The quirky Canadian singer Feist is best known as part of the Broken Social Scene collective but few people know she was once roommates with electro bad girl Peaches. 'Let it Die' is Feist's first solo album but it was born of collaboration as most of her projects begin. Punchy songs like "When I Was a Young Girl" and "Mushaboom" sound spontaneous, as if they were captured live during a special burst of inspiration. Though Feist's style is spare and subtle, the arrangements are gorgeous with a dreamy, musical quality. Feist has the pure talent of Norah Jones and the experimental side of Bjork but a sound that's sultry and different. She just won 2 Junos (Canada's Grammys) over the weekend for Alternative Album of the Year and Best New Artist and 'Let It Die' marks the emergence of a truly versatile artist.
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"...one in a million voice that evokes both Astrud Gillberto's sexy cool and Billie Holiday's languorous quiver." — Vanity Fair
"Sexy And Smart" — The New York Times
"One of the most subtle and charming albums of the spring" — Time Out
"Mesmerizing Disco Folk" — LA Weekly
"Let It Die is sophisticated soul, evoking the tender pull of Sade and Astrud Gilberto" — The Fader
"The languid, loverlorn torch songs that make up [Feist's]...Let It Die, spell crossover success so huge that in a year...she could, in all probability, be arriving to shows in her own private helicopter." — SF Chronicle