Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:43 AM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:46 AM
I listen to Asking for Flowers all the time and am ready to add the new album to my mix.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:56 AM
I haven't heard the new album yet and probably won't until I have time to give it a serious listen, but as someone who doesn't get Bon Iver at all . . . I'm worried.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:24 PM
I don't think she's ever really tried to be gritty. And I don't think singer songwriters have to traffic in edginess-- either lyrically or musically--in order to be authentic. Her lyrical schtick is mostly the single independent waif/rural gal/snarky ex-girlfriend. Her bar tales are more flirtatious and cute, than seedy-- which i think suits her wonderfully.
For me, Edwards is a terrific songwriter and performer, but her albums have never really convinced me of her grittiness, and they have never rocked as authoritatively as I'm sure she does in concert. The new album strikes me as a bit more of a pop album, which I'm fine with.
I watched this the other night and was struck by 1) how good she sounds live and... most importantly 2)how she is no longer that merely cute, scrappy 20-something singer... she has become a really gorgeous, poised, 30-something performer
Edited by Greg P, 10 January 2012 - 12:32 PM.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:56 PM
Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:22 PM
Greg, I don't know how else to put this: I was sitting about ten feet away from Kathleen when she played in Knoxville, and it was probably the sexiest live music performance I've ever seen.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:11 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:26 AM
I've listened to it almost every day at work for the past month or so.
This one and Real Estate.
In my father's house there are many bosses and jazz seems to tick them off so I stick to mid-tempo rock.
Still waiting for more 2012 albums to register.