Album review: Feist, “Metals”By Ricardo Baca | October 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
“Metals” is the Canadian singer-songwriter’s moodiest record to date, a brooding experiment in melancholy and reflection. You can’t be surprised to hear that self-reflection in Feist’s lyrics, but it’s also there in the music on “Metals” — a far cry from the playful “1234″ that made her a star via 2007′s “The Reminder.”
It’s not wrong to call it a downer of a record. But if you can handle Feist’s brand of weight that straddles the line between Joni Mitchell and Joanna Newsom, you’ll find some gems here — the chiming “The Circle Married the Line,” the peppermint-sweet “Cicadas and Gulls” and the emotional “The Bad in Each Other” included.