Post by Friendly Destroyer on Sept 17, 2011 19:04:58 GMT -8
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Maybe it's for another thread, but while I'm addressing you, I'm also really interested to know what you think of the new Feist album, because I know you're a fan. I love it.
Metals is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous through and through. I'm really surprised by all the detractors on this one, it's like they thought Feist was Colbie Caillat or something.
The recording and production are pure magic. It reminds me of albums like On the Beach and In an Areoplane Over the Sea where all the magic, dynamics, and extra punches that usually occur during post were captured live by the musicians during recording.
I swear, if this album had different cover art (which I think looks cool) people would hear it in a total different light. Every goddamn review talks about the music painting a "cold bare landscape like the one shown on the cover", idiots (obligatory "You're a cold bare landscape" to the bullshit reviewers). This is better than The Reminder in the sense that it is exactly how you want an artist to grow and sound between albums. Both are great but different and both totally sound like a Feist album.
"Why Feist no make the same album?????" - every review
I think it's a weird combination of people not listening to this album and not remembering The Reminder properly. The Reminder was not all "1 2 3 4," it was more "The Water" and "The Park" and "Brandy Alexander" and "Intuition," which is to say slow, sometimes brooding, and totally understated. This album is all those things, except none of these songs will be adapted for Sesame Street. It's really great.
My top 10 list for the year looks absolutely nothing like it did a couple of months ago, and my current frontrunner for album of the year wasn't even in my "halfway through the year" top 10 list. 2011 is ending up looking a lot better than I initially thought.
Yup same here. Opeth's new album is a little disappointing after listening to it a bunch of times. So now my album of the year pick is probably going to Primus, M83, or something else that was released earlier in the year.