There's a lot to be said for artists who insist on following the beat of their own drum.

There's a lot to be said for artists who insist on following the beat of their own drum. No artist does this better than Canadian chanteuse Jane Siberry, who has, over the years, flirted with mainstream success. The indispensible two-disc Love Is Everything draws from a diverse musical landscape that spans 20 years. In addition to mining gems from her early releases (including the mini-opera pop single "Mimi on the Beach" from 1984's No Borders Here and the buoyant "One More Colour" from 1985's The Speckless Sky), this set cuts from such later albums as Teenager, New York Trilogy, and Hush (from her own Sheeba label). The set closes with a new recording, "Map of the World (Part IV): Pilgrim." Then and now, Siberry remains one of the world's most refreshing artists—one who surprises as much as she delights.—MP

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