Friday, January 27, 2006
Review -- Let it Die by Feist
Let it Die is the new album by Feist. This Canadian has created quite an interesting album. With mellow accompaniment, Feist has a very 70's R&B type vibe. Her voice is very capable and her writing can swing from playful to deadly serious. On One Evening she sings, "When we started/Both brokenhearted/Not believing/It could begin and end in one evening." Keyboards, some brass instruments and acoustic guitar slide around each other in often unexpected ways. It is rare a record can be this mellow, but still be as interesting musically. This is very good and should appeal to fans of Belle and Sebastian or Beth Orton.
3.0 out of 4.0 on the Vin Swanson Scale.
Listening to them is like playing with matchbox cars on a coffee table while music from 1979 plays in the background even though its only 1975.