Electra Heart

MARINA - Electra Heart
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Ratings: #908 / 946
User Score
Based on 348 ratings
2012 Ratings: #203
April 30, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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

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.

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.
TreyLikesBands
61
Decent

This record feels more watered down and neutralized than her debut. I feel that she sacrificed a lot of her original style to turn into this synthetic-sounding pop. Was expecting a lot from this, but there's just too many tracks that are forgettable and dull pop tunes.

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: Bubblegum Bitch, Homewrecker, Primadonna, Lies, Fear and Loathing
LEAST FAV: Living Dead
fakeplasticrose
54
My younger self is dead and this killed her.

edit: oops. bubblegum bitch is still iconic though and I don't care.
itsclairespears
96
A masterpiece. One of the best albums I have ever heard. Everything is flawless (beat, lyrics, vocals, production). If you haven't played it yet what are you waiting for?!
Favorite songs: Primadonna; Homewrecker; Starring role; Teen idle; How to be a heartbreaker
truerowance
74
Electra Heart has wonderful lyrics but, unfortunately, poor production.
Universe555
46
Despite the bops in the beginning that are only filled by burning nostalgia, everything else is a bit of a bore. An bore is not good when you're Marina.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#31/The Guardian

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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