Saturday, December 17, 2011

Top-20 countdown - no.04

Feist - Metals

It took some time for Leslie Feist, better known by just her last name, to give us one more album, after the gorgeous The Reminder, which rocketed her to the top and made her music known to a wider audience (1234 in an Apple commercial). Instead of picking the easy way, serving us one of the same, Feist clammed up, trying to detoxify from her constant contact with music. Achieving a sort of catharsis then, she began to write songs again, this time more esoteric, more personal, more particular. Metals is not a difficult record, Simply, it is not just pop or just folk - I do not believe Feist was or is pop. Some may say it is cantankerous, deprived, wanting. It is not so. As she needed patience to regain her ability to write music, the same is needed for the listener to discover all that she has to offer in this metal box of hers.

This review was first published in free-press magazine FAGazine issue 02

So far:

05. Florence + The Machines - Ceremonials
06. Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
07. Acid House Kings - Music Sounds Better With You
08. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
09. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
10. James Blake - James Blake
11. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
12. P.J. Harvey - Let England Shake
13. Scott Matthew - Gallantry's Favorite Son
14. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
15. Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
16. Gotye - Making Mirrors
17. Austra - Feel It Break
18. Soley - We Sink
19. Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
20. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

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