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A modern classic
on May 17, 2017
I'll admit it: I discovered Feist through that colorful iPod commercial that featured "1234" on it. Despite discovering an artist through advertising, it introduced me to the world of Leslie Feist and her smokey, alluring voice.
I bought it on MP3 (through the iTunes store, no less) immediately, and have since celebrated her entire discography from Let It Die to the most recent Pleasure, her work with Broken Social Scene, her appearances on the Kings of Convenience albums, and she has never ceased to amaze me.
This album stands out as her best work, in my opinion. It's starts out with an apology (So Sorry), and ends with an explanation (How My Heart Behaves). The arrangement was masterfully done with a natural mix of up and down tempo songs, almost making it seem like the record is breathing while you are listening to it.
I just acquired this album on vinyl (a beautiful white colored disc, no less!), and it sounds even more perfect than I've enjoyed it before. With so many quiet, reflective moments on the album it's important to reduce noise and Rhino definitely accomplished that. I have a feeling this is going to be on repeat for a few days.