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Let It Die [Import]

Feist Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Canadian singer Leslie Feist has served as a guest vocalist for Norwegian folkies Kings of Convenience, Toronto power-pop troupe Broken Social Scene and - under the frightening name 'Bitch Lap-Lap' - the hairy female rapper Peaches. But her unruly resume hardly prepares you for the emotionally rich, softy sensual music on her major label debut. Moving from tortured torch songs such as "Lonely Lonely" to pulsating originals like "Mushaboom", it also contains stunning remakes of Ron Sexsmith's "Secret Heart" and the Bee Gees' "Inside and Out," tunes Feist not only makes her own but effectively uses to dissect her romantic desolation. "Don't you wish we could forget that kiss?" she smolders on the title track. Not in this lifetime. --Aidin Vaziri

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let it live Jan. 1 2006
Format:Audio CD
Does Leslie Feist sound familiar?

If she does, it's because of her musical resume, which includes Canadian indie-popsters Broken Social Scene, rapper Peaches and the Kings of Convenience. That sort of resume also makes you wonder: what will her second solo album, "Let It Die," sound like?

Well, this is what it sounds like: Stripped down, sensual pop music, with a little bit of jazz and trip-hop around the edges. It kicks off with only an acoustic guitar, before Feist jumps in like an orphaned torch singer who wants you to hear her. "Well it's time to begin/as the summer sets in/It's the scene you set for new lovers," she croons.

From there on, Feist doesn't even slow down. She ventures into cheery, catchy pop like "Mushaboom," sensual slow ballads, rippling trippy songs, and smooth torch songs. There's even -- surprisingly -- a cover of the Bee Gees' "Inside And Out," which she gives a funky spin, and a delicately catchy cover of Ron Sexsmith's underrated "Secret Heart."

Additionally, there are several bonus tracks, including a remix and a piano version of one song. But these aren't quite up to the level of the main body of music here. Pretty, yes, but not outstanding.

Feist's music isn't the sort that sets off fireworks and sets you raving about how much fun it is, quality be damned. "Let It Die" is the sort of album that is periodically hailed as being the real deal -- no studio tricks, only a dab of musical polish, and strong reliance on good songwriting and tunes rather than hooks. In other words, this is not a studio creation, but pure music.

But if the music is lovely, Feist is even better. Her vocals are front-and-center, and she makes good use of them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing March 29 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i love this cd so much. its just amazing in the way that it can just take you up, up away from daily life. it just makes you so happy its ridiculous. even if you don't like lo-fi music, you'll still fall for it because of her flowy voice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent debut June 5 2004
By V. Chan
Format:Audio CD
I was in Paris in a FNAC store when I first heard her album. Imagine my surprise to find that this singer from Toronto was releasing her debut on a French label. Regardless, I snapped up this album before heading back to Toronto (this was about a month or two before it got a NA release) and never looked back.
This woman has a style that's like a mix of Sarah Slean and Holly Cole. With almost a lo-fi and stripped down aspect to the music, her voice and instrumentals sound clear and clean but not glossily over-produced. Much more honest than the Avrils or Britneys that you'll hear these days. If you're looking for something that's not top 40 yet deserves to be ranked top 40, this is it. I can listen to this album over and over without stop.
Note, she's appearing in the 2004 NXNE festival - don't miss out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. July 22 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
But not for fans of Céline, Britney, and the rest of those "belters-no soul-whatever-country Idol" insipid singers. But if you like gentle melodies, light arrangements and intelligent writing, this is for you. These are songs with melodies that linger in your mind. And pearls of writing.
Listening to Feist's voice is a little like listening to an alto saxophone - both in tone and phrasing. The music has some jazzy undertones, smooth, cool, yet very warm. It just flows ...
And her cover versions of "Secret Heart" (Sexsmith) and "Inside and Out"(BeeGees) and "Now at Last" are special.
Feist is one who'll be around for a long time. This CD will not be out of place 10 years from now, and it wouldn't have been 10 years ago.
For those who like Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Katie Melua.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a fabulous album Sept. 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is so lo-fi it could be background music, but Feist's voice and personal lyrics make her music impossible to tune out. Let It Die isn't overproduced and the instrumentation is given a backing role as to not overpower Feist's voice. That's the strong point, as she switches easily between smoky drawls and sweet pop licks. It's a laid-back album with elements of jazz, disco, and pop. The only thing keeping me from giving Feist 5 stars is because her own songs are much better than the covers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Combination of Many Things July 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
I cannot say that I have heard the entire album yet but I heard quite a few clips from Auralgasms. Just cheering on new artists that may never be on anyone's charts BUT I do urge you eclectic cats and kitties to check out the Auralgasms website. Feist is something quietly delicious and comfortable, the kind of album that would be great background music but many things will catch you. She actually does a remake of the Bee Gees song,"Inside and Out", which she actually does quite good. Her voice brings back the lounge singers of the late 60's and 70's. Nevertheless, she creates a mood worth a listen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! Sept. 20 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album contains some of the best material and arrangements I have heard in years!. Catchy tunes and lots of fun to listen too. My only complaint would be the quality of the recording and the 'chinsy' keyboard sounds and effects used to create these wonderful songs. Someone get Feist and good producer and beef up the sound. I hear horns here???. There should be horns! Real instuments rather than synth effects.
Love the CD anyway though!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
I love Feist's lyrics and she has a distinctive different voice and music. The whole package is a delight to listen to.
Published 19 months ago by M. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh Feist...
I'm not going to lie, I have a crush on Feist and this CD did nothing to lessen it. I now have Let It Die, The Reminder, and Metals. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Seamus
5.0 out of 5 stars Real
I liked this album more than her next one (the reminder) because it sounded more true to Fiest to me. Read more
Published on Dec 10 2008 by Original D
2.0 out of 5 stars Vaguely mediocre.
For people who love Feist, I apoligize. I simply do not think her music lives up to the hype. All her songs seem to teeter on the edge of profound, only to crash back into... Read more
Published on July 4 2007 by Emily M. Hemmings
4.0 out of 5 stars Let it live
If Lesie Feist sounds familiar, it's because of her musical resume -- it ranges from Canadian indie-popsters Broken Social Scene to female rapper Peaches to the Kings of... Read more
Published on March 4 2007 by E. A Solinas
4.0 out of 5 stars Let it live
If Lesie Feist sounds familiar, it's because of her musical resume -- it ranges from Canadian indie-popsters Broken Social Scene to female rapper Peaches to the Kings of... Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2007 by E. A Solinas
4.0 out of 5 stars Accidental Treasure
I saw that Feist was doing a show in my town, so I thought I'd check out her music to see if I wanted to go.

After listening to one track, I bought my ticket. Read more
Published on June 28 2006 by Shiloh
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Canadian Women
This CD blew my socks off! So centred and honest - it was a treat to discover and anyone who likes well written, thoughtful music with happy melodies will enjoy this album. Read more
Published on May 23 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Super!
I read a lot of music reviews and buy a CD or two each week. I think this is my favorite CD of the year. Sounds a bit like Norah Jones but I prefer Feist. Highly recommended.
Published on Feb. 23 2006 by Thinks-he's-an-expert Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
Any album that has a cover of Blossom Dearie's 'Now At Last' gets my approval. Her parents must have had 'Eclectic Circus' playing in the background while she was growing up. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2006
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