Close Harbour (Stage 3)
7digital What we said: Boasting a deadly combo of dulcet tones and an acerbic wit, all the signs were there on 2009’s First Love that Emma-Lee Moss is not your average folkster. But even the converted will be amazed by the game-raising evident on Virtue, an album that shakes Laura Marling from the top of the folk tree. Poor Emmy’s had a tough time of it the past couple of years, but the grief of being jilted (for God, no less) is eloquently addressed through a sublime use of mythical and religious allusion. The sound’s more expansive too, Gareth Jones’ lushly orchestrated arrangements matching the unbridled beauty of those gorgeous, Natasha Khan-esque vocals. True, working out personal turmoil through the medium of song is hardly a new concept, but rarely has it sounded prettier than this.
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A Woman, a Woman, a Century Of Sleep
Paper Forest (In The Afterglow of Rapture)
Exit Night / Juliet's Theme