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A beautiful L.A. kiss-off from the departing Laura Marling
A beautiful L.A. kiss-off from the departing Laura Marling

Laura Marling is much better known in London than in Highland Park, where until early December she'd been living for some of the last few years spent in Los Angeles. In England, the folk singer, 24, gets stopped a few times a day by fans who've connected with her earlier albums, each more accomplished than the next. Three of those four have been nominated for the country's coveted Mercury Prize, which honors the year's best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. They reveal a performer with an expert grasp of the three key disciplines required of a solo artist: writing, musicianship and singing. Her fantastic album "Once I Was an Eagle" was one of the best...

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