• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2012
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Uncut
    May 2, 2012
    60
    Whether she'll increase her fanbase on this second album by cloaking her naked ambition in the character of a self-obsessed bunny boiler called Electra Heart remains to be seen, but she's certainly given it everything. [May 2012, p.78]
  2. Electra Heart is too professional to be truly terrible, but it's never clever enough to be more than merely toytown.
  3. Apr 30, 2012
    60
    Electra Heart showcases glimpses of a clever, ballsy pop star.
  4. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    She's somewhere beneath some half-hearted songs, a confused concept and someone else's image.
  5. May 4, 2012
    59
    Whilst there's no getting past some of the duller and more unbearable material on this record ... if she'd made a record full of songs as unaffected as these four ["Lies," "Starring Role," "Power & Control," "Living Dead"], Electra Heart could be one of the year's most acclaimed pop albums.
  6. 50
    Not sure-footed enough in its subversion, its artificiality feels fake rather than carefully plotted.
  7. Apr 26, 2012
    50
    Electra Heart is a reasonably fun listen, and even if it falls short of its stratospheric ambition, still has more to say than many of Marina's contemporaries.
  8. Q Magazine
    Jun 21, 2012
    40
    Electra Heart sounds high on concept, low on songs. [Jun 2012, p.108]
  9. May 3, 2012
    40
    On Electra Heart, Diamandis trades her cabaret post-punk vocal histrionics and thrift-store chic for an unconvincing Jacqueline Susann bombshell image and more overtly top-40-friendly sound.
  10. Apr 30, 2012
    40
    These prom queen themes have had a more intriguing musical treatment from Lana del Rey.
  11. 40
    Over brutish electro-stomps and fizzy pop trifles every bit as sickly as that suggests, Marina's shrill Violet Elizabeth Bott inflections proclaim her emptiness.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 479 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
  1. Jul 13, 2012
    10
    This album is everything a perfect album should be!!! Best Pop Album of 2012 !!! The highlight songs of this album are Primadonna,StarringThis album is everything a perfect album should be!!! Best Pop Album of 2012 !!! The highlight songs of this album are Primadonna,Starring Role, Homewrecker,Living Dead and Teen Idle. Therr isn't a single filler song in the album. Beautiful imagery and concept, couldn't ask for any better. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2016
    10
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  3. Aug 24, 2012
    10
    This is my 2nd favorite album of all time (behind The Family Jewels)
    It took me a while to warm up to this album (as it did with the family
    This is my 2nd favorite album of all time (behind The Family Jewels)
    It took me a while to warm up to this album (as it did with the family jewels) but now that I've gotten used to them I absolutely love them! You should buy this album and find Living Dead, Buy the Stars, Lonely Hearts Club and Scab and Plaster, because they are also fantastic. Just give this album a chance and listen to every song at least 3 times, then you will LOVE it. If you must, only get Bubblegum **** Lies, Homewrecker, Starring Role, How to be a Heartbreaker, and Fear and Loathing. Primadonna is her most popular song, and probably to easiest to like, but not my personal favorite
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