Wednesday, 2 January 2013

20 Best Albums of 2012: #8

8. Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur

Voyageur is a masterclass in how to take one’s pain and transform it into great music. Using Edwards’ recent divorce as a catalyst, the record traverses a wide range of emotions, from anger and disappointment to recognition and, eventually, release. Voyageur’s most accomplished songs, such as the outstanding “Going to Hell” – which describes an intimate relationship as a journey across the Canadian wilderness – and the wearied waltz “A Soft Place to Land” manage to evoke all these sentiments at once.


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