Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can (2010)

At not even 40 minutes, this really is a tightly wound album, but one which will unravel in a myriad different ways each time it’s played. Brilliant stuff.

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Kate Walsh – Undercover (EP) (2010)

As any great jazz player would tell you, interpretation is just as important and difficult an approach to music as original composition – here, Kate Walsh has certainly shown she’s no slouch at finding that inner core of a song, and making it her own.

Laura Veirs – Year Of Meteors (2005)

I wouldn’t say it’s much of an album to rock out to, or to exorcise demons with, nor even seduction music, but play it in spring, summer, or autumn, when you can open the windows, let in the sunlight, read a book and eat an apple. Bung it on your MP3 player, sit under a tree and let nature envelop you, for this is true chillout music.