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14:32 

My English is not very bad. I think so.

I only act like I know everything
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 

I only act like I know everything
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.



«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: любимые дамы, Music Video, Music, MATD, Lyrics

13:58 

I only act like I know everything


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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

I only act like I know everything
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 

I only act like I know everything


«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

I only act like I know everything
20:02 

I only act like I know everything


«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: Lyrics, Birdy, Music

20:14 

I only act like I know everything

@темы: Birdy, Lyrics, Rhodes, Music

16:39 

I'm alive

I only act like I know everything


@темы: Sia, Music

17:41 

GORGEOUS

I only act like I know everything
«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 

I only act like I know everything
She is fantastic :hlop:

@темы: Music, Adele, любимые дамы

16:12 

I only act like I know everything


«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

10:27 

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