AOTY 2019

Love + Fear

MARINA - Love + Fear
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #574 / 616
User Score
Based on 456 ratings
2019 Ratings: #992
April 26, 2019 / Release Date
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Atlantic UK / Label
Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Dork

Personas and protective shields cast aside, ‘Love + Fear’ is one of the best in the game at her most open and honest.

80
AllMusic

Marina's Electra heart still beats, it's just pumping smoother and with a confidence born from a renewed and mature perspective.

70
The Line of Best Fit

On LOVE + FEAR, Marina shoots for stripped-bare big pop, and for the most part, she achieves it, but various clichéd lyrics occasionally stop her sincerity in its tracks.

70
Clash

When Marina is playing to her strengths, there’s no stopping her.  But as ‘Love + Fear’ is split between two primary emotions, at times it does appear disjointed and confused.

60
The Independent

Throughout both parts (but more so in Fear), there’s a detachment to Marina’s vocal that implies an alien being trying to figure humanity out.

60
NME

An album of two halves, this is a singular record from a bold talent. It doesn't always land perfectly, but Marina's ingenuity can't be denied.

60
musicOMH

For such a bulky release ..., much of Love + Fear feels oddly insubstantial.

54
Pitchfork

Her first priority in composing Love + Fear seems to have been returning to a place where music could be enjoyable, and generative, and healing; in a word, safe.

40
God Is in the TV

The lightweight playlist-pleasing pop of these songs blends into the background and sounds boring, something she always avoided.

40
Spectrum Culture

Thankfully, Diamandis still boasts one defining quality – that rich, round voice capable of conveying lust, loss and casual threats ... It is what imbues Love + Hate with conviction when the melodies and lyrics fail.

BradTasteMusic
NR
What the actual fuck. Why does this site have no system to prevent 20 alt accounts giving an album a 100 before it’s out. It’s unreal
zachthesnack
45
DONT MAKE ME SNAP THESE PRETTY PURPLE FINGERS
thomasny18
40
I see that a few of you MARINA stans are here to drop a 100. Why? What's so good about her music and this album in particular? What am I missing?

Also, I would really appreciate if you could at least check out some people that put so much effort into this website, instead of just going. I'll list a few users down below:

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cynooo
NR
i was programmed incorrectly help
Toasterqueen12
39
TBH, Didn't think the first EP was necessary. Adding more shit to an album doesn't make it any better.
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Track List

  1. Handmade Heaven
  2. Superstar
  3. Orange Trees
  4. Baby (feat. Luis Fonsi)
  5. Enjoy Your Life
  6. True
  7. To Be Human
  8. End Of The Earth
  9. Believe In Love
  10. Life Is Strange
  11. You
  12. Karma
  13. Emotional Machine
  14. Too Afraid
  15. No More Suckers
  16. Soft To Be Strong
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