Initially, the Bon Iver influence is not as noticeable as one might expect after reading the previous sentences (or any press release in regards to the LP) as it is clearly Edwards’ record and her musical direction, with Vernon's contributions appearing after several listens – mainly in the arrangements on tracks such as “A Soft Place to Land” and the production.
Full Review The fourth album from Canadian alt-country first lady Kathleen Edwards finds her working with a broader musical itinerary.
Full Review It was only on third album Asking For Flowers that Kathleen Edwards got a proper release in these shores.
Showing a brave honesty mostly absent from the Canadian’s clean cut, alt.
After building three albums on a sturdy country-rock Canadiana frame, she jettisons the bar-band guitars and twangy vocals in favor of a bigger sound marked by gauzy production and a fuller band that includes Vernon along with members of Megafaun, Francis & the Lights, and Peter Wolf Crier.
Full Review Canadian alt-country chanteuse Kathleen Edwards is delivering a new album, her fourth, that might attract more notoriety for the music industry headlines that she’s recently chalked up more so than for the actual contents of that album, Voyageur.
country contemporaries, critics praised Edwards for her vivid narratives, with debut Failer being a gritty portrayal of America, Back to Me reading like an open diary and Asking For Flowers' ’Alicia Rose’ portraying said real life murder victim.
Full Review Singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards has different kinds of traveling in mind on her album Voyageur.Full Review Kathleen Edwards' fourth album, Voyageur, was co-produced with Justin Vernon, the man behind Bon Iver and creator of Pitchfork's 2011 album of the year.His involvement, along with the fact that they are dating, will inform the way many people approach the record, especially since it finds Edwards striking in some new musical directions.Full Review The mood on Edwards's fourth album is one of non-threatening melancholy and her medium is languid alt-country, all softened edges and warm, full arrangements, the latter the work of co-producer and rumoured beau, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.The songs are sound, if a bit dull, and the album ends with what seems like a PS addressed to cavilling journalists: "For the Record" is a forlornly defensive plaint. Full Review ‘Voyageur’ – in every sense of the title’s meaning – is a record that sees its creator, Kathleen Edwards, investigate and expand both her sonic and lyrical content with the exactitude of a valiant voyager.Full Review Classy Americana from Canadian chanteuse produced by Bon Iver.