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14:32 

My English is not very bad. I think so.

We're just animals, still learning how to crawl.
Monday, 30 July 2012

An Ode to Marina and the Diamonds

By Claire, Devonne and Rayna


Before we begin our ode to Marina and the Diamonds, we first want to have a small ode to our feminist friend Rayna. Rayna is funny, smart, opinionated and she is co-writing this post as a guest-blogger! Welcome Rayna!

So who exactly is Marina and the Diamonds and why is she so awesome? Well, she’s Welsh, she’s a pop artist, she’s awesome, she’s got a beautiful voice, she’s a talented song-writer, she’s awesome, she’s super stylish…have we mentioned she’s awesome? Have you noticed that we’re saying “she” and not “they? If you thought this was a band, don’t worry about it. Many a poorly informed music reviewer has made this mistake, much to our dismay. “She” is a solo artist and her full name is Marina Diamandis. “The Diamonds” refers to her fans (which mean we’re Diamonds.Obviously). We’ve been following her career since her first album, The Family Jewels, debuted in 2010. Now, two years later, she’s released a new album, Electra Heart. Which we absolutely adore.

Musically, Marina has been compared to many artists, including Katy Perry and Lana Del Ray. While Marina’s music can match other popular artists in being fun and catchy, her lyrics are intellectual and witty in a way that is hard to rival. The subject matter of her songs ranges from the American Dream, to love, ambition, and our personal favourite topic - feminism. It’s a little deeper than “We danced on table tops and we took too many shots”. And it’s not just that her lyrics can be interpreted as feminist. Marina actually says she’s a feminist, a very rare statement for anyone in today’s pop culture. In an interview with UK magazine Company, when asked if she sees herself as a feminist Marina responds with “Yes...everybody thinks it’s about hairy legged women who hate men. But it’s not”. Contrast that with Ellie Goulding’s response in the exact same magazine where she states “No...I don’t give a shit if an artist is male or female, as long as the music is great. But I don’t think that’s being a feminist, I think that’s about equality” (Ellie please be directed to blog post one where we define feminism). Feminism has such a negative connotation that most people state they’re not a feminist as quickly as possible. For Marina to openly say she’s a feminist and actually understand the meaning of the word, is a breath of fresh air.

One of our favourite songs from Marina’s new album is “Sex, Yeah”. It sounds like it would be a vapid and shallow song, but it’s actually a comment on raunch culture and the gender stereotypes prevalent in Western society. Her lyrics lament that “nothing is provocative anymore, even for kids,” while telling us to “question what the TV tells [us]...question good and question bad”. While we are often taught to be critical thinkers, this message doesn’t usually come from pop songs. The chorus questions gender roles, wishing that “history could set you free from who you were supposed to be” and that “sex in our society didn’t tell a girl who she would be” . We could continue analyzing every line in this song but it’s probably best if you just listen to it yourself.

Seriously. Go to youtube. Now. Also while you are there take a couple minutes to watch one of her satirical music videos. We recommend “Hollywood”, “Oh No!”, and “Primadonna”.

We live in a society where pop stars are common role models for young girls. And while that may be an issue in itself, if you’re going to look up to a pop star, Marina, with her confidence, intelligence and outspoken feminism, is a pretty good choice.

@музыка: Marina and the Diamonds - Sex, Yeah!

@темы: любимые дамы, music, MATD, English, статья

20:45 

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Оченьоченьочень фруктово. Потрясающая песня, потрясающая одинокая Марина на каруселях и потрясающая танцующая Марина. Именно то, чего не хватало для лета: сочности, тепла, энергии. Amazing одним словом. Не могу насмотреться. Все-таки очень талантливая она певица. Что последний альбом, что EH, что TFJ, все они невероятные.

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«Gimme love, gimme dreams, gimme a good self esteem
Gimme good and pure, what you waiting for?
Gimme everything, all your heart can bring
Something good and true
I don't wanna feel blue anymore (Blue)
I don't wanna feel blue anymore (Blue)
Gimme, gimme

Gimme one more night
One last goodbye
Let's do it one last time
Let's do it one last time
One more time
»


@темы: gif, Music Video, Music, MATD, Lyrics, любимые дамы

13:58 

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«We fight every night for something
When the sun sets we're both the same
Half in the shadows
Half burned in flames
We can't look back for nothin'
Take what you need say your goodbyes
I gave you everything
And it's a beautiful crime.»

