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Froot

Marina And The Diamonds

Froot

Third album of indie pop from the Welsh artist Marina Diamandis produced with David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything)

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Atlantic / New Elektra
UK Release date
16/03/2015
US Release date
16/03/2015
  1. 9.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Marina's vocal range has always been one of the most important things about her work, and this album, like its two predecessors, showcases its brilliance
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is Diamandis at her best. It’s almost worrying that she’s got to follow it up at some point
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    Untamed by genre, unbothered by coolness and unhindered by people-pleasing
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  4. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Original, singular and ridiculously poptastic
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Co-produced with David Kosten, it’s that rare thing; a cohesive pop album that doesn’t just rely on a couple of big singles
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  6. 8.0 |   State

    With Froot, we’ve got to know Marina a little better, and through that, we know ourselves a little better, too. How many albums can you say that about?
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Froot cements Diamandis as one of UK pop's brightest stars. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    With her triumphant third album, she's set to go places she could previously only dream of
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  9. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Froot is the sound of Marina & The Diamonds fulfilling that early potential without losing any of the quirks that make her stand out from other singer songwriters
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  10. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    With Froot she’s refuting the myth that female artists are forever the first, the only, that they can only exist if they fit within the shape of whatever cultural or matrilineal precedent exists for them
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  11. 7.5 |   The 405

    FROOT is her strongest album to date. It's an exciting prospect to see an artist come into her own on album number three
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  12. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Another big, unabashed pop album astutely balanced with sufficient melancholy and restraint. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   The Music

    No matter what lives on pop’s fringe, it’s worth exploring
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  14. 6.0 |   Digital Spy

    There's much on Froot to love and even the tracks that dip into oft-chartered waters still have a playful spark that's hard to dislike
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  15. 6.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Froot is far from perfect. It suffers when Marina tries too hard to be sincere or earnest. She shines best when she sticks to colourful pop
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  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Marina’s whooping, swooping mannerisms add to the sense of dislocation – but if you allow yourself to be swept into her world, it’s an intriguing place
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  17. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Her most revealing and sure-footed yet
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  18. 6.0 |   Clash

    The title track is bouncy, light pop, 'Savages' is a confused diatribe against the actions of humanity, but 'I'm A Ruin' is an absolute songwriting masterclass
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  19. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Flawed as it may be at times, Froot emerges as Diamandis’ strongest album to date, mainly because it’s the first one that strongly stamps her own personality on proceedings
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  20. 5.8 |   Consequence Of Sound

    She has left the album’s core spirit so open-ended that most songs end with no aftertaste
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  21. 5.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    In the end, FROOT emerges from its bloated fifty-minute run an adequate, yet unoriginal album
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