Who is actually known? The 20-year-old songwriter Laura Marling, the indie folk band Noah and the Whale co-founded in 2006 and 2008 her first solo album, "Alas, I Can not Swim" published "? Or her band Mumford & Sons, with last year "Sigh No More" published a fantastic folk-pop album? I would tend to last. "Sigh No More" was simply great. But yes now do not care. On "I Speak Because I Can", the second album by Laura Marling, they make common cause. And there it is again: This dynamics in the music of the companion volume. The opener "Devil's Spoke" is the total unfettered banjo sound again. But when Laura Marling Marcus Mumford and Co. must also fully withdraw. A performance that they also provide with flying colors. Laura Marling himself Geling an almost famoses folk album in the style of Joni Mitchell. Just listen to "Rambling Man", one of the best songs of the year, the so on Mitchell's "Ladies of the Canyon" could have been. Great! Toll also this slightly dark drama in "Alpha Shallows" with background choir and timpani and "Hope in the Air", the somnambulistic "Goodbye England" and the despair in the title track. Only the bit to verhuschte "What He Wrote" and to any "Darkness Descends" fall slightly out of line. Otherwise, one can only hope that Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons still take many such good albums.