music // i'm gonna pop your bubblegum heart

October 04, 2013

 I've been looking to complete my Marina & The Diamonds' album collection ever since I laid my eyes (and ears) on the masterpiece that was 'The Family Jewels,' a kooky, bit all over the place album which perfectly described how I was feeling at the time. Well, nearly. I haven't felt like a tree before so I don't know what tree you were barking up the day you wrote that Marina... *no pun intended I promise*
Electra Heart starts with the track 'Bubblegum Bitch,' which sounds exactly how you would imagine it to, a fast, punchy beat with strong lyrics to boot. About how Marinas 'character' Electra really is a bit of a bitch. Say it how it is I suppose..
The album bops along with Primadonna, (which isn't about a kebab shop) Lies, to Homewrecker and about how Electra 'breaks a million hearts just for fun.' She really isn't coming across as a nice person hahaha.
But, as bad as it sounds, this is where the album goes downhill. The poppy dancing songs are gone, replaced with upsetting tracks about being suicidal and 'the wasted years.' I understand why Marina wrote the tracks, (I think!) but personally I don't like them all being in a block on their own. They're great songs if you listen to them separately, because the sadness doesn't overwhelm you... I don't know.. 
Let me know what you think about the album in the comments box below.
 Love Olivia x


  1. Primadonna is my favourite track off the album. I like her she's very different from the rest of the artists out there

    1. I love Marina, she's so unique and although many see the resemblence of her and Lana Del Ray, I don't think they're exactly the same in terms of music output x

  2. I have this album and I actually prefer the darker less poppy songs. Teen idle is my favourite! But I guess my music taste is more on the non poppy side anyway. I do however think primadonna is great and so catchy!! xxx

    1. It's been a few months since I wrote this, and I'm starting to agree with you. I was belting Teen Idle out around my room today actually... haha xxx


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