Marina & the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2012 Ratings: #1014 / 1072
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Based on 728 ratings
2012 Ratings: #163
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

Marina Diamandis ... rivals Katy Perry for catchy hooks, commands with the swagger of Gwen Stefani, and even comes close to the ethereal vocal exhilaration of Florence Welch.

80
The Irish Times
She comes with album number two to pointedly prove not only that not all second albums are mush, but also that if you try hard enough you can progress to a level where casual observers become fully paid-up members of your fan club.
80
Evening Standard
Marina excels at slower tempos, as in PM, Lies, Valley of the Dolls and The State of Dreaming, where her swooping vocals over an electro-pop beat bring to mind Kate Bush taking the easier option of her earlier days.
70
AllMusic

Electra Heart is a brooding, sexy, desperate, overwrought, and infectious record that's both aware and unashamed of its contrivance.

60
The 405

Electra Heart is a naturally glossy if not promising progression for the young songstress, and the majority of the album is still eminently fun. 

60
musicOMH

There are some strong singles which are bound to bounce around throughout the summer, but what comes next will be interesting

60
The Guardian
Marina Diamandis has a new alter ego to go with her new musical directon. Unfortunately, it's a rather familiar one.
60
The Arts Desk
Second album from Welsh-Greek pop princess is predictable but full of vim.
60
Uncut

Whether she'll increase her fanbase on this second album by cloaking her naked ambition in the character of a self-obsessed bunny boiler called Electra Heart remains to be seen, but she's certainly given it everything.

59
Pitchfork

Whilst there's no getting past some of the duller and more unbearable material on this record, it's a real shame that it's come hamstrung in this unnecessary concept, ready for people to laugh when Marina fails to pull it off. 

50
Drowned in Sound

Electra Heart is a reasonably fun listen, and even if it falls short of its stratospheric ambition, still has more to say than many of Marina's contemporaries. 

50
NME

The album as a whole is an expensive-sounding failure.

40
NOW Magazine
Her husky, swooping voice brims with character, but it’s rarely given room to breathe here, and pairing the blunt metaphorical conceits of songs like Primadonna, Bubblegum Bitch and Homewrecker with equally unimaginative beats results in much middling and unmemorable material.
40
The Independent
Over brutish electro-stomps and fizzy pop trifles every bit as sickly as that suggests, Marina's shrill Violet Elizabeth Bott inflections proclaim her emptiness.
40
The Observer
These prom queen themes have had a more intriguing musical treatment from Lana del Rey.
10
Clash
‘Electra heart’ is an ingloriously languid statement of Marina’s demise, the final stamp of disapproval on her flailing excuse of a musical career. There is actually a song called ‘Bubblegum Bitch’ on this album. ’nuff said.
FelipeRothv
68
"Electra Heart" consegue ser um álbum comercial satisfatório, pra quem não exige muito. Marina apenas estava limitada a fazer o que sua gravadora queria e acabou criando uma "personagem" confusa para isso que nomeia o álbum.

Em compensação ela também nos faz querer dançar com um pop/electropop açucarado e eletrizante, mas não deixando seu belo timbre angelical de lado nas faixas dançantes. ... read more
GersonAOTY
70
Electra Heart is the most popular (and captivating album for this generation) of Marina's career, within it she discuss topics such as love and identity, creating the title character "Electra Heart" to represent female archetypes in popular American culture (House Wife, Beauty Queen, Homewrecker and Idle Teen).

For me this album both hits and misses, especially in the production that manages to sound quite dated and predictable in comparison to its predecessor The Family Jewels, ... read more
LukasLima
87
* Bumblegum Bitch (9/10)
* Primadonna (10/10)
* Lies (9/10)
* Homewreker (8/10)
* Starring Role (8/10)
* The State Of Dreaming (8.5/10)
* Power & Control (9.5/10)
* Living Dead (8.5/10)
* Teen Idle (8/10)
* Valley of the Dolls (9/10)
* Hypocrates (9/10)
* Fear and Loathing (7.5/10)
* Radioactive (10/10)
* Sex Yeah (8/10)
* Lonely Hearts Club (8.5/10)
* Buy The Stars (7.5/10)
* How To Be a Heartbreaker (10/10)

Nota Final: 87/100
Choke959Reviews
93
Bubllegum B*tch apesar de uma letra um pouco cafona,é um estilo um pouco pop rock,é uma das melhores com certeza,bem viciante
Primadonna se incrível a mistura de algo calmo de boa,bom de se ouvir pra uma explosão com eletrônico viciante e doido bem dançante,feito pra dançar até cair,essa combinação ficou incrível
Lies um sentimento forte nos versos,e um refrão que apresenta a melhor parte de toda a ... read more
ArthurPerry
83
Melhor álbum da carreira mesmo, uma grande evolução do primeiro álbum
melhores faixas : Primadonna, Teen Idle, Bubblegum Bitch, How To Be A Heartbreaker
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Track List

  1. Bubblegum Bitch 
  2. Primadonna 
  3. Lies 
  4. Homewrecker
  5. Starring Role 
  6. The State Of Dreaming 
  7. Power & Control 
  8. Living Dead 
  9. Teen Idle 
  10. Valley Of The Dolls 
  11. Hypocrates 
  12. Fear and Loathing
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Added on: April 26, 2012