|4.||"Don't Pass Me By"|
|5.||"Always This Way"|
|9.||"Nothing Not Nearly"|
Characteristically stylish and cerebral here on her sixth album, Laura Marling has always seemed like an old head on young shoulders , writing songs rich in detail and emotional complexity. These songs are scripted as an exploration of femininity, and walk her usual balance between delicacy and fortitude, replete with hook and words that lodge themselves in the recesses of the consciousness. Part folk tradition, part Laurel Canyon songcraft, yet her mellifluous and effortlessly mature tones further marking her out as a uniquely potent proposition, and 'Semper Femina' is the sound of Marling firing on all cylinders in the tastefully understated manner that only she knows how.
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