Listened to first 4 Laura Marling albums by 9am today


#1

she’s very good.


#2

I’m upset that you didn’t ask us to ask you anything.


#3

which one did you like the most


#4

toss up between I was an Eagle and alas i cannot swim.

have you a favourite?


#5

sorry.

do you like her?


#6

yeah, probably a creature I don’t know. really like all of them other than her latest one though.

what prompted the binge? were you already a fan or was this a voyage of discovery?


#7

That Sophia song is magnificent.

yes a big fan, i put on the first record, and then did an impromptu binge. i thought listening to 4 before 9 was worth mentioning.

I have a friend who is claiming she is better than Dylan, first 6 albums against first 6 albums.


#8

your friend is silly, although I do wonder if she would be more lauded if she were a man. I mean, her stuff always gets good reviews but there’s a lot of guys with fewer good albums who have been heralded as geniuses. probably a case of people overrating them than underrating her, but still, it’s a bit weird


#9

No i mean usually when someone makes a statement like that they go AMA

HOW WAS IT?


#10

Is there anyone else who can match up to her for best recent folk singer? Or at least modern folk, since she’s clearly not traditional nor is she trying to be.


#11

iron & wine maybe? only started listening to jesca hoop this year off the back of her new album but she seems pretty great too


#12

glorious. i will continue the binge on my way home this evening. you a fan?


#13

I enjoy her music, don’t think I love any album in particular. Saw her live at EOTR thought she was really good.


#14

I think the latest one is really good.

I have found the previous couple a bit samey and traditional.

New one is ace


#15

I agree with this opinion. Previous ones I’ve liked some songs but felt she was being a bit pretentious. Reckon she’s settled into her style/sound now, and even if she does sometimes put on an accent it doesn’t really bother me


#16

I Speak Because I Can > Semper Femina > Alas, I Cannot Swim > Short Movie > A Creature I Don’t Know > Once I Was an Eagle

love laura marling. totally better than dylan, who cares


#17

Although I’ve heard bits here and there, semper femina is the first album of hers I’ve spent time with. I think it’s great, really lush and intricate…though I have my suspicions that I won’t enjoy her previous albums quite as much?


#18

I suspect your suspicion is correct, wonton; but you should still give them a listen. At least once …