Marina Diamandis—you can see where she got her band's name from—has been struggling to convince the world of her coolness and emotional depth over the course of two albums, The Family Jewels, and, more recently, Electra Heart, an overwrought album whose high points are obscured by an overwhelming sense of feeling forced. A laundry list of of-the-moment sounds and arbitrary shout-outs to ancient Greek things is not the foundation of a great album. On the upside, it is far less irritating than The Family Jewels—maybe because it feels so irrelevant. REBECCA WILSON
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