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    by » 07-04-19, 17:54

    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire View Post
    Slightly disappointed with Love.
    Handmade Heaven and To Be Human (very old Marina) are by far my faves. The other songs are just there.

    Pretty much :(

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    by » 07-04-19, 19:21

    My ratings for "Love":

    "Handmade Heaven": 7.5/10
    It sounds like a typical Marina song, which is obviously not a bad thing. I like it, though I got over it rather quickly. Also, I think there would've been smarter lead single choices than this.

    "Superstar": 7/10
    This is a grower, at least for me it was one. I thought it was pretty bland after the first listen, but I enjoy it now. Imo the chorus is kind of a letdown after the brilliant pre-chorus, though.

    "Orange Trees": 5.5/10
    I don't know, this one just does nothing for me. It's not terrible or anything, but it's so painfully basic and bland.

    "Baby": 7/10
    It's basic, but at least it's a really catchy bop. It would've deserved to be a hit.

    "Enjoy Your Life": 8.5/10
    Well, this is simply a very nice, catchy pop tune. I love the chorus.

    "True": 8/10
    I really like this one as well, it bops so hard imo.

    "To Be Human": 9/10
    This one is amazing and it feels the most Marina-ish on the whole record. Musically it kinda reminds me of "Immortal". Both have a similar atmosphere imo.

    "End of the Earth": 5/10
    I've listened to this one several times now, because I thought it would be a grower, but I still don't really like it. It's listenable, but that's it.

    Strangely, I mostly prefer the album tracks to the singles (while for most people it seems to be the other way around, from what I've read), though I like the singles as well (except for "Orange Trees"). Overall, I'm definitely not disappointed with "Love" and I can't wait to hear "Fear".

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    by » 08-04-19, 00:44

    To give this some credit, it is a grower and the songs are lights and catchy but not fodder. Some of the songs do feel like they could’ve been recorded by any of the current ‘Up & Coming’ spotify type artists but let’s see how this stands up after a few months

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    by » 08-04-19, 16:36



    Not feeling the video, finding it a bit cheesy. The song is lovely, but reminds me too much of Handmade Heaven, which just feels like she's recycling the same thing in two songs on the album. The lyrics are definitely among the better ones on the album, but still something feels a bit... I don't know how to explain. Like a downgrade from her previous lyrics.

    All that sad, the ending is stunning and her vocals from 3:20 onwards are orgasmic.

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    by » 08-04-19, 17:03

    Personally I think the song could do without a video. It’s a proper statement song that would have benefited from a captivating concept rather than a collage of video shots.

    Keep the video as it doesn’t add anything to the song.

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    by » 09-04-19, 11:14

    The idea of the music video is nice, but the execution could have been better
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    by » 09-04-19, 17:27

    I am disappointed with Love so I'm really hoping Fear does it for me, I've yet to not love a Marina album so hopefully it'll grow on me!

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    by » 09-04-19, 20:49

    She delivered for me. Among her best work.

    The four new tracks are great. To Be Human and Handmade Heaven might become some of my favorites from her.

    I don’t like Orange Trees thus far.

    Baby is great but I don’t need it on the album.

    Great she’s releasing songs so often and always snatching New Music Friday playlists instead of releasing the whole album altogether and having no effect.

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    by » 10-04-19, 22:50

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo View Post
    The idea of the music video is nice, but the execution could have been better
    Cheap budget, obviously. But it keeps the streams coming on YouTube.

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    by » 11-04-19, 20:49

    So Love is far from Froot levels but as a package I like what I hear. Handmade Heaven has finally hit me big time now!

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    by » 14-04-19, 10:14

    Loving Enjoy Your Life at the moment...defo a grower of an album!

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    by » 14-04-19, 13:58

    Orange Trees is amazing. Best song she released since Froot.
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    by » 15-04-19, 19:49

    I am still hoping that FEAR might blow me away. Didn't happen with LOVE. However, I was overall pleased contrary to other forum members.
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    by » 15-04-19, 20:13

    It looks like an ATRL member was able to buy the whole vinyl in an indie store in the UK

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    by » 16-04-19, 16:20

    Ok I take back what I said about the album being meh. Yes the songwriting is subpar compared to her previous work but the whole album just clicked with me. It is meant to be a carefree pop record and once I accepted that, I definitely fell in love with it.
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    by » Today, 11:59

    This is definitely a grower.

    I’m very intrigued as to why we didn’t get a single Fear preview track! It makes me excited for next Friday!!

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