Lyricism is somewhat of a lost art in the modern age. The music industry is enveloped with a legion of major recording labels and manufactured artists shoveling vapid lyrics to the public. Alas, there is a shining beacon of hope. Laura Marling’s complex use of mythology and folklore communicates innocuous subjects such as young love and heartbreak brilliantly. This English singer-songwriter's silky vocals combined with her clever lyricism has made for a lasting career in Britain's modish nu-folk scene.

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