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Laura Marling LP's 'Short Movie' is approachable
Laura Marling LP's 'Short Movie' is approachable

Laura Marling arguably hit the high point of her career with 2013's "Once I Was an Eagle." Everything about that album was big — its thicket of acoustic arrangements, its peals of lyrics about heartbreak, its run time (an hour and change). For a follow-up, she's gone smaller, starting with the LP's title of "Short Movie." Though it's not the statement-making brass-ring grab that "Eagle" was, it's certainly more approachable, and maybe even more enjoyable. "Short Movie" is both lighter and stranger than its predecessor. Here, Marling's ever-brilliant guitar playing is surrounded with specters of ambient electronic...

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