Artists On Albums: AOA#24 (Mary Lorson on Court And Spark)

Mary Lorson on… Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark (Asylum Records, 1974) iTunes classifies this album as ‘country and folk’ and my first response is to choke! What? How clueless can you… but does it matter? Any country and folk tones on this album are just accents, window dressing; the spines of these songs are rock and jazz. Citified, … [Read more...]

Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know

It’s hard not to feel both twinges of cynical suspicion and mild concern when it comes to Laura Marling's rapidly rising starlet status.  Already shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize twice, signed to a major label with plenty of marketing muscle power and encumbered by gossip-friendly side-stories of past relationships with members of Noah & … [Read more...]