Janine Stoll This Is Where We Bury It

Toronto-based songstress Janine Stoll’s latest release is an album full of gorgeous porch songs. Bringing in elements of jazz, Afrobeat and classic lounge to the album, she is reminiscent of her Canadian contemporary Feist, and at various points on the disc, the country tinges hint at Kathleen Edwards. Stoll's voice and approach is refreshingly mature and rich for a sophomore release. Each song weaves delicate tales of love, lust and life without going overboard with total cheese (like so many of her contemporaries tend to do). Tracks like "Kitchen Table" and "Empty Bottle" are a testament to Stoll's talent and ease with songwriting — in addition to showing off her sleepy and inviting voice. This Is Where We Bury It is a beautiful album, with Stoll's songs being the perfect accompaniment to a lazy Sunday afternoon. (Independent)