MARINA - Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

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Doublez
75
Ancient Dreams In a Modern Land is not only a return to form for Marina, but on top of that it has surprised itself positively on several occasions. If we don't necessarily find the prowess of the beginnings, on the other hand we quickly forget Love+Fear.

We feel the Welsh singer-songwriter Marina reinvigorated, as some important things that were cruelly missing on her previous and disappointing album Love + Fear. First of all, this hint of madness, as well as this contagious energy as ... read more
Maqtheus
79
O quinto álbum de Marina lhe põe na posição de uma artista confiante e destemida.

Desde que surgiu, Marina teve uma trajetória marcada de tentativas. Com erros e acertos ela permeou entre vários cenários, inclusive um quase parecido com o mainstream durante a época em que o indie ainda era uma classificação adorada no tumblr. Com seus álbuns 'The Family Jewels', 'Electra Heart' e 'Froot', Marina havia de fato se ... read more
Davibitt1234
81
Após seu álbum mais criticado pelo público, pelo fato da artista ter tentado um pop genérico, Marina volta com um álbum bem diferente e melhor que seu anterior, mais voltado ao pop rock, com várias músicas que lembram as de seus álbuns antigos, principalmente o "Froot", entregando um album bem interessante.

Quem inicia o álbum são as excelentes faixa titulo e "Venus Fly Trap", com algumas das melhores ... read more
marvelgaryen
94
Marina's new fantasy world by the name of 'Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land' is so damn refreshing. Well... it actually took some time, but she's in her full form, perhaps she's never been this great. From top to bottom this record is a great choice, the tracks all sound so refined, production wise I'm v-e-r-y impressed, some of the lyrics aren't the best but that's not even a point, her voice compensates anything.

It's not an absolutely perfect album, but that may be the exact point. She's ... read more
Musicnerdd
70
She looks like if lana del rey was actually a nice person
GersonAOTY
83
Finalmente chegou o novo álbum da Marina e digamos que é literalmente um sonho. Neste projeto vemos a artista a voltar às suas raízes de uma forma mais perfecionista e experiente, com vocais e melodias mais confiantes e impactantes como podemos observar pelos singles, principalmente "Venus Fly Trap" onde Marina faz uma alusão à sua confiança e a alegria de ser verdadeiramente livre.

Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land é um projeto ... read more
redbded
70
7.0 - Good

If this ended as strong as it started, we would’ve had an 8 on our hands.

MARINA is back, with Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land, an album that I have sort of been anticipating, yet not too strongly. I adored the title track that was released as a single, with its insane energy and hook that were just irresistible. But mostly, I jumped into Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land blind, and even though it was a good album, I’d say it’s a mixed bag.

This album starts quite ... read more
jxshmccabe
70
this album is really hit or miss.. half the album is full of ballads and the other half are anthems. i don’t really know how to feel about this new project of hers but i don’t hate it.
zachthesnack
68
I feel very torn on this.

This is much much better than her last record and some of her best songs of her entire career are on display here. The central themes and motifs are consistent through you the record. There is an appropriate amount of structural variety with the songs being mostly uptempo pop tunes with a few ballads sprinkled into the mix. There is colorful electropop production all the way throughout this record and Marina, personally seems to be at an emotional high point right ... read more
Choke959Reviews
91
Em Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Marina fala sobre problemas da sociedade moderna,liberdade e termino
Em ''Venus Fly Trap'' ela exalta a liberdade,e também tem um clipe com criticas a Hollywood,e sério que musica mais viciante e essa se parece um pouco com a faixa titulo mas com um toque especial
''Pra que ser uma flor,quando se pode ser uma planta carnívora?'' (Eis a questão)
''Man's World'' é uma clara critica ao mundo machista,e um dos sonhos antigos na ... read more
ratococacola
89
Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land: 9.2/10
Venus Fly Trap: 9.9/10
Man's World: 10/10
Purge The Poison: 9/10
Highly Emotional People: 9.5/10
New America: 8/10
Pandora's Box: 9/10
I Love You But I Love Me More: 7.9/10
Flowers: 8.7/10
Goodbye: 10/10
BaddieBaphomet
60
I’m not very familiar with MARINA, with my only experience with her being her “familiar froot” beef with Charli XCX and her album “LOVE + FEAR”, which I didn’t really care for at all. I still want to listen to her more essential albums, but I thought I could still go into her latest album since the consensus seems to be that this is more of a “return to form”. However, while this is certainly an improvement over her last record, I still found ... read more
Case
80
“Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land” is not a perfect album, and there are some notable flaws, but I think it manages to overcome them with some great production and songwriting.

