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Metals [CD]

FeistAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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For nearly a decade, Leslie Feist did not stop moving. Her 2004 award winning album Let It Die led right into 2007’s The Reminder, which earned her four Grammy nominations, six Juno wins, the Shortlist Music Prize, and the opportunity to teach Muppets to count on Sesame Street. She made her Saturday Night Live debut and toured the world. She covered an album with Beck, recorded with ... Read more in Amazon's Feist Store

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  • Audio CD (October 4, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cherrytree / Interscope
  • ASIN: B005F6NA56
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,193 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Bad In Each Other
2. Graveyard
3. Caught A Long Wind
4. How Come You Never Go There
5. A Commotion
6. The Circle Married The Line
7. Bittersweet Melodies
8. Anti-Pioneer
9. Undiscovered First
10. Cicadas And Gulls
11. Comfort Me
12. Get It Wrong, Get It Right

Editorial Reviews

2011 album from the Canadian singer/songwriter. Metals is the follow-up to her 2007 breakout The Reminder. Recorded in Big Sur, California, Feist co-produced the album with longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky, as well as newcomer Valgeir Sigurdsson (Bjork, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) Metals will mark Feist's celebratory return to the world stage. Like The Reminder, this album is astoundingly intimate, yet often exuberant; rife with transcendent and unforgettable pop gems. The album is being teased with 12 unique vignettes, each hinting at a different element of this stunningly beautiful, sublime record.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feist's Mettle November 12, 2011
By Oi
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album was not what I expected. And I can understand the negative reviews of disappointed fans, because I was confused when I first heard the album. I was expecting songs in the tradition of mushaboom--sultry, quirky, fun, and summery, but I was surprised by this selection of cool, edgy, poetic and intellectual songs. I was so confused that I thought I didn't like the album. It was only on the second listening, after getting over my initial shock and confusion that I really gave it a good listening to. In fact, it is a wonderful album and it has grown on me since. I love it more with every subsequent listening. There's always so much more to discover. Metal features twelve unique songs that showcases a contemplative and poetic charm. The lyrics are all beautiful, and my favorite of the selection is "Comfort Me", the second last track that features the clever simplicity of a Japanese haiku. The lyrics of the song suggests a reference to (if not an inspiration from) Haiku. The tune like its lyrics is elegantly simple. Like all the wonderful haikus I love, "Comfort Me" is focused, deceptively simple, clever and carries a tongue in cheek charm.

I can't agree more that this is a more mature and contemplative album. It was definitely not what I was hoping for, but I think fans of Feist would not be too disappointed with the change. The fun, quirky and warmth of the Feist songs we love have simply taken a turn for the contemplative, idiosyncratic, and adopted a cooler edge. I read in an interview that Feist had previously contemplated naming the album Mettle but settled on Metals instead. Both are great titles I think, and this album with its new and surprising sound certainly showcased Feist's mettle. It seems to suggests that Feist's music is taking a new direction, but it is one that I will follow. This album has brought me to strange unexpected places, but overall, I say the journey has been really rewarding.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moody, sharp and aching October 4, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Feist's allure for me has always been those vocals--sharp enough to cut your heart like shaved glass, yet oozing into the corners like clotted cream, floating up and up, shimmering and warm, despairing and lovely. Comparisons with Tori Amos are not unreasonable when it comes to her delivery, but her whispers of desperation are hers alone. Music on this album hovers around the intersection of indie and alt country, a good place for her, and one which she inhabits beautifully. "Little bird/have you got a key?/ Unlock the Lock inside of me..." she sings in the opening of the beautiful "Caught in a Long Wind", and shivers creep up and down my spine, I almost feel ashamed to listen to something so personal. How can she share like this? Something so beautiful? She seems intent on wrapping her listener in layers of her soul, but is it real? Is it an illusion? I'm not sure. But I'm willing to keep exploring. Sometimes, the simplest lyrics become the most profound: in "Bittersweet Melodies", she offers slips of memories, evocations of those relationships that we all have had and regret--"I remember us/'fore we turn to dusk/ Just when these feelings were all about/ When we still could trust/in our hearts". Sometimes, for an instant, I catch a remembrance of the pure beauty of Elizabeth Fraser in her voice, and my heart catches. This is such a mature, such a wonderful album. I love it.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Breath of Fresh Air November 18, 2011
By Cooder
Format:Audio CD
I rarely ever do reviews, but after reading some people who have given this wonderful album such bad reviews, I felt compelled to. To start this is not your "Pop" type of Feist you may be expecting. These songs are not as catchy as "The Reminder" Album. This album at times gets gritty with the instruments. It gets raw with stringed instruments. It gets down to beautiful vocals. It brings elements from different angles of music and makes them almost surreal. Most of the songs start off slow and build into gorgeous landscapes that fill your ears with pure creative sounds. Like I said, it is not very poppy. It is very heartfelt. If your looking for poppy you will be disappointed. If your looking for an album filled with radiance that continues to grow like a tree on every listen, buy this album. I love it, but it might not be for you.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feist - Heavy Metals October 4, 2011
Format:Audio CD
4.5 stars

