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Laura Marling
Semper Femina


Released in 2017
Reviewed March 24 2017

Semper Femina

Actually, the full phrase is 'varium et mutabile semper femina', as you may find it in Virgil's Aenid. And it relates to Dido, queen of Carthage. And it means something like 'woman is ever a fickle and changeable thing'.

Of course I didn't know that. I googled. But it does put a nice context around this review, for two reasons:
1. There's a reference to another singer whose style belies her age.
2. Sort of intellectual. Adult.

As someone who spent his adolescence accompanied by Dire Straits, I'll never argue against growing up. And I'll never argue against this album either. It's just so nice. So well played. Not at all difficult.