Marina & The Diamonds - The Family Jewels (CD)

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Pop is cooler than it has ever been. No revelations there. Somewhat ironic perhaps though, that the jewel in this new crown of credibility gut-laughs in the face of any notion of 'cool'. Marina (And The Diamonds) Diamandis is living, breathing, belting, vogue-ing proof of the damn-near unfathomable possibilities contained within organic pop in 2010. "I really couldn't give a damn whether pop's in fashion this week or not, I'd be writing this music if it was dying a death," she scoffs. She's the complete songwriter/performer. 50% Greek, 50%Welsh, 100% frolicking fairytale creature. A girl with virtually no musical schooling, for whom heart scorching choruses miraculously seem to appear at the tips of her fingers with each increasingly preposterous limb fling. A voice that both lures sailors to shores and wards ships from rocks. A mind that hacks apart the fabric of Now and serves it up in an ice-cream sundae for all to guzzle down. A performer whose onstage movement has been reminding lackluster gig-goers across the land the true meaning of 'show time'. But like all the best popstars, dissecting their charms does them no justice. For Marina possesses that oh-so elusive ingredient. That one that had its name not been forsaken by reality televison's chart napalm strike, we might dare term something like 'x-factor'. Some of the greatest should-be British smash hits this side of the Millennium aside, Marina just has it. The presence, the poise, the patter. A sonicboom of a laugh that seemingly punctuates her every sentence. She's five foot six of hour-glass sensation in waiting, and this is her year.

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Number of Items
Media Type
The Family Jewels
Country of Origin
South Africa
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Are You Satisfied
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Shampain
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I Am Not A Robot
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Girls
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mowgli's Road
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Obsessions
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Hollywood
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] The Outside
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hermit The Frog
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Oh No
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Rootless
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Numb
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Guilty
Pop / Rock
Release Date
5 March 2010
South Africa
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Video Disabled
  1. Marina & The Diamonds
Date Released
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Jean, Sandton. 6 September 2010

On of the best albums I have bought in years! Marinina is, in my humble opinion, the absolute best new singeger to emerge this century. The lyrics are heartfelt and I doubt that any other singer could have come close to capturing the magic that Marina brings to the party. A must buy by any standard.

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