mon 16/09/2019

Laura Marling

CD: Laura Marling - Semper Femina

Laura Marling's new album is called Semper Femina - two words the singer-songwriter also has tattooed on her leg. It's Latin for "always a woman". Despite having the motto inscribed on her flesh, Marling claims to find it hard to write...

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Laura Marling, QEH

There’s no doubting the precocious talent of Laura Marling. At just 25 she recently released her fifth album, Short Movie, which matched the spiky introspection of song-writing previously driven by folk melodies with a new rock-orientated sound....

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CD: Laura Marling - Short Movie

The best singer-songwriters, you might say, survey life's experiences with a forensic eye. That’s certainly true of Laura Marling. Her new album Short Movie  chronicles the singer's recent stint in LA where she'd relocated for a couple of...

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CD: Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle

I suppose that whether Once I Was An Eagle appeals may depend on whether you consider "underwhelming" a synonym for "disappointing". It's the word that surfaces most, the more I listen to the fourth album from newly Los Angeles-resident Laura...

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Laura Marling, Colston Hall, Bristol

Laura Marling has a way, in mid-song, of arching her head back as far as it will go, as if she were opening herself up to the heavens. She’s never been one to let herself go on stage, at least not physically: there are no unnecessary...

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CD of the Year: Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

This was the year I finally fell in love with Laura Marling’s music. I liked her first two albums well enough, but I couldn't quite shake the feeling that the endless chorus of critical hosannas was more about what people wanted her to be than what...

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CD: Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

The music-buying public must sometimes get tired of critics declaiming that modern songwriting is as good as ever. As good as The Stones, or Al Green, or Joni Mitchell? Really? Laura Marling’s first two albums do a lot to shore up the critics’ case...

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Laura Marling, Corn Exchange, Cambridge

To call Laura Marling folk rock’s Sylvia Plath for the Pete Doherty generation probably sounds like faint praise. But ever since I heard her described thus I haven’t been able to lose the Plath comparison. Fragile, sensitive, effortlessly...

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New Music CDs Round-Up 7

The best or at least most interesting new music CDs our reviewers have heard this month includes the latest from electro-pop pioneers Goldfrapp, Ry Cooder collaborating with the Chieftains, Ethiopian jazz from Mulatu Astatke as well as new albums...

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