Having recorded a song quite as ubiquitous as "1234" which when attached to an advert for the I Pod Nano helped shift the little sound units by the millions, tends to be the defining "fact" of Leslie Feist's career thus far. Alternatively very clever people who read Amazon reviews know that this joyous little pop song is the proverbial tip of a very large iceberg when it comes to Feist's talent and what we have with her new album is the productions of some very powerful song craft that leads to the production of very precious metals.

Straddling the world between her indie roots in the great Canadian band Broken Social Scene and appearances on Sesame Street are all taken in her stride by Leslie Feist although on this new album there is too much for the Muppets to sing about. Indeed "Metals" is a darker beast than its predecessor (which also had its moments) but ultimately an altogether stronger and more mature album. It opens with the pounding "The bad in each other" a great folky song which sees Feist almost mixing the Fleet Foxes with Kate Bush to great effect. The next two songs are amongst the most haunting on the album and show her emerging as a major songwriting talent. First up is "Graveyard' with a tender vocal and an almost Tom Waits style backdrop full of horns and an extended exhortation to the inhabitants of the burial ground to "Bring them all back to life". The third song "Caught a long wind" has that sort of icy beauty that Sufjan Stevens has made such a trademark and is a stunning highlight. Alternatively "How come you never go there" is a light soulful blues ballad which stands in sharp contrast. The pivot of the album is "A Commotion" a thumping anthem of indie pop full of deep male chants, violins and thumping drums.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Gorgeous. Incredible. Love it.
Published 3 hours ago by Lisa S. Dockery
5.0 out of 5 stars Unalloyed treasure
Charming, and one of my most played albums of late. Several classic songs, containing compositional variety, a lot of soul, and a fair bit of wit as well. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Antony D. O'dowd
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Weird album experimental !
Published 2 months ago by J
4.0 out of 5 stars listening pleasure
I have been a fan of Feist since i heard mushaboom in a lacoste cologne commercial back in 2005 and she never fails to deliver. Read more
Published 6 months ago by T. Nastee
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
This artist has really turned me on to French inspired music. It's slow, beautiful, and breathtaking. I had puchased one of her other CDs and loved it, so I had to buy the others.
Published 11 months ago by Renee
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Greatest
If there is any justice in this world, Feist will be remembered not for her early dabbling in poppish Apple Commercial tunes, but for this album, hopefully a turning point. Read more
Published 11 months ago by David
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Chill Music
This is a good overall album to listen to in the background of a dinner party or relaxing with some wine. I really enjoyed it.
Published 13 months ago by SSIMM
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite Feist Album
I've listened to several of her albums (all good), but this one is the best (in my opinion). I especially love "The Bad In Each Other" and "Comfort Me."
Published 14 months ago by Shauna Soldate
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
Love the album! Favorite song so far is cicada and gulls.
Bittersweet melodies is another favorite. I recommend this album
Whole heartedly.
Published 17 months ago by Joseph W. Gomez
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this record
My sister had scratched my original Metals Vinyl and it was my husband's favorite record. Just bought it again for his birthday and he loves it!
Published 18 months ago by abjoershol
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