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Electra Heart

Marina and the Diamonds

Electra HeartShe may not be a star here yet, but Marina Diamandis — whose second album recently bowed at No. 1 in her native U.K. — rivals Katy Perry for...Electra HeartPopShe may not be a star here yet, but Marina Diamandis — whose second album recently bowed at No. 1 in her native U.K. — rivals Katy Perry for...2012-07-17
MISBEHAVIN' MARINA With killer lungs and killer attitude, this UK primadonna rivals her American pop counterparts

MISBEHAVIN' MARINA With killer lungs and killer attitude, this UK primadonna rivals her American pop counterparts

B+

Electra Heart

Genre: Pop; Status: In Season; Music Label: Elektra

She may not be a star here yet, but Marina Diamandis — whose second album recently bowed at No. 1 in her native U.K. — 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. Electra Heart’s attitude-fueled dance tracks and rapturous ballads take inspiration from female archetypes, from ”Bubblegum Bitch” to ”Teen Idle.” On ”Primadonna,” she quips, ”You can count on me to misbehave.” And that’s just how we like her. B+

Best Tracks:
Valley of the Dolls
Lies

Originally posted July 17 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

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