By Kyle Anderson
January 11, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

Voyageur

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On her fourth album, the well-traveled Ottawa ? native enlists Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to swaddle her twangy melodies in womblike warmth. That dichotomy perfectly captures her struggle between romantic wanderlust and cold comfort, best expressed on the album’s first track: ”I’m moving to ­America,” Edwards coos, before adding the kicker ”It’s an empty threat.” Voyageur is gorgeously weathered ­heartbreak, straight from the gravelliest Ontario roads. A?

Best Tracks:
Jaunty opener Empty Threat
Bluesy dirge Mint

Voyageur

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