Marina Man's World

Marina Is Back & Wants Out of This "Man's World"

"Don't underestimate the making of life / The planet has a funny way of stopping a fight." Marina, the Artist Formerly Known as Marina + The Diamonds, has returned to the mess that's America (well, and much of the rest of the world) once more. One year after Love + Fear, the "Bubblegum Bitch"…


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Marina Makes a Welcome Return to the Mess That's America

It's been 84 years, or at least a small handful, since Marina Diamandis - heretofore known as Marina & The Diamonds, henceforward simply Marina - graced a U.S. stage. If memory serves correctly (or, well, Billboard telling me so), the last time she performed stateside was during the final few shows…


The Top Songs of 2017 MuuMuse

The Top 20 Songs of 2017

Surprise: I'm breaking with tradition. As opposed to doing a complete Top 100 Singles list as I've done for the past almost-decade or so (today is the ten year anniversary of MuuMuse, by the way), I've decided to take a different approach. Not because there aren't more than enough good songs out…


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Marina Diamandis Is Having an Identity Crisis and So Am I

Excuse the dramatic headline. I had no other choice. Last month, Marina Diamandis - you and I know her best in our music libraries as Marina and the Diamonds - launched a site called marinabook. It's a Tumblr, with the old school emo spirit of a LiveJournal. (And let me tell you, I know a thing or…


The Top 50 Singles of 2015

Well! Here we go again. I worked my way through the Top 20 Albums of 2015 last week. And now, it's time to twirl right through the singles. This list is always way more fun to put together than the albums because I get to squeeze in more artists, although the ranking starts to feel especially…


The Top 20 Albums of 2015

Well, here we go. 2015 has been quite a year — personally, professionally and pop culturally speaking. I lived! I loved! I laughed! Actually, I mostly cried, because like a certain Canadian songbird, I have all of these E•MO•TIONs. (FORESHADOWING.) Anyway! We're knee-deep in list season now, and…


"Blue": Marina And The Diamonds Goes Through It At Dreamland

"Gimme love, gimme dreams, gimme a good self-esteem." "Blue" is one of the biggest and bestest songs on Marina And The Diamonds' FROOT — and no, it's not just because all the "gimme"-ing evokes "Gimme More." (But it certainly does help, and you just know that was a conscious decision on the part…


"Forget": Marina And The Diamonds Finds Strength Within Her Latest 'Froot'

Today is the third of March. 3/3. Double number day. Know what that means? The Froot Of The Month has arrived! The release of Marina And The Diamonds’ upcoming album, FROOT, is just around the corner now (bumped up to March 16, because The Internet decided to be The Internet), but not before the…


The Acoustic Version Of Marina And The Diamonds' "I'm A Ruin" Will Ruin You Too, Obviously

How's your weekend going so far? Been doing things you shouldn't do? No? Sure, Jan. Marina And The Diamonds' succulent, ever-so-melancholy "I'm A Ruin" is the latest bittersweet taste from her forthcoming album FROOT — and one of the best of the bunch so far. But wait — there's more! Just as she's…


"I'm A Ruin": Marina And The Diamonds Will Ruin You With Her Latest Piece Of 'Froot'

Oh, my lil Marina And The Diamonds. My favorite, most Froot-iest, most personal stalker to date is back with her fourth Froot Of The Month, arriving slightly ahead of schedule (February 2) for some early frooty goodness for the Diamonds. So far, she's squeezed out the joo-oo-ooce with "Froot," had…


Marina And The Diamonds Faces Death On Closing 'Froot' Track, "Immortal"

Today is the last day of 2014 (thank God), and what better way to ring in the New Year than to remind ourselves of our own impending mortality? Yes, Marina And The Diamonds is back with another Froot Of The Month for January, this time represented by a blueberry: The song is called "Immortal" and,…


"Happy": Marina And The Diamonds Finds Peace On Emotional 'Froot' Ballad

Marina And The Diamonds is finally happy...and no, it has nothing to do with Pharrell. With her second serving of Froot (remember, we're getting one taste per month until the album drops in April!), the talented singer-songstress is stripping it down on the album's opening number in an incredibly…