This Tornado Loves You by Neko Case
It was my favorite CD of 2009. The pipes on Neko Case are unmatched.
This reviewer sums it up quite well:
” . . .with Middle Cyclone Case accomplished three undeniable superlatives: the coolest album cover of 2009, the most bizarre album closer (30 minutes of looped frog noises), and the loveliest love song, no matter that it was told from the point of view of a tornado in love with a lost child.” –Stephen M. Deusner
More Reviews Here (and videos so you can see her voice is just as crisp live)