Great first effort
First album from Welsh/Greek songstress Marina Diamandis.This is a good album but not the second coming some critics would have you believe. Marinas writing style differs between that of a wannabe Hollywood superstar to a self depracating small town girl.On the whole a fantastic first effort, Marinas voice is very strong, a cliche i know but reminiscent of Kate Bush. Standout tracks include im not a robot,the outsider and Hollywood, the latter of which contains the chorus of the year.The Kate Bush comparisons will do Marina no harm , her vocal range is similar but this album is far from derivative. A whole lot better than a certain female singer i could mention whose lyrics revolve around how crap her boyfriend is in bed and godawful nursery rhymes about her sibling.
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Fell good Album, hard to turn off!
I got this loving the released songs, and was really pleased to find the whole album as good as the singles. If you like I Am Not A Robot, Hollywood, you will love this album as I did. Many albums I can feel you need to skip a few tracks to get the best songs, but all the songs are catchy and great to listen to. Highly reccomend.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Bought this CD awhile ago and loved every track! Unfortunately I somehow lost it so I decided to buy a new copy (that's how much I love Marina's music!)
My favourite tracks would have to be 'I Am Not A Robot', 'Obsessions' and 'Oh No!', although all the songs are fun to sing-a-long to! I also would recommend having a listen to her latest album 'Electra Heart' if you are into a more pop kind of sound.
All in all I would suggest listening to some of Marina's material because although her style is very different it's this change in style that I think makes her music so enjoyable to listen to.
The Family Jewels
Brilliant debut album from a highly talented young singer. I saw her at the iTunes festival and had to have a copy of the album. It has been well worth it. Not a thing I don't like about the album, can't wait for the next installment.
Music to turn up the volume to
This is a great CD - especially the track Hollywood which is her best selling single to date. The rest of the album is good also - turn up the volume