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Posted by: Dave on November 4, 2008 at 8:56 am

LauraMarlingAlasNote: This is the debut album from the teenage British singer/songwriter.
Sound: Her rich and elegant vocals sound precocious as she guides you through lyrically dense folk/pop and folk/rock ditties. Most songs include sections where it’s just her voice and an acoustic guitar, but those sparer parts are sandwiched seamlessly in between more robust sections full of piano, strings and percussion.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “My Manic and I”; “Night Terror”
Medium Rotation tracks: “Ghosts”; “Cross Your Fingers”; “Track 12 (Hidden Track)”; “The Captain and the Hourglass”; “Tap At My Window”; “You’re No God”
Recommended: Laura’s able to jump from light and quirky (think Regina Spektor) to dark and melancholy (think Fiona Apple) to pretty and pensive (think Joni Mitchell). Her diverse range of styles, the expert arrangements of the songs and the alluring quality of her voice and words make for a strong debut.
Grade: B+

Listen to Tracks/Buy Music:
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