October 6th, 2011
The return of Feist
Dear Leslie Feist, we heart your crafty pop and the four-year layover between your last album and your latest album, Metals, was worth the wait.
If The Reminder was the album that taught the world how to count to four and garnered a fistful of Grammy nominations, her latest recording, Metals might be the album that reminds us again that Feist’s quirky pop can be both complex and catchy, hopefully leading to some actual Grammy hardware.
Recorded this past February in an abandoned barn at the top of a California cliff, Metals is what you might expect from a punk singer turned indie-pop darling who read Steinbeck in her downtime. Which is to say the songs are confidently all over the place, sometimes chaotically noisy, sometimes hauntingly quiet, and always carefully thought out. —Jaelyn Molyneux