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Laura Marling, "Wild Fire"

Marling is a restless folk searcher in the finest Joni Mitchell tradition, and this darkly pretty tune about not buying your own bullshit is one of her best. "Are you getting away with who you're trying to be?" she sings, at once subtle and stinging.