11 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Leslie Feist’s striking fifth album follows a series of left turns: the tidy indie pop of her early work, the commercial appeal of The Reminder, and the earthy about-face of Metals. Like Metals, Pleasure feels almost like a blues album, more spacious and stripped down than its predecessor, but strikingly dynamic, filled with rustling and whispers that swell into clangs and shouts. It proves that Feist is one of the most quietly unpredictable songwriters—and gifted vocalists—working today. “Come with your true arc/To fall all the way down,” she sings on the breathy centerpiece “Baby Be Simple,” sounding as exposed and mysterious as she ever has.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Leslie Feist’s striking fifth album follows a series of left turns: the tidy indie pop of her early work, the commercial appeal of The Reminder, and the earthy about-face of Metals. Like Metals, Pleasure feels almost like a blues album, more spacious and stripped down than its predecessor, but strikingly dynamic, filled with rustling and whispers that swell into clangs and shouts. It proves that Feist is one of the most quietly unpredictable songwriters—and gifted vocalists—working today. “Come with your true arc/To fall all the way down,” she sings on the breathy centerpiece “Baby Be Simple,” sounding as exposed and mysterious as she ever has.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
77 Ratings
77 Ratings
SpinTheSky ,

She's back!

Was just wondering to myself where she disappeared to. Metals was such a fun and experimental album, and I'm already loving the new direction behind Pleasure as well. Can't wait to hear more. Slay, queen! 💅🏼✨

Robbi G ,

Raw, Rad, Real

All of the above

SWM59 ,

I love you Feist

Pleasure is a masterpiece. Woven within the instrumental prowess (raw, refined and immediate), are lyrics that give a voice to the everyday existential angst, especially as seen and felt within relationships, that we all feel. I was never so happy to feel so sad.

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