Two years after her debut release, "Failer," Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards delivers "Back to Me," a gorgeous collection that is equal parts country and rock, joy and (more often than not

Two years after her debut release, "Failer," Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards delivers "Back to Me," a gorgeous collection that is equal parts country and rock, joy and (more often than not) pain. Indeed, Edwards' heart has surely been broken more than once by those who wear "buckle-down boots," have a "bloodshot gaze" and "talk so sweet." For whatever reason, it's easy to repeat the same mistake twice when in love. So expect Edwards' well-told tales—especially "What Are You Waiting For?" and "Old Time Sake"—to resonate with many. Smack dab in the middle is "Summerlong," a buoyant song about hoping that love lasts longer than the unofficial start (Memorial Day) and end (Labor Day) of summer. With the bittersweet last cut "Good Things," Edwards comes to the very clear realization that good things come when you "stop waiting around" and "stop looking." In other words, when you heed the advice of the album's title.—MP

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