Her new album “Metals” drops October 4th in the US and Canada, but it has leaked and can be streamed for free here:
The first single is “How Come You Never Go There” and it’s gorgeous.
Reviews are starting to trickle in. For those who have heard the album, any feedback so far?
I’ll post a formal review soon.
Oh Feist… How you and your beautiful, talented self have been sorely missed. 🙂
I don’t know, I didn’t enjoy this very much. I wish I’d been listening to something else on my way home.
It felt very bland and monotonous. The Reminder had those exceptional standout tracks 1234, Sea Lion & My Moon My Man. Such highlights are missing on Metals. The first single is pretty great as is the album opener, but they’re not as strong as the three I mentioned.
Maybe I have to give it a couple of more tries…
^YEah, I agree. This record is very bland and lacks any gems. The album all sounds like one big song. “The Reminder” had a good mix of sounds, but it was still cohesive. This is just very bland and left me bored bored before I even got the middle of the album. Very dissapointed.
After another try I guess I learned to appreciate it a bit more. I might add “A Commotion” and “Get It Wrong, Get It Right” to the songs I like, but the album still feels like chewing on unsweetened Muesli without fruits or anything. It’s missing flavor and excitement.
I quite like it. It’s not as great or memorable as The Reminder (but that’s one of my favorite albums EVER), and it’s missing some of the standout pop gems like “I Feel It All”, “My Moon My Man”, and “1234”, but there are many tracks that would fall nicely into some of The Reminder’s more delicate and elegant moments. This is less a pop album, and more so an organic, pastoral kind of album–very folksy. Feist’s vocals are in top form and there are some pretty great tracks scattered all around this album. It’s difficult to differentiate them at first, but many songs really grew on me and came to life on my second and third listens. In fact, I think “The Bad In Each Other”, “A Commotion” and “Cicadas and Gulls” are among some of her best stuff.