16 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ornate, complex, and inviting in equal measure, Laura Marling’s fourth album is a quietly powerful epic. More than just a collection of songs, the album flows from one suite to the next, with the rumbling acoustics of “Take the Night Off” gliding seamlessly into the mystical, cascading melody of “Breathe.” Even the album’s roaring moments, like the drum-powered “Master Hunter,” feel homespun and intimate, as if Marling is reading a grand fairy tale brimming with twists and turns.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ornate, complex, and inviting in equal measure, Laura Marling’s fourth album is a quietly powerful epic. More than just a collection of songs, the album flows from one suite to the next, with the rumbling acoustics of “Take the Night Off” gliding seamlessly into the mystical, cascading melody of “Breathe.” Even the album’s roaring moments, like the drum-powered “Master Hunter,” feel homespun and intimate, as if Marling is reading a grand fairy tale brimming with twists and turns.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
206 Ratings
206 Ratings
EvanPowell ,

Laura Continues to Evolve

Laura Marling is a musical genius. Her albums continue to evolve as she continues to embrace an honest, thoughtful, & sincere writing style.

books2821 ,

Incredible singer, incredible musician...

I never write reviews. This may be my first on itunes. I felt compelled to write something because this album is transcendent. Listen to it. Listen to everything Laura does. She's a genius.

emilyyyyy! ,

An epic of an album...

meant to be heard in full rather than in individual downloads. It is definitely worth the hour of sitting, and listening to the poetics of Laura's lyrics and the emotions that run through the "story" she tells. The song variety isn't as apparent as in her other albums, but the sense of continuity creates the thread that ties these songs together into a harmonious album -- a quality that is difficult to find nowadays.

By far my favorite of her albums thus far.

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