Albums Of The Week: 05/08/2012

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Marina & The Diamonds – Electra Heart

According to Marina, this is a concept album about the failings of the American Dream and the emptiness of modern life, but really it’s an electro-pop record that ditches much of the quirkiness that endeared the Greek/Welsh singer to her fans. The album may well gain her greater success, and Marina’s mellifluous voice is still a wonderful instrument, but  her early individuality and experimentation has been ditched somewhere along the line, and that is a shame.

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