This was my introduction to Marina, and I had no idea what this album was going to be when I pressed play. I hadn’t heard any of the singles, and I hadn’t really heard of Marina before. Also, while the user score was good, it wasn’t great and I heard some mixed things, so I was just ... read more
Music_Nerds
69
A welsh singer with Enya-ethereal and Eurovision qualities.

Although too pop for my personal tastes and the music/beats are often pushed way back for my aesthetic it’s the poignant lyrics and cool rhythms that win my interest and I like the message’ and totally see the appeal overall for sure.

I hope that a lot of people really listen to this.
avernannes
60
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6/10

The incredible, outstanding highs of "Ancient Dreams in a Modern World" don't, unfortunately, manage to carry the rest of the record, which lows are quite overwhelming.

As I said, the best moments on the new Marina's album are just spectacular, but all of them are laid out basically across the first three songs - "Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land", "Venus Fly Trap", and "Man's World". Here we have everything. Very ... read more
ARTPOP
88
Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land 7.7💚
Venus Fly Trap 9.7💚
Man's World 8.7💚
Purge The Poison 9.4💚
Highly Emotional People 9.8💚
New America 8.4💚
Pandora's Box 8.6💚
I Love You But I Love Me More 7.2💚
Flowers 8.5💚
Goodbye 10.0💚

Nota Final:88💚💚💚💚(Muito Bom)

Depois do fatídico "Love + Fear" lançado em 2019,um disco em que a Marina aposta em uma sonoridade mais mainstream e menos criativa,acabei ficando com um pouco de medo achando ... read more
LukasLima
81
* Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (8.5/10)
* Venus Fly Trap (9/10)
* Man's World (9/10)
* Purge The Poison (8/10)
* Highly Emotional People (7/10)
* New America (7/10)
* Pandora's Box (8/10)
* I Love You But I Love Me More (8/10)
* Flowers (8.5/10)
* Goodbye (8/10)

Nota Final: 81/100
opinionofnobody
40
Marina Diamandis attempts to re-invent herself (again) after the disappointing Love + Fear, but I just can't get into it. Whilst it's melodic and catchy here and there, I have an underlying sense that this is purely made to get some attention back her way. The lyricism is a major disappointment and comes across self indulgent and (at times) arrogant and out of touch.
nathanaskenazi
80
i love when this website pops albums like this one onto my feed, because i can't seem to get enough of new artists with clever twists that fill tiny holes in my music listening experience. most of these artists supply something unique, and this new MARINA record is no exception. most aspects of these songs are top-notch, and the high production and talent level are notable just based on some of the instruments that are played (e.g. the bass on "Venus Fly Trap"). speaking of talent, ... read more
Ymer
78
Album started off really great, some of the best material we've ever seen from Marina. However as the project continued, it got progressively weaker as time went on.

Still though, it's great to see Marina still shining whilst staying true to herself.
biglasagnayeet
65
“Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land” was my introduction to MARINA and, seeing the sentiment towards some of her other albums, I feel this necessarily wasn’t the best introduction. Whilst the production is consistently catchy and stellar, capitalising on all the best parts of synthpop, the quality throughout all the album’s other qualities ultimately vary way too much to make this record cohesive or immersive. As I just mentioned, the one element that drew me into this ... read more
Roystor
77
Finalmente tenemos el 5to álbum de estudio de Marina "Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land". No es novedad que su álbum pasado "L+F" para muchos fue decepcionante, sobre todo por la producción liderada por Clean Bandit y malas decisiones que tuvo marina para este álbum. Este nuevo álbum es un regreso a su forma y un paso en buena dirección para su discografía, adentrándonos de regreso a un sonido new wave con toque de ... read more
80starzdust
84
I'm really surprised at how great this is given the fact that love+fear was a complete disaster in my opinion. I think this might be my favorite marina album

fav tracks: ancient dreams in a modern land, venus fly trap, highly emotional people, flowers and goodbye
ArthurPerry
71
Ai o Electra é o maior da carreira mesmo
melhores faixas : Venus Fly Trap, Purge The Poison
piores faixas : Flowers, Goodbye
jkpyg
65
I love Marina, but this is quite disappointing. It’s still better than most other pop albums at the moment, but the singles were so good that I was expecting more. It’s frontloaded as hell, and then has no really captivating songs after that. I respect that it’s all self written, but some of the lyrics are so on-the-nose that it becomes quite a lecturous listen and a little too preachy.
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