The Family Jewels

MARINA - The Family Jewels
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2010 Ratings: #504 / 855
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Based on 293 ratings
2010 Ratings: #93
May 25, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Chop Shop Records / Label
Indie Pop, Pop / Genres
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fakeplasticrose
79
I should technically score this way lower, however for personal reasons I just can't.

This was the first record I truly fell in love with, and whilst it has really soured on me over time and enjoyment wise is probably a light 6, it marks an important period in me, a time I made some important decisions and discovered a lot about myself. This album helped me a lot, i really wish a much better album could have been the one to do that, but yeah thank you so much Marina for making me fall in love ... read more
truerowance
91
Marina Diamandis indie pop debut made me realize how her lyrics are smart and deep.
TreyLikesBands
79
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!
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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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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