Back To Me - Kathleen Edwards
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  • Summary: The Canadian singer-songwriter's sophomore release again blends country and rock sounds, and includes a guest appearance by Benmont Tench (The Heartbreakers).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Offers up the same taut honky-tonk, high-lonesome balladry and electric-rock snarls as Failer. But the production is more direct, and her songs are more rueful. [4 Mar 2005, p.71]
  2. Impressively reconfirms why she's alt-country's brightest rising star. [May 2005, p.111]
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    [An] eloquent set of songs about absence and change. [Apr 2005, p.108]
  4. Back to Me is a solid successor to Failer, though at some point Edwards is going to have to toss aside the sour-relationship crutch if she truly wants to distinguish herself from the rest of the country-rock crowd.
  5. Too many of the songs feel more obvious and slight than bold and revealing -- as if Edwards' true muse is really Sheryl Crow. [6 Mar 2005]
  6. The roots-rock downers are blander than her admirers would hope.
  7. Marred by Edwards' rather unremarkable voice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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