Marina....Love + Fear
The Diamonds are gone — perhaps she had them recut — and now it’s just Marina. She and her now-resized Diamonds passed us by a little; a bit too poppy. People apparently liked her lyrics although, like the Diamonds, these appear to have been somewhat cut.
The album is poppy but appealing. She has two modes, cool indie that veers towards the bland, and holiday pop music, by which we mean those pleasant European pop tunes you hear on holiday in Spain (or Greece, she’s Greek) while you drink a beer and watch the world waddle by. The album has two halves, Love and Fear.
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