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|1.5 very poor||Lucman | April 26th 19|
I've seen a strange correlation between grey album art and similarly grey, dull, bad quality music. It's
almost a given at this point. If the art is grey the overly modern music will follow suit. The problem is
that everything sounds so cheaply produced.
4 Bumps | Bump
|1.5 very poor||NuclearSplog | April 28th 19|
"fear is full of bangers" yeah nah...marina did the diamonds dirty
2 Bumps | Bump
|0.0 ||alamo | March 23rd 19|
2 Bumps | Bump
|2.5 average||cjbizzlebizzle | June 11th 19|
Marina talks about nearly quitting making music and the comes back to release a 16 track double album and the approach just does not pay off for LOVE + FEAR. Had there been 4-5 less tracks (trimming away the very generic 'Orange Trees' and the truly bad 'To Be Human' alone would go miles here) it might have been a different story, but hindsight is 20/20. While Froot was so bright and dynamic, this output is so safe and generic in many ways. The beats are very lackluster and certainly never the focal piece of the experience; the bass tone is so dull and the drums sound like a pre-programmed piece. Marina's vocals are clean and well executed but she fails to emit passion or inspire and the hooks are OK but never top notch (thinking back to I'm A Ruin it seems like another artist entirely). For the most part the tracks are passable and often good with standouts like Handmade Heaven, Superstar, Baby and Believe in Love (this one really grows with time, maybe the best overall track) but there are many that you will just forget exist and the offenders mentioned above. LOVE + FEAR just feels like it lacks focus and its sound is centered around a very grey and timid palate beyond a few standout tracks that bring the energy and unique style Marina had in the past.
1 Bumps | Bump
|1.5 very poor||proscett | May 9th 19|
i love marina but this album is one of the blandest i've ever heard
1 Bumps | Bump
|1.0 awful||wavesofthewater | June 18th 20|
i guess the diamonds were the good part of MatD after all
|2.5 average||Doublez38 | December 11th 19|
For her big comeback, Marina has musically crossed the good side for the dark side, where everything becomes enormously generic and/or relatively bad. It's not a bad album, if we've compared it now to the current generic pop music it's pretty correct. If, on the other hand, it is compared to the previous albums, it is day and night.
|2.5 average||ChaoticVortex | May 17th 19|
Has a great shot at being the most disappointing album of 2019 especially considering how good Froot was. Half of the album is devoid of any energy, the production is bad and even Marina sounds like she just went through a serious illness. Second half is much better but even that falls short of her previous records.
|2.0 poor||OptimisticalOne | April 21st 19|
why can we review albums before they are even out? Love was bad, but Marina's singles have always
been the weakest (With Shampain and Froot as the exceptions) on their respective albums so maybe
this will surprise me? Right now, it's a 2/5.
|1.0 awful||damo13 | April 4th 19|
"Love" has just been released. 8 songs of pure dross. Lost everything that made Marina wonderful. End of the Earth is the best song on it, but that is still not great. Really hope "Fear" is better.
|2.0 poor||Murat | July 27th 20|
|2.5 average||JNeu | May 7th 20|
|3.0 good||Altmer | April 26th 20|
|2.0 poor||Xirae | April 6th 20|
|2.5 average||Coast | October 28th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Aeon89 | September 24th 19|
|5.0 classic||kb3984 | July 31st 19|
|2.5 average||grello | July 21st 19|
|1.5 very poor||Skoop | May 5th 19|
|2.0 poor||bharry | April 26th 19|
|2.0 poor||Djang0 | April 10th 19|
|3.5 great||N2B3J | April 8th 19|
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