Albums of the Year 2011

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1. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know (Virgin) 09/09/2011

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't KnowLaura Marling’s third album, ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ shows her as an already accomplished  artist developing within her trademark folk roots, whilst bringing tinges of jazz to her sound. Marling is clearly in control throughout, and never more so on than first track, ‘The Muse’, where she ponders wanting a man, confused at what he might do for her. The vocal is ironic and the story is told as a series of questions and quips. Marling’s more folks roots are ever present in seminal ‘Salinas’ and ‘All My Rage’. Guitar is immaculate as you would expect from her first two outings, and the accompaniment is as rich or as minimal as the track allows. Continue reading