@темы: Tamer, Music, Lyrics

17:53 

Divergent

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Это надо же так умудриться сделать такой плохой фильм, но с такой шикарной музыкой. Причем у обоих фильмов: что у первого, что у второго. Это единственных хороший момент, который я заметила. Везде надо находить плюсы, что уж... Не посмотрела бы я фильм, значит не узнала о потрясающей певице Zella Day. Просто завораживает своим голосом, который даже вживую прекрасен. До этого меня так только Лана Дель Рей торкала. А еще, она когда поет, словно под кайфом находится, чесслово...

Кстати о фильме: скучно... Шейлин Вудли какая-то деревянная и неэмоциональная, Тео Джеймс - переросток. Какого черта? Там же подростки 18-ти летние... Остальные актеры не так уж и плохи оказались. На Кейт Уинслет и Эшли Джадд интересно было смотреть. Забавно, что Эшли Джадд и Тони Голдуину (которые играют родителей Беатрис) уже приходилось играть вместе. Смотрела на днях "Целуя девушек" и долго не могла понять, почему мне так знакомы эти лица. Вот тебе и на. Знакомые все люди. Даже не знаю, стоит ли ждать и досматривать последнюю часть?..




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@темы: Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Music, Movies, Divergent, Zella Day

12:18 

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«I know I have a fickle heart and a bitterness
And a wandering eye, and a heaviness in my head
But don't you remember, don't you remember?
The reason you loved me before,
Baby please remember me once more»

@темы: Music, Lyrics, Adele

12:34 

No Sleep to Dream

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20:02 

We're just animals, still learning how to crawl.


«And I can't fall asleep
Without a little help,
It takes awhile
To settle down
My shivered bones,
Wait till the panics out.»

@темы: Birdy, Music

20:14 

We're just animals, still learning how to crawl.

@темы: Birdy, Lyrics, Rhodes, Music

16:39 

I'm alive

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@темы: Sia, Music

17:41 

GORGEOUS

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«Hello from the other side.
I must've called a thousand times to tell you.
I'm sorry, for everything that I've done.
But when I call you never seem to be home. »



@темы: Adele, Lyrics, Music Video, Music

19:12 

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She is fantastic :hlop:

@темы: Music, Adele, любимые дамы

16:12 

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«You look like a movie
You sound like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young
»

@темы: Adele, Lyrics, Music Video, Music

20:17 

#6 Team (Pure Heroine), 2013

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Team
Artist: Lorde
Album: Pure Heroine





Glossary:

the hounds - a metaphor for Lorde’s vindictive, vicious side. While she doesn’t like to show that side of her often, but she will if she needs to
the call out - an occasion when someone is asked to come to a person's home or to a particular place in order to do a job, help someone
a finery - beautiful clothing and jewellery worn on a special occasion
a hundred jewels on throats//a hundred jewels between teeth - a reference to jewel encrusted grills that rappers often wear or reference to braces which have joints that could be mistaken for jewels. Lorde tries to make her situation more glamorous by romanticizing the little that they have
their skin in craters like the moon - pimply teenage boys
the comatose - very tired or in a deep sleep because of extreme tiredness, hard work, or too much alcohol
how to run things - to operate/to be in control of everything
we're on each other's team - being on a team represents trusting everyone else in it completely and working together
I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air - it's about most of the popular songs being played that are all about clubbing and partying. Most of them even do say, "put your hands in the air". It gets boring
shards - a piece of a broken glass, cup, container, or similar object
revel - taking pleasure in something



@темы: Song Annotation, Music Video, Music, Lyrics, Lorde, English

22:17 

#6 Water Under the Bridge (25), 2015

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Water Under the Bridge
Artist: Adele
Album: 25





Glossary:

have been through - have experienced something
wilderness - an area of land that has not been used to grow crops or had towns and roads built on it, especially because it is difficult to live in as a result of its extremely cold or hot weather or bad earth
let down - to disappoint someone by failing to do what you agreed to do or were expected to do
water under the bridge - problems that someone has had in the past that they do not worry about because they happened a long time ago and cannot now be changed


genius.com
dictionary.cambridge.org

@темы: Adele, English, Lyrics, Music, Song Annotation

22:59 

Shot at the Night, 2013

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Shot at the Night
Artist: The Killers






