Disclaimer: You do not know how hard it was to whittle Laura Marling's discography down to ten songs. If I had it my way, every song would be in this playlist, but such is life. What did we miss? Let us know in the comments section.

Laura Marling's new album, Short Movie, is released on March 23rd via Virgin Records.

'Cross Your Fingers'

The obvious choice for number one: the moment Laura graced the world with her twee stop-motion video (taken from her debut album, Alas I Cannot Swim). If you were also 15 at the time, you'll remember how revolutionary it felt to discover beautiful British folk from a girl that would soon become somewhat of an icon to countless angsty teens. It was a bloody revolution.

'Old Stone'

This song used to make me cry, and you know a song's pretty good if it can do that. Put your headphones on, listen to the heartbreaking lyrics, and have a little cry.

'Night Terror'

Another track from her Mercury-nominated debut Alas I Cannot Swim. Starting off with Laura's voice over the gentle strumming of her acoustic - with the rattle of café plates in the background - the song builds and builds, but in a subtle manner.

'The Captain and Hourglass'

This track is another of my favourites from her 2008 debut. It was produced by Noah and the Whale's Charlie Fink, and was released when she was only 17.

'Alpha Shallows'

Marling went darker with I Speak Because I Cam, both lyrically and musically. The uncomfortable chord arrangement, handled by the gently plucking of strings, is enough to alert you she has something important to say. And she does. Even five years later this song and album sound perfect.

'Darkness Descends'

By now we know darkness is descending, Laura, I just wish you'd realised how incredible you are. The penultimate track on I Speak Because I Can, 'Darkness Descends' is an honest tale of hard times, being a child and feeling unwell.

'The Muse'

Her third studio album, A Creature I Don't Know, is full of riddles and confusion, but Marling, being no stranger to making a masterpiece from bad feelings, did exactly that. 'The Muse' is my personal favourite from this LP, and despite the lyrics about her "hunger for a muse" being unequivocally gloomy, the upbeat tempo and jazzy piano melodies would have you believe otherwise.

'My Friends'

Possibly the best of all her metaphoric lyrical poems are contained in 'My Friends': "Mama has money now and Mama has friends / She's making rags for some uptown hags / With their money in bags," and, "You're very tall, you're very handsome / You have it all, your skin smells like man," are amongst the notable lines, and the latter - well, we've all been there.

'The Water'

Okay, so it's not her song, but this duet with Johnny Flynn from his 2010 Been Listening record is just... the hypnotic harmonies.... Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling!

'Short Movie'

The title track from Marling's forthcoming album (her fifth), gives more of a nod to Bob Dylan and '60s American rock and roll than it does - in traditional Marling fashion - the likes of folk legends Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Clearly becoming even wiser beyond her years, Short Movie sounds like it will be her most mature album yet, if that's musically possible. I'm counting down the days already.