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Total Freedom

Kathleen Edwards

Total Freedom

Fifth album of alt country from the Ottawa, Ontario singer-songwiter co-produced by Jim Bryson and Ian Fitchuk

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Kathleen Edwards is back making music after a five-year break, and it was worth the wait. The songs on Total Freedom are lyrically delightful and melodically charming
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    However long she decides to keep writing and singing her songs, we can only be grateful for the tough, heartfelt beauty she's chosen to share
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Its 10 songs sing with warmth, love, gratitude and lessons learned. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Returns stronger and wiser than she was before, with a first-class collection of songs to prove it
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    The singer-songwriter’s first album in eight years addresses personal misfortunes, but remains upbeat
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    After a self-imposed exile from the music industry, the Ottawa singer-songwriter is clear-eyed and serene, writing just for the thrill of discovery
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  7. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    Much of the album finds Edwards in struggle, but she presents an expansive range in her meditations
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Despite the underwhelming musicality of Total Freedom, many of these songs still pack some undeniable emotional force, especially the more joyful tracks like "Who Rescued Who" — a charming ode from Edwards to her dog
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  9. 6.0 |   American Songwriter

    Even if Total Freedom isn’t her finest work, it’s encouraging that Edwards has returned to releasing new material and doing what she does best
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