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Feist Follows “The Reminder” with Precious “Metals”

Thanks largely to the marketing of a certain Apple product, Feist’s 2007 album The Reminder gave her the big stage with its blend of catchy pop and deep folk roots rock.

With her new album Metals, Feist sheds the more radio-friendly numbers and digs deeper. She delivers a refreshing and beautiful primarily acoustic collection with elements of jazz, gospel, and easy listening bliss.

I’ve had the album less than 24-hours, and I already love it.

Arrangements are spacious and understated, providing a perfect canvas both for her lovely croon and for unexpected musical shifts (“A Commotion”, “Undiscovered First”).  Metals offers a uniquely rich blend of instrumentation and backing vocals that expertly avoid pretentiousness.

I’m going to resist the urge to highlight specific tracks, because the album is really just incredibly cohesive as a whole.  It deserves more than one listen from start to finish, and you deserve to listen to it!

Click on the following link for a sneak peak of a few tracks.

Metals score: 4.5 Falcone Rings

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2 comments on “Feist Follows “The Reminder” with Precious “Metals”

  1. Shirley Whiteside McCormack
    October 4, 2011

    Sounds pretty. wouldn’t have any idea how to hear it though.
    Mom

  2. Grande Falcone
    October 4, 2011

    Good point. I’ve added a link that allows you to hear a few songs off the album. You’ll need to enter your email address, then it will email you a separate link to listen at.

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