Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
If anything can keep full-length albums chugging along, it's their unrivaled ability to capture the confusion of committed relationships. Musicians as a whole tend to find themselves in precarious romantic situations, with many a fine album spun from the rough wool of love gone sour. With her fourth album, Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards examines just such a connection from start to finish, with production from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. From the gentle, folk-pop opener "Empty Threat," to the eerily familiar Sheryl Crow-like rocker "Mint," to the hopeful, rollicking "Sidecar" and finally the indie-Americana slow-jam summation "For the Record," Edwards admirably looks for answers, finds precious few, and decides to move on, as we all must.
Am New York