Marina Diamandis, the Welsh singer-songwriter and across the pond pop star, is one step from being Katy Perry or Taylor Swift. But that one step is very important, as those stars are very vanilla, very average vocally and very popular. Meanwhile barely anyone in the US knows Marina sans a few, and yet she sounds very polished, she has hooks galore and should be very popular. That step keeps here from gaining that fame, and also keeps the music from falling into oblivion, there is an effort here and craft. It's nothing groundbreaking, it's just pop done really well. It's rather bright for a breakup record, and sometimes it does get very rudimentary, but it has enough spice and edge that it rises up from the mundane. It's better than it has any right to be, and caught me hook, line and sinker.