Electra Heart (Deluxe)
Label: Atlantic Records Uk
Robyn too earnest and avant for you? Gaga too mainstream? Ellie Goulding too straight-laced? Then Marina's your dance-pop diva. Electra Heart spins all variety of the stuff with sassy, sugar-coated abandon: Epic '80s pop synth-onies cut with operatic drama ("Homewrecker") flow into high-diva neo-disco ("Power and Control"), icy-cool club cuts and broke-down dance-hop bangers -- and all of it is cut with flamboyantly fierce deconstructions of feminine stereotypes. Check out "Primadonna," a "Material Girl" for the modern hipster, but it's "Bubblegum Bitch" that says it all.