Electra Heart
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
Marina and the Diamonds
2012-07-10 Pop Elektra
Music Review

Electra Heart (2012)

Marina and the Diamonds

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
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 10, 2012; Genre: Pop; Production: 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 Jul 04, 2012 Published in issue #1215 Jul 13, 2012 Order article reprints