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Friday, 14 February 2020
Alas, I Cannot Swim
2020 Charity Shop Purchase 9 - Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
Oxfam in Troon had some original 60's Scott Walker vinyl albums which would have been rather nice to own, but not at £25 a pop.
Rather, I settled for 3 CDs the first of which was Alas, I Cannot Swim, the 2008 debut album by Laura Marling on Virgin.
An album I previously had as a burn but one I was happy to upgrade to the real thing for 99p.
In a comment on a previous post about the follow up I Speak, Because I Can Spence, our Sheffield correspondent, commented that although I like LM, there's an inscrutability about her that I struggle to fathom. I would concur.
Her songs can be both sparse and intense and yet also somewhat quirky at the same time.
I quite like it but it is definitely not something you could listen to all the time. It is more music to dip in and out of. Probably best described as alternative Folk.
Laura Marling - Ghosts
Laura Marling - My Manic and I