Marina & the Diamonds - Froot
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2015 Ratings: #373 / 925
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Based on 782 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.
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.

GersonAOTY
75
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.
fakeplasticrose
69
My 6 months ago self is quaking in her marina kissing boots.
chuckbush
72
Froot demonstra a sofisticação de Marina, um amadurecimento necessário mas não completamente satisfatório. Os temas auto depreciativos dominam a maioria das composições, dando espaço também para momentos luminosos como na ótima faixa título.
Choke959Reviews
86
Happy me surpreendi,uma balada ótima e letra maravilhosa
Froot perfeição 10.1,viciante,refrão o FRO-OO-OOT mano em conclusão essa música é tudo dona do álbum
I'm A Ruin amo,uma balada que cresce bem no instrumental,um hino
Blue legal
Forget maravilha
Gold comparada com outras é meio fraca mas ainda é bom
Can't Pin Me Down tem uma voz que parece ter um efeito,é uma música ótima apesar de não ser ... read more
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Added on: December 31, 2014