Asking For Flowers - Kathleen Edwards
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the singer from Canada was coproduced with Jim Scott.
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  1. The Hamilton, Canada-based songstress has creamed together her best set yet. In Asking For Flowers, Edwards is uncompromising, but sombre.
  2. Her fourth album comes as a pleasant surprise, arguably tough country at its finest. Her clear, pristine vocals convey longing, heartbreak and the sexiness of the working class with honesty and grace.
  3. She’s managed to improve on her last record, the universally adored "Back to Me," thanks to progressively mature songwriting, a stellar backing band, and solid production
  4. On her strongest album yet, she sets a poignant road tale between New York and Ontario ('Buffalo') and pens a fierce, Crazy Horse-ish squall about crack, murder and racism in her own back yard.
  5. Asking For Flowers is the work of a musician freshly settled in to the rhythm of her creative seas, and from here it is the horizon where her true potential shines.
  6. Song for song, the album falls short of “Back to Me.” It could use more of her old feistiness.
  7. 40
    With her co-producers, they fashion some perfectly weighted, tastefully adorned grroves but her voice, an idiosyncratic mix of Lucinda Williams and Dolores O'Riordan inflections, sometimes jars. [Apr 2008, p.100]

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  1. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    I honestly can't get over how fantastically vulnerable her voice is; for me, that's the highlight–hearing her beautiful voice sing herI honestly can't get over how fantastically vulnerable her voice is; for me, that's the highlight–hearing her beautiful voice sing her gorgeous melodies! Buy this album today! Expand
  2. JarmoT.
    Mar 20, 2008
    10
    Stunning CD! Great voice and great songs.
  3. OthoS.
    Apr 8, 2008
    10
    I must agree with Adam A. I usually loathe country, alt- or otherwise. I don't even like Neko Case, except for her New Pornos work. I must agree with Adam A. I usually loathe country, alt- or otherwise. I don't even like Neko Case, except for her New Pornos work. Nevertheless, this CD has not left my changer and/or iPod playlist for a month. I saw her at the Metro in Chicago last Saturday, and she is even better live. Expand
  4. AdamA.
    Mar 20, 2008
    9
    I've never rated before, but I just have to say how great this album is. Hooks in every bar like it's the bad part of town, an I've never rated before, but I just have to say how great this album is. Hooks in every bar like it's the bad part of town, an unfinished voice that tells you this is a real person, and hit after hit after hit. I just can't stop listening to it. I may have to start calling myself a fan of alt-country. Some of the songs are more touchy-feely than I like, but nearly every one is a gem. Expand
  5. SmilinJimmy
    Apr 4, 2008
    8
    An awesome album.