The Reminder (CherryTree / Interscope)
Reviewed by Darcie Stevens, Fri., April 27, 2007
The Reminder (CherryTree/Interscope)
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. Anyone who hits Hall & Oates smooth like "The Limit to Your Love" is good in our book. Let The Reminder remain an open chapter in Feist's breathy, inconspicuous, winter-loving tome.