Glossary:

break in - to interrupt
bones - the physical reality against which the person collides in order to reach what is coveted
life line - line in a palm that represents your vitality and the length of your life


genius.com
dictionary.cambridge.org

@темы: English, Lyrics, Max Minghella, Music, Music Video, Song Annotation, The Killers

21:54 

Scab and Plaster

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Scab and Plaster
Artist: Marina and the Diamonds






Glossary:

scab - a rough surface made of dried blood that forms over a cut or broken skin while it is healing
plaster - a small piece of sticky cloth or plastic that you use to cover and protect a cut in the skin
hold down - to keep someone or something in a particular place or position and to stop him, her, or it from moving
hold up - to delay someone or something
bring up - to care for a child until he or she is an adult, often giving him or her particular beliefs
bring down - taking action against people in power
self-belief - trust in your own abilities
relief - a feeling of happiness that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended
shut in - keep someone or something inside a place by closing something such as a door
shut up - to stop talking or making a noise, or to make someone do this


genius.com
dictionary.cambridge.org

@темы: Song Annotation, Music, MATD, Lyrics, English

16:39 

#1 Do It, Try It (Junk), 2016

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Do It, Try It
Artist: M83
Album: Junk






Glossary:

take over - to begin to have control of something
walk into - to get a job very easily
back down - to admit that you were wrong or that you have been defeated
turn on - to make someone feel interested or excited, especially sexually

@темы: English, Lyrics, M83, Music, Song Annotation

11:26 

#1 Chandelier (1000 Forms of Fear), 2014

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Chandelier
Artist: Sia
Album: 1000 Forms of Fear






Glossary:

Party girls don't get hurt - the alcohol shield / IDGAF-barrier makes the party girl immune to feeling anything real… or at least until it wears off. Alcohol actually does have a numbing effect on the body, and was often used as an anesthetic in the past because it depresses the central nervous system.
I push it down, push it down - supression of fear through self medication
Throw 'em back till I lose count - it would take about 4 shots within an hour for someone the size of Sia to get drunk enough to actually start forgetting things, but one thing is for certain: She’s going to party very hard tonight. We have no information on whether she – like Nicki Minaj – is able to keep count of her money.
swing from the chandelier - taking the meaning of “life of the party” to a whole new level
Won't look down, won't open my eyes - she may be drinking herself to death but she also “won’t look down”; even if she knows the possible consequences of what she’s doing, she’s determined to ignore them for one night.
Sun is up, I'm a mess - Sia wakes up with a hangover, everything arounds her make her feel uncomfortable, that’s why she needs to get out and run from the place she woke up to forget what happened.


@темы: Lyrics, English, Music, Music Video, Sia, Song Annotation

21:52 

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Broods is a music duo from Nelson, New Zealand, composed of Georgia Nott on lead vocals, with older brother and multi-instrumentalist Caleb Nott on production and backing vocals.
Origin: Nelson, New Zealand
Members: Georgia Nott, Caleb Nott
Genres: Indie pop, Electronica, Electropop, Trip hop

Discography:
Studio albums
Evergreen, 2014
Conscious, 2016

Extended plays
Broods, 2014

Singles
"Bridges"
"Never Gonna Change"
"Mother & Father"
"L.A.F"
"Four Walls"
"Free"
"Heartlines"

Other appearances
"Ease" - Troye Sivan
"Good Life" - Zhu





@темы: music, discography, broods

10:40 

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Jasmine Lucilla Elizabeth Jennifer van den Bogaerde, better known by her stage name Birdy, is an English musician, singer and songwriter. She won the music competition Open Mic UK in 2008, at the age of 12. Wikipedia
Born: May 15, 1996, Lymington, United Kingdom
Full name: Jasmine van den Bogaerde
Genres: Folk music, Indie folk, Indie pop, Indie rock
Discography:
Studio albums
Birdy (2011)
Fire Within (2013)
Beautiful Lies (2016)

Other songs
"Let It All Go" (with Rhodes)
"Find Me" (Sigma featuring Birdy)
"I'll Keep Loving You" (David Guetta featuring Jaymes Young and Birdy)







@темы: music, gif, discography, birdy

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