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Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land


Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

Fifth album of indie pop from the Welsh artist previously known as Marina and the Diamonds

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  1. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    From Electra Heart to Mother Nature, MARINA never misses
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  2. 10.0 |   Albumism

    Diamandis remains one of the greatest pop genre aesthetes of our age—long may she reign
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Marina re-embraces her inner strength and quite possibly creates her magnum opus with Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    A 10-track wonder that is a more mature and eclectic take on her gloriously femme and thundering electro-pop
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Her vocal dynamism translates particularly well in rock-leaning settings, where her leaping registers make their way through enthralling kicks and mean guitar riffs
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  6. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It is lyrically riven with desperation at the state of things, ecological catastrophe within sniffing distance
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    She was always too interesting to fit into a cookie-cutter hitmaker mould, and here Marina Diamandis settles nicely into her own idiosyncratic groove
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  8. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    The first half of the album is intoxicating—it is danceable and full of fun energy. The second half of the album is all heartbreak and slow piano-filled ballads carried by Marina’s whimsical and hollowing vocals
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  9. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The unmistakably dramatic pop singer seeks the divine feminine, embracing a bold yet soft aesthetic that’s more effective than some of her lyrics
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  10. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    While Ancient Dreams succeeds musically, uneven and sometimes heavy-handed lyrics drag the effort down
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  11. 6.0 |   The FT

    The singer — formerly Marina and the Diamonds — has a relish for style which is matched with substance
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  12. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    It seems to be missing a slight spark that made Marina such a fun breath of fresh pop air. Maybe that’s the point though. These aren’t fun times, and Marina is here to deliver harsh truths
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