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A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2011 Ratings: #21 / 997
User Score
Based on 105 ratings
2011 Ratings: #67
Liked by 6 people
September 13, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
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lauramarling.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

These are truly wonderful songs that deserved to be poured over and analysed for months to come.

80
Consequence of Sound

A Creature I Don’t Know stands up well against its feted predecessor and can only add to Laura Marling’s reputation as a songwriter and musician.

JayCrackers
81
Although, many of Laura Marling inspirations and influences are very apparent on A Creature I Don't Know, I mean every female Folk & Singer/Songwriter is going to be immediately compared to Joni Mitchell, but Laura Marling makes it her own, with some very clever and emotional lyrics and with great vocals and great instrumentals, this record is still very good and definitely quite overlooked in her discography.

Track Review

The Muse 8.5/10.
I Was Just A Card 7/10
Don’t Ask Me Why ... read more
werajek
76
I couldn't motivate myself enough to come back to the old Marling's albums for such a long time and I regret it. I blame the comfort that her most recent music provides and certain expectations that come with it. If you enjoyed even one of Laura Marling's songs and are wondering whether the albums before the year 2018 are worth listening to - the answer is yes. There are no expectations to be fulfilled, no derogating in sentimentality. "A creature I don't know" is a beautifully put ... read more
getaroomyoufuck
95
31 ALBUMS FOR JULY: DAY 27

Having only heard this as well as Song For Our Daughter, I'm already confident in calling Laura Marling one of the greatest folk/singer-songwriter artists of not just our generation, but of all time. While yes her sound is definitely inspired by the likes of other singer-songwriter greats like Joni Mitchell, the melding of sounds accruing influence from jazzier as well as more folk-rocking contemporaries makes a sound that is genuinely fucking hypnotic. There is such ... read more
KingIsCole10
58
My least favorite of her album's and I feel this one is just pretty forgettable in comparison to her other work. Not bad though.
MinatoArisato
75
Emotional, well written and scratches that itch for some good folk music quite nicely.

Best Track: Salinas
Worst Track: I Was Just a Card
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Added on: July 11, 2011