Marina and the Diamonds
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My most recent audio obsession has been Marina and the the Diamonds, who have been on repeat all this week ever since my friend Nick introduced her to me by telling me that her's was a MANDATORY concert. Unfortunately, I missed the concert and now I am hoping that she returns to NYC soon but looks like it will be a while. However anyone going to SXSW I highly recommend as she'll be performing both March 19 & 20th!
Marina and the Diamonds is the stage name of Marina Diamandis, a London based half Greek half Welsh solo artist. Her debut album The Family Jewels was just released on February 22, 2010 in the UK but won't be released stateside until May 25, 2010. Honestly, I think it's one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. The catchy electropop tunes and strong vocals will have you dancing in your chair at work! My fave tracks are Hollywood, I am Not a Robot, Mowgli's Road, Obsessions, Shampain and Are you Satisfied. You can download a Remix of her song Hollywood for free here, stream from her myspace.com/marinaandthediamonds or for the most tracks, check out her YouTube channel.