I Speak Because I Can

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 60
    It's almost as if the quieter tracks allow her to relax, while the full band numbers--fleshed out rather over-eagerly by a group containing several Mumfords and a Whale--subdue and constrain her. [Apr 2010, p.101]
  2. At her best, she takes PJ Harvey and Nick Drake back to their primordial folk roots, evoking mean sex in overgrown glens and casual farmhand violence.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 5, 2010
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. the folk and pop perfection of this year is Laura Marling...her incredible and amazing new album...shine...she is so talent and her voice is really beautiful...! this album is a masterpiece! Full Review »
  2. Sep 10, 2010
    9
    Laura has a way to connect to her listeners on an emotional level that mainstream songs do not have today. Her songwriting is excellent and itLaura has a way to connect to her listeners on an emotional level that mainstream songs do not have today. Her songwriting is excellent and it some songs witty and even funny. Her voice is soothing and the guitar is mellow. Definitely worth a listen. Full Review »
  3. GaryB
    Apr 9, 2010
    10
    I Speak is beautifully written performed and produced. Laura Marling is an awesome talent.