Voyageur (Kathleen Edwards album)

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Voyageur
Studio album by Kathleen Edwards
Released January 17, 2012
Genre Folk, country, rock
Length 44:17
Label MapleMusic Recordings (CDA)
Zoë Records (US)
Producer Kathleen Edwards and Justin Vernon
Kathleen Edwards chronology
Asking for Flowers
(2008)
Voyageur
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club 3/5 stars (B-)[2]
Boston Phoenix 3.5/4 stars[3]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[4]
Toronto Star 3/4 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 6.4/10 stars[6]

Voyageur is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards, released on January 17, 2012.[7] The album was produced by Edwards and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.[7] Voyageur reached the 39th position on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, becoming Edwards' first top 100 and top 40 album in the U.S., and her first top ten album in Canada, peaking at number two.

In addition to Edwards' regular backing band, guest musicians on the album include Francis and the Lights, Norah Jones, The Good Lovelies, Stornoway, John Roderick, Phil Cook of Megafaun, S. Carey and Afie Jurvanen.[7]

The album was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize on June 14, 2012, and later listed as one of the 10 shortlisted nominees for the prize on July 17.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Kathleen Edwards.

  1. "Empty Threat" – 3:37
  2. "Chameleon/Comedian" – 4:41
  3. "A Soft Place to Land" – 4:25
  4. "Change the Sheets" – 4:30
  5. "House Full of Empty Rooms" – 3:01
  6. "Mint" – 4:52 (Backup vocals by The Good Lovelies)
  7. "Sidecar" – 2:38
  8. "Pink Champagne" – 5:09
  9. "Going to Hell" – 4:18
  10. "For the Record" – 7:06 (Back up vocal by Norah Jones)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[9] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 122
US Billboard 200[9] 39
US Folk Albums[9] 3
US Rock Albums[9] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Voyageur review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ Marcus Gilmer (January 17, 2012). "Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur". The A. V. Club. Retrieved January 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://thephoenix.com/Boston/music/132582-kathleen-edwards-voyageur/
  4. ^ "Slant review". 
  5. ^ Ben Rayner (January 17, 2012). "Album reviews: Kathleen Edwards' shimmering sadness, Skrillex's mean skills". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Stephen M. Deusner (January 18, 2012). "Voyageur". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ a b c "Kathleen Edwards Unveils 'Voyageur'". Exclaim!, October 11, 2011.
  8. ^ "Polaris Prize long list includes lots of Toronto bands". Toronto Star, June 14, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d "Chart listing for Voyageur". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kathleen Edwards | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 5 February 2012.