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feist 'the reminder' feist
the reminder
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From imploringly childlike to world-weary and wise, Leslie Feistís voice comes in many shades, but here the vast majority of them are blue. Yet, although much of the Canadian singerís follow-up to 2004ís Let It Die sounds like itís been lying in bed with the curtains drawn for days, even the most melancholy moments, like Limit To Your Love, have airy jazz arrangements that let them breathe. Whilst tracks like the more upbeat, country-tinged Past In Present prevent the overall pall of loneliness and loss from settling too oppressively.


Paul Clarke 26 April 07 rating of 3 and 1/2
Feist Ė The Reminder, released 14 May 07 on Polydor.
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comment by jukeboxjane    May 14, 2007
I don't believe the album is perma-tinged with melancholy - Leslie Feist has an extraordinary voice that for me, lies more in the celebratory than in longing. '1234' is sheer exuberance, and whilst tracks like the wonderful 'The Limit To Your Love' and 'The Park' are plaintive, they resonate on a more uplifting note for me than melancholic. Even the gorgeous opening salvo 'So Sorry', whilst laid bare and full of regret, warms by the end with the lovely harmonies.

Give your ears a treat, this album should be filed under 'classic' in years to come. A giant leap forward from 'Let It Die'...and it's made me dig out the equally superb Kings Of Convenience record 'Riot On An Empty Street' which Feist guests on!
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