YMMV / Marina & the Diamonds

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Is the main character in "How To Be A Heartbreaker" a manipulative bitch who enjoys toying with the emotions of boys for her own amusement or is she a Broken Bird who is just manipulating men to avoid future heartbreak? (the Mood Whiplash bridge suggests this)
  • Awesome McCool Name: Marina means "of the sea", Lambrini means "bright" or "shining", and Diamandis (of course) means "diamonds." Meaning her full name can be translated as "shining diamonds of the sea."
  • Critical Backlash/Critical Dissonance: Electra Heart was negatively reviewed by critics, but it was well received by fans, resulting in the album charting #1 in the UK and Ireland.
    • Averted with "Froot" which was both commercially and critically successful (her highest selling album to date in the United States). One critic even compared the album to True Blue era Madonna.
  • Ear Worm: "Oh No!" can get inside your head and wind up unable to break out.
    • "Primadonna" and "Homewrecker" too.
    • "I'm Miss Sugar Pink, liquor liquor lips, I'm gonna be your bubblegum bitch."
    • "FROO-OO-OO-OOT".
    • FORGE-E-E-E-ET! FORGE-E-E-E-ET!
    • I don't want to be Blue anymore. BBBBLLUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    • I'll ruin, yeah I'll ruin you, yeah i'll ruin you...
  • Fan Community Nickname: As explained on her Myspace: "I am Marina. You are The Diamonds."
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • With Lana Del Rey. To the point on Tumblr users often associate them with each other.
    • Melanie Martinez fans are becoming a part of the mix too. It helps many fans enjoy all three singers.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Marina has commented that her fans in the UK took the "Electra Heart" album, and particularly it's opening song, "Bubblegum Bitch" very seriously. In contrast, her American fans better understood the irony she wanted to get across.
  • Growing the Beard: Arguably with Froot, with it's more nuanced and stylistically varied production as well as an overall more contemplative and emotional tone- in contrast to the more bluntly satirical The Family Jewels and Electra Heart.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Given her elaborate art/camp style and her pointed subversion of stereotypical gender tropes, it's not surprising she has grown a large international following.
  • Memetic Mutation: At least in-fandom: "Oh my God, you look just like Shakira! No no, you're Catherine Zeta! Actually, my name's Marina."
    • "Electra Heart is a selfish bitch."
    • "I really don't know why it's such a big dildo".
    • Mediaphiles everywhere embraced "TV taught me how to feel/Now real life has no appeal".
  • Never Live It Down: Marina was supposed to play at Lollapalooza Brazil in 2015, and last-minute plane problems cancelled the show. Parts of the fandom (which include people who went to the festival only for her, following huge expenses, and discovered of the cancellation already in the concert venue - mind you, the concert was scheduled for 20PM and some "Diamonds" were there by noon) didn't take it easily, and months later still complain on Marina's Facebook.
  • Nightmare Fuel/Uncanny Valley: Su-Barbie-A.
    • The video from Mowgli's Road also counts.
  • Painful Rhyme: Rhyming 'lately' with... 'lately' at the beginning of "I Am Not A Robot". She could have used 'I see' in place of the second 'lately' and it would have made as much sense.
  • Signature Song: "How To Be A Heartbreaker" is her most widely known and casually-cited track, though "Hollywood", "Mowgli's Road" and "Primadonna" rival it within the fandom.
  • X Meets Y: Lady Gaga meets a less extreme Diamanda Galas, with bits of Alanis Morrisette, Madonna and Robyn thrown in.
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