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  • Summary: The seventh full-length solo release for the British singer-songwriter was produced with Ethan Johns and Dom Monks.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
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  1. Apr 28, 2020
    100
    Song For Our Daughter is, well, so uncannily, unreasonably and astutely beautiful that it meticulously sets aside every last one of your emotional checks and balances to wrap your core in a firm embrace.
  2. 100
    Her most measured and mature work, and perhaps the most accessible to those as yet
  3. Apr 27, 2020
    90
    While there are moments with more levity, Marling casts this world with a haunting backdrop of striking stories and superb instrumentation. It’s the rare album where a stripped-down approach entirely works, making these tales central and unmissable in their telling.
  4. Apr 15, 2020
    80
    Song For Our Daughter is a return to what made her so widely admired. These are songs of undoubted depth and longevity that can provide moments of relief and solace to those in need.
  5. Q Magazine
    May 5, 2020
    80
    Marling's seventh solo LP has the clarity, mastery and quiet strength of a folk-rock classic. [Jul 2020, p.110]
  6. Uncut
    Apr 21, 2020
    80
    It's been a gradual recalibration and Songs For Our Daughter ruffles more of Marling's characteristic composure: she's feeling the breeze, focused, pressing keenly forward. [Jun 2020, p.24]
  7. Apr 13, 2020
    76
    Song for Our Daughter brims with peaceful reflections that, even though Marling herself is just grazing her 30s, could seem like the work of an artist in their twilight years.

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  1. Apr 12, 2020
    10
    I think the album "Song for our daughter", along with the album "Once I Was an Eagle", is the best album of Laura Marling so far! Very goodI think the album "Song for our daughter", along with the album "Once I Was an Eagle", is the best album of Laura Marling so far! Very good folk rock music with great vocal. Many masterpiece tracks such as "Held Down" and "Fortune" make this album great. Expand
  2. May 4, 2020
    10
    Well-produced and beautifully performed album. A reminisce of Laura's musical influences presented elegantly.
  3. Apr 10, 2020
    10
    Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before,Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, **** on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it. Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2020
    9
    Very stunning album. Intimate folk tunes with introspective lyrics delivered with Marling's uniquely beautiful vocal stylings. Relevant,Very stunning album. Intimate folk tunes with introspective lyrics delivered with Marling's uniquely beautiful vocal stylings. Relevant, passionate and stark. "Only the Strong" is breathtaking, and deserves to be heard by everyone struggling with loneliness in these trying times. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2020
    9
    Will def give it a listen, but struggling with the math here a bit, how do two 100's and two 80's average out to a 95?
  6. Apr 11, 2020
    8
    What a beautiful album. It has some of Laura's most affecting songs to date and wonderful lyricism as usual. Love the intimate sound of this record.
  7. Apr 10, 2020
    8
    A must-listen album, very relevant this month. One of the most remarkable in her discography