise and fall.

Shifting from its characters,the monitor record subsequent throws up Lies,characterised by a gradual tempo the place she sounds comfortable,her voice reverberating over the beats,nearly harking back to Justin Timberlake’s emo-pop There’s not one of the straight-laced cutesy components with Homewrecker that begins off with a nonsensical dialogue however instantly jumps on to a thumping,vengeful croon about her being a “homewrecker”,and,revelling in all her sassiness,she’s solely completely happy once I’m on the run.

Like Lies,Diamandis’ at her finest when she lets simplicity overrun her quirks. Piquantly soulful music erupts from oddballs like Teen Idle,Valley of the Dolls and The State of Dreaming with all of the low-key programmed drums and piano patterns,with equalised electro sounds. Though not particularly a spotlight of the monitor record,there’s one thing about Hypocrates,which is a really completely happy pop music with no problems. Ending the playlist are three bonus tracks Living Dead,Lonely Hearts Club and Buy the Stars,of which Lonely Hearts Club has a faint familiarity with Gaga’s digital zaniness however stands out for a sure high quality that may quickly change into Diamandis’ formulaic music.

Diamandis stands in opposition to the deteriorated and the corrupted,puckering her omnipotent femininity to supply music that she calls her personal; mature sufficient for a second album and severe sufficient for an important artiste.

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