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Laura Marling: it’s been a champion year for the lady behind the “I Speak Because I Can” album. Ahead of Irish appearancs in Dublin and Dingle, she talks about what it’s like to be number one in the NME Cool …

Fri, Dec 3, 2010, 08:37

   

Laura Marling: it’s been a champion year for the lady behind the “I Speak Because I Can” album. Ahead of Irish appearancs in Dublin and Dingle, she talks about what it’s like to be number one in the NME Cool List and other matters of international importance.

Smoke Fairies: the tale of two lasses from Chicester who heard some spooky folk music and decided to make their own.

Pop Corner: Ailbhe Malone on Wikileaks. No, seriously.

Plus: reviews of music releases from Kanye West (CD of the Week slot for the five star “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”), Somadrone, Plain White T’s, LCD Soundsystem, “A Woman’s Heart – Then & Now” (yep, you read that right), DMX Krew, David Brubeck, “Blow Your Head” (Diplo’s dubstep compilation) and more, plus new movies on the block including Christmas Tale, Megamind 3D, Miral, Monsters, Of Gods and Men, Secretariat, The Pipe, Robinson in Ruins, My Afternoons with Marguerite and Peeping Tom.

All this and more in The Ticket, in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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