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The Family Jewels

MARINA - The Family Jewels
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2010 Ratings: #474 / 865
User Score
Based on 399 ratings
2010 Ratings: #98
May 25, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chop Shop Records / Label
Indie Pop, Pop / Genres
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fakeplasticrose
85
shut up.

But yeah seriously, I've kind of fallen back in love with this. If you put the slight fake wokeness and occasionally cringy lyrics aside, this is a fun pop album and who ever said an album needs to be more than that to be great?
TreyLikesBands
75
Good

I really dig this thing. The energy in her vocals is different and avant-garde; this quality basically carried the entire album for me. Although some tracks didn't really stick with me, I enjoyed a big majority of the tracks here. Maybe some songs have some cringe-worthy lyrics and messages, but I really enjoyed the creative melodies enough.

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: Hermit the Frog, Are You Satisfied?, Hollywood, Obsessions, Girls, Numb
LEAST FAV: Shampain, Oh No!
truerowance
91
Marina Diamandis indie pop debut made me realize how her lyrics are smart and deep.
PatrickL0419
71
A fairly enjoyable debut album that show's Marina, fka Marina & the Diamonds, knack for cross-over pop sensibilities while still being in the domain of the chamber pop sound that dominated airwaves during the late 2000's before the advent of electropop, which Marina would shift to as her career progressed.
itsclairespears
78
A good debut album but her weakest to date. I still recommend it but not as good as her latest albums.
Favorite songs: Shampain; Girls; Obsessions; Hollywood
Worst songs: Hermit the frog; Oh no!
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#33/NME
#48/The Line of Best Fit

Track List

  1. Are You Satisfied?
  2. Shampain
  3. I Am Not a Robot
  4. Girls
  5. Mowgli's Road
  6. Obsessions
  7. Hollywood
  8. The Outsider
  9. Hermit The Frog
  10. Oh No!
  11. Rootless
  12. Numb
  13. Guilty
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