Marina & the Diamonds - Froot
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2015 Ratings: #384 / 949
User Score
Based on 841 ratings
2015 Ratings: #56
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CRITIC REVIEWS

98
Sputnikmusic
Blending the light touch of her backing band with selectively applied electronic elements, Marina gives a more refined take on songs that in her past might have been layered in obtrusive electropop production or overwhelming string arrangements.
91
Entertainment Weekly

The Welsh chanteuse’s first two records were rooted in clubby dance-pop, but on her latest, she tosses off the dubstep like cheap cubic zirconia. The change highlights her brightest facet—that limber voice, which swings from voluptuous alto to fluttering soprano in one swoop.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Not only the first album written, produced and for herself, but also remarkably candid in her fear of death, legacy and memory. This is Diamandis at her best.

80
DIY

Untamed by genre, unbothered by coolness and unhindered by people-pleasing, Marina and the Diamonds has gone from bubblegum bitch to true pop queen; this album is the jewel in her crown.

80
AllMusic

With Froot, Diamandis has crafted an arch, swaggeringly impressive album that balances its pop sweetness with a deep-rooted maturity.

80
Drowned in Sound

With the pop landscape becoming increasingly homogeneous, more artists need to experiment, and the variety displayed across Froot's 12 tracks is impressive.

80
Spin
Is the payoff immediate? No, but that’s what makes Marina such an interesting character in the pop landscape. Her work asks for work back, just like life does. You get from it what you give. You ain’t got her number and you can’t pin her down.
80
God Is in the TV

Froot is the sound of Marina & The Diamonds fulfilling that early potential without losing any of the quirks that make her stand out from other singer songwriters. It’s her best album by far.

80
The Observer
Co-produced with David Kosten, it’s that rare thing; a cohesive pop album that doesn’t just rely on a couple of big singles.
80
Q Magazine

Froot cements Diamandis as one of UK pop's brightest stars.

80
The Irish Times
What connects everything is Dia- mandis’s assured creative bent, which remains original, singular and ridiculously poptastic.
75
The 405

FROOT is her strongest album to date. It's an exciting prospect to see an artist come into her own on album number three. We hope the good form continues now she has found what appears to be her most effective, and true, voice.

75
Pitchfork

On Froot, she's found God, and pop music, within herself. She is an artist who knows who she is, and Froot luxuriates in the confidence that we do, too, relaxing in the space and power that Diamandis has claimed.

70
Uncut
Another big, unabashed pop album astutely balanced with sufficient melancholy and restraint.
60
musicOMH

Flawed as it may be at times, Froot emerges as Diamandis’ strongest album to date, mainly because it’s the first one that strongly stamps her own personality on proceedings.

60
Clash

'Froot' is a deeply personal album, and following 'Electra Heart', Diamandis is using her music to discover who she really is. That said, by the end of 'Froot', we're still none the wiser.

60
Rolling Stone

In the end, Diamandis can't quite shape Froot into a coherent vision.

60
The Guardian

Marina’s whooping, swooping mannerisms add to the sense of dislocation – but if you allow yourself to be swept into her world, it’s an intriguing place.

58
Consequence of Sound
Jumping from intense outpours to cheeky pop, it’s an album of songs meant to be cherry-picked and passed on, not listened to as a whole.
50
Pretty Much Amazing

In the end, FROOT emerges from its bloated fifty-minute run an adequate, yet unoriginal album.

40
FLOOD Magazine
With the exception of the sumptuous first, title track single and the fierce “Savages,” this LP’s songs don’t ignite a sense of longing for repeated plays—Diamandis’s powerful voice is all that keeps them from rotting on the vine.
GersonAOTY
80
Froot is an album that has not aged very well for me, while the first part of the album remains quite strong and has some of Marina's best songs ever the second part leaves something to be desired such as "Gold" and "Can't Pin Me Down" being songs that can be annoying in their delivery or "Weeds" in his repetitive chorus. Although not as interesting as I thought in the past, it is undeniable that Froot brings a fresh and pleasant sound with a change in production ... read more
truerowance
100
Froot has a powerful meaning about life and love, the production is flawless and the lyrics incredible. 'Immortal' and 'Savages' are two of the best tracks I've ever heard lately. This is definitely Marina's best album and 2015 best album so far.
LukasLima
88
* Happy (10/10)
* Froot (9/10)
* I'm A Ruin (9/10)
* Blue (9.5/10)
* Forget (8.5/10)
* Gold (8/10)
* Can't Pin Me Down (8/10)
* Solitaire (7.5/10)
* Better Than That (8/10)
* Weeds (9/10)
* Savages (10/10)
* Immortal (8.5/10)

Nota Final: 88/100
fakeplasticrose
69
My 6 months ago self is quaking in her marina kissing boots.
midnightskys
87
Her best and most underrated album

Happy - 78/100
Froot - 90/100
I'm a Ruin - 91/100
Blue - 90/100
Forget - 87/100
Gold - 89/100
Can't Pin Me Down - 95/100 💖
Solitaire - 70/100
Better Than That - 78/100
Weeds - 98/100 💖
Savages - 96/100 💖
Immortal - 88/100

Best Track - Weeds
Worst Track - Solitaire
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Added on: December 31, 2014