Alas, I Cannot Swim - Laura Marling

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  1. Sep 16, 2011
    In her first alum Laura Marling did soft Folk melodies that will charm you. "Ghosts", the first song of the album, shows a happy song talking about past lovers in which Laura's voice sounds charming and sincere pleading: "Lover, please do not fall to your knees. It's not like I believe i everlasting love". The following track, "Old Stone" is more nostalgic and still calming, as most of the song on this marvelous album. "Failure", "You're No God" and "Cross Your Fingers" shows maybe the most happy melodies, though the lyrics aren't maybe what we would call cheerful and bright. "Crawled Out Of The Sea" separates the album, leaving more lively tunes behind and opens the second half with "My Manic And I", a song that from my point of view is a highlight of the album, with an obscure and mysterious Laura who seems tired of his lover. The album ends with "Your Only Doll (Dora)" a song that paints landscapes with those birds at the back and that will make close your eyes.
    It's not an innovative album, as the following ones of this beautiful and talented young English singer, but it is still one that you can enjoy.
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