Album Review: Marnie – ‘Strange Words And Weird Wars’

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Following the success of her 2013 album Crystal World, Ladytron’s Marnie is back with a new solo offering – Strange Words And Weird Wars.

Showcasing her ability to create modern pop anthems, the album is filled with ten sparkling creations that’ll leave you hankering for the nearest dance floor.

Opening track ‘Alphabet Block’ seethes with pulsating beats alongside Marnie’s shimmering vocals and scuzzy synth-filled melodies, whilst the album continues in a swirl of uptempo electro goodness. From the ‘80s dancefloor vibes of the likes of ‘Bloom’, and the racing La Roux-reminiscent beats of ‘Girls’, it’s impossible to listen to this record without the urge to get up and groove.

In addition to being a perfect, light-hearted dancefloor accompaniment, Strange Words And Weird Wars is also filled with a majestic, sweeping grandeur. Oozing the vibrant, uplifting haze of ‘Electric Youth’, and the intense, ethereal power of the Ana Lily Amirpour thriller-inspired ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’, there is a haunting splendour running throughout the collection.

From the whirring beats and soaring electronic grace of album highlight ‘Lost Maps’, to the catchy ‘80s-inspired melodies of album closer ‘Heartbreak Kid’, each and every offering is a dreamy, electro-pop delight.

Strange Words And Weird Wars, the new album from Marnie, is out now via Disco Piñata.

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