Marina And The Diamonds And Charli XCX – 'Just Desserts'

Marina And The Diamonds And Charli XCX –...

Juddering beats, playground taunts and eerily sedate vocals – Marina and Charli's debut collaboration sounds like it was created by nunchuck-wielding twins with serious intentions to injure their mutual ex. Potty-mouthed pop. Harriet...

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Marina And The Diamonds - 'Power & Control'

Marina And The Diamonds - 'Power & Control'

Oh Marina. You’re better than this anaemic, sub-Lady Gaga bilge. You don’t need to sully your name with piss-weak electropop dirges; you shouldn’t be wibbling through lyrics that were seemingly lifted out of a self-help book (“ Women and...

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 Marina And The Diamonds - 'Electra Heart'

Marina And The Diamonds - 'Electra Heart'

Ever since she began, Marina Diamandis has battled with the idea of what it means to be a female pop star. In 2009, she famously blogged about Shakira’s ‘She Wolf’ video, chastising the Colombian singer’s skimpy outfits and cage-dancing. A...

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Marina And The Diamonds - 'Primadonna'

Marina And The Diamonds - 'Primadonna'

Pre-Madonna, female artists were expected to mince demurely to music written by bloke-run hit factories. Post-Madonna, plonkers like Marina have got empowerment wrong, coming up with this: Europop fart beats and cloying vocals. Marina would do...

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Marina & The Diamonds - 'Starring Role'

Marina & The Diamonds - 'Starring Role'

We may never understand the wig’n’Stargate combo of ‘Radioactive’ , but ‘Starring Role’ shows that whatever this Electra Heart palaver is all about, Marina’s still at the core of it – along with some fiendish cad who’s clearly...

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Album review: Marina And The Diamonds - 'The Family Jewels' (679)

Album review: Marina And The Diamonds - 'The...

NME’s first encounter with Marina Diamandis took place just over a year ago on a grim winter’s evening in a Soho coffee shop. On the cusp of releasing her debut single with independent NY-Lon label Neon Gold – a corking AA side of...

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Live Review: Marina And The Diamonds

Live Review: Marina And The Diamonds

As you might have guessed by its name, the Holy Trinity Church in Leeds is the sort of imposing venue that the beard-scratching acoustica of Fleet Foxes and solo strumming of Laura Marling would flourish in. But razzle-dazzle showbiz glam? NME...

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