• September 2011, Will I Ever See Heaven Again?

    Out 1 2011, 21h37 por dandyboy73

    Firstly, an omission. Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know really should have been in my August journal, but hey, it's given me a cracking title for this month's so let's not fret. While I really liked I Speak Because I Can, I remember at the time that one track was so mindblowingly amazing (come on down, Hope in the Air) it cast an enormous shadow over everything else. Something similar happens here, but this time it's the twin towers of Salinas and The Beast that make it really hard to keep your finger off the skip back button. I'm guessing you could say that both tracks are signs of Laura stretching herself even further than before, and both are enormous: Salinas building to a heavenly conclusion while The Beast starts from a rumble and brings to mind very un-Laura Marling words like 'mean' and 'moody', before reaching a towering climax of something else you don't think of with Laura: noise. As with I Speak... I do like the rest of the album…