Marina and the Diamonds

By Tim Stack
July 17, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Electra Heart

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She may not be a star here yet, but Marina Diamandis — whose second album recently bowed at No. 1 in her native U.K. — rivals Katy Perry for catchy hooks, commands with the swagger of Gwen Stefani, and even comes close to the ethereal vocal exhilaration of Florence Welch. Electra Heart‘s attitude-fueled dance tracks and rapturous ballads take inspiration from female archetypes, from ”Bubblegum Bitch” to ”Teen Idle.” On ”Primadonna,” she quips, ”You can count on me to misbehave.” And that’s just how we like her. B+

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Valley of the Dolls
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