The Reminder

Album Review of The Reminder by Feist.

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The Reminder


The Reminder by Feist

Release Date: May 1, 2007
Record label: Interscope
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

77 Music Critic Score
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The Reminder - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 93
Based on rating A

Like her 2005 breakthrough Let It Die, Leslie Feist’s latest shows how this critics’ darling also woos regular folks. She has a sexy, slyly powerful, charmingly imperfect voice. She crafts deliciously catchy, acoustic-based songs with motifs recalling ’80s radio hits (from Springsteen to Soft Cell) as much as the ’00s Toronto indie-rock scene she began in.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Leslie Feist's third solo album - her collaborators on other records pretty well amount to a who's who of the Canadian underground - could be the one that launches her to dinner-party ubiquity, given a fair wind from Radio 2. Standout ballad Limit to Your Love has all the necessary ingredients to be a Parkinson favourite, but it's the details that make Feist more than another warbelstress. The Reminder barely stands still, flitting from genre to genre without ever departing from a core orchestration of guitar and piano, lightly shaded with strings and horns.

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Austin Chronicle
Their review was unenthusiastic

Whether Leslie Feist is the chanteuse who will someday make crooning cool again remains to be seen. Her follow-up to 2005's chunk of Canadian goodness, Let It Die, is neither miserable nor memorable. It does, however, succeed in mixing soft rock, indie rock, jazz, and soul. With mind-stickers like the repetitive "I Feel It All," the Spoon-full of Goldfrapp "My Moon My Man," and addictively bouncy nugget "1234," The Reminder is simply that: a multi-instrumentalization wherein the northern waif swims around in the smoky, candlelit corners of your mind until her next blip of pop genius (e.g., "Mushaboom") breaks through – or possibly off – her major label debut.

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