Alas I Cannot Swim - Laura Marling
Track Listing
  1. Ghosts
  2. Old Stone
  3. Tap at My Window
  4. Failure
  5. You're No God
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  1. Ghosts
  2. Old Stone
  3. Tap at My Window
  4. Failure
  5. You're No God
  6. Cross Your Fingers
  7. Crawled out of the Sea (Interlude)
  8. My Manic and I
  9. Night Terror
  10. The Captain and the Hourglass
  11. Shine
  12. Your Only Doll (Dora)
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Due to her youth (16 when she first hit Myspace, 17 when signed to an imprint of EMI, and 18 when her debut album came out), perky-cute looks and extremely British diction, singer/songwriter Laura Marling got a lot of comparisons to Lily Allen in her early buzz, but the quietly compelling Alas I Cannot Swim is not at all a frothy pop confection. A folk-tinged AAA pop record based on Marling's alluringly husky voice and graceful acoustic guitar, Alas I Cannot Swim would be more aptly compared to the likes of Feist, Keren Ann ...