Laura Marling

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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On my radar: Dolly Alderton's cultural highlights
The writer and podcaster on Nick Cave’s sage advice, growing up with Laura Marling and the lure of life-changing noodles

Dolly Alderton

24, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Michael Kiwanuka wins 2020 Mercury prize
Folk-soul singer wins £25,000 prize on third attempt for the album Kiwanuka, described by the Guardian as one of the best albums of the past decade

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Sep, 2020 @6:36 PM

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Mercury prize 2020: Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Michael Kiwanuka among nominees
More female artists nominated than any other year, including a fourth nomination for Laura Marling

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Jul, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Mercury prize 2020: where are the albums dragged from the fringes?
Yes, it boasts more women, but this year’s list of nominees doesn’t offer much in the way of surprises

Alexis Petridis

23, Jul, 2020 @10:30 AM

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Laura Marling live at Union Chapel review: up close and virtual
This taut, live-streamed gig showcased the lone singer-songwriter’s dexterity and reserve to perfection

Kitty Empire

13, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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'I loved the weirdness' – can Laura Marling's crowdless gig rescue live music?
The singer played ticketed livestreams from an (almost) empty church to brighten up lockdown. We took up a lonely pew to see if it could match the real thing

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Jun, 2020 @4:19 PM

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This week's best culture at home, from Derek Jarman's garden to Headlong's 12 isolation plays
The Observer’s critics recommend the best new arts shows to enjoy on TV, on the radio and online

24, May, 2020 @7:30 AM

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The best albums of 2020 so far
There’s shaken-up pop from Rina Sawayama, searching rap by J Hus and Jay Electronica, and invention everywhere from KeiyaA’s soul to Beatrice Dillon’s electronics

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Laura Marling webchat – your questions answered on musical prophecy, loving Lizzo and double denim
She released her seventh album, Song for Our Daughter, early and is organising guitar lessons during Covid-19, but she joined us to discuss books, heartbreak and introversion

Guardian music

28, Apr, 2020 @12:07 PM

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Laura Marling: Song for Our Daughter review – better than ever

Kitty Empire

19, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Laura Marling's cultural highlights
The singer-songwriter on Greta Gerwig, an intimate podcast – and what she’s binge-watching in lockdown

Jude Rogers

11, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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