Can’t believe I let this fall out of rotation.
The Reminder is a damn near perfect album, to the point where I’m hesitant to start picking at it to learn more about why it’s so good. I could talk about how the bedroom-y arrangements feel bigger than they should, or how she makes whole, soaring songs out of compact ideas, but none of that adequately explains why The Reminder is so amazing, why its Metacritic user score is so much higher than its (already high) critic score, or how it became the best selling album on iTunes in 2007. Maybe that’s the lesson here — no matter how you look at it, The Reminder will always add up to more than the sum of its parts. If any album is worthy of a tautological shrug, it’s this one.
Feist — “Brandy Alexander” [Spotify/iTunes]
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Heard you on sound-gaze this afternoon so I thought I’d check your blog out. Pleasntly surprised to find Feist being the first blog post…..I love that album so much! Gonna check out some more posts now, but great stuff here man. Keep up the good work!
Thank you! Had a blast on Doug’s show. He does such a great job.
Yes! The Reminder is so amazing. After listening a bunch this week I’m convinced it may even be underrated. Also made me want to give Metals a more thorough listen.
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