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Song For Our Daughter

Laura Marling

Song For Our Daughter

Seventh album from the English singer-songwriter produced by Ethan Johns and Dom Monks

ADM rating[?]

8.6

Label
Partisan/Chrysalis
UK Release date
10/04/2020
US Release date
10/04/2020
  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Songs as fragmented and beautiful as stained glass
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  2. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    Superb collection full of romance and hope
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  3. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Full of Californian haze, making for a gorgeously contemplative experience
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  4. 10.0 |   NME

    A tribute to a figurative character, largely eschews percussion in favour of piercing words. It's a graceful ode to resilience
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  5. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    A modern classic on par with the singer-songwriting greats
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  6. 9.0 |   DIY

    Laura’s lessons to an imaginary daughter deliver with understated power
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  7. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    In an anxious and uncertain period for the human race we have been given a gift that can calm and allay fears if you let it wash over you
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  8. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    It’s the rare album where a stripped-down approach entirely works, making these tales central and unmissable in their telling
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  9. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    On her seventh outing Laura Marling offers both life lessons and much-needed escapism
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  10. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Marling’s seventh album is simpler and more straightforward than its predecessors, but it hits just as hard
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  11. 8.0 |   The FT

    Acoustic guitar melodies and themes of love and loss are made to seem newly minted
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Having taken a step back from music, Marling has returned better than ever: focused and oaky and gauzy
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  13. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Even if the present wasn't the present, Song for Our Daughter is a touching recording, and it demonstrates that, no matter the sonic style she chooses to play with, Marling remains at the top of her game
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  14. 8.0 |   music OMH

    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
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  15. 8.0 |   Clash

    A powerful and resounding success, and re-affirms Marling’s position as one of our most important feminist songwriters
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  16. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Written to an imaginary child about ‘what it is to be a woman in this society’, the singer’s seventh album is alternately intimate, sneering and sad, and lavished with gorgeous melodies
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  17. 8.0 |   Albumism

    Subtlety is sometimes used as a proxy for dull. Song For Our Daughter isn't dull; it's certainly mellow, but that's what makes the subtlety pop
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  18. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Though three years between albums proves to be Marling’s longest span, there is no doubt that her skills remain at peak level
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  19. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The echoes of Joni, CSNY et al are no longer defining
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  20. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    Sonically Song For Our Daughter offers up a familiar feel, which is no doubt from the return of producer Ethan Johns
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  21. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The starkly beautiful seventh album from the venerable singer-songwriter reveals more of her aged wisdom through winding narratives rich with humor and despair.
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  22. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Nobody by now is expecting Laura Marling to ever make any great stylistic lurches and so in that sense the gentle progression on show within Song For Our Daughter is rather lovely to witness, and plots Marling on an ever-improving trajectory
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