Froot

MARINA - Froot
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2015 Ratings: #351 / 771
User Score
Based on 470 ratings
2015 Ratings: #73
March 13, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Electropop, Synthpop, Pop / Genres
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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.
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.

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.

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.
fakeplasticrose
69
My 6 months ago self is quaking in her marina kissing boots.
itsclairespears
93
An amazing album. Her sound is incredibly unique as is her voice. A must-listen; I highly recommend it. Not a bad song on the whole album (even though Gold is the weakest one), I even wish it was longer!
Favorite songs: Blue; Forget; Solitaire; Better than that
JomDG
55
BEST TRACK: Happy
JotaBrasil
50
Em algumas ocasiões, antes de começar a ouvir um álbum para essa coluna, eu fico com um pensamento que dá "pequenos gritinhos" dizendo: "espero que esse álbum seja bom de verdade!". Isso ocorre, na maioria das vezes, pelo fato da minha simpatia pelo artista em questão por diversos motivos. Infelizmente, nem sempre esse "desejo" se concretiza e acontece como em FROOT, novo álbum da Marina & The Diamonds.

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Track List

  1. Happy
  2. Froot
  3. I'm a Ruin
  4. Blue
  5. Forget
  6. Gold
  7. Can't Pin Me Down
  8. Solitaire
  9. Better Than That
  10. Weeds
  11. Savages
  12. Immortal
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