While I fully admit to being in love with Leslie Feist, I also have to admit that I didn't exactly love her last album Let it Die. I think the album had some great songs, but I didn't enjoy the album as a whole, not to mention the album was a little too French-sounding for my tastes. Almost as if she could read my mind (as lovers often do) Feist's new album largely downplays her French influences and is an incredibly better album. If her first album highlighted Feist's amazing vocals, her new album The Reminder highlights her often unacknowledged songwriting skills. I think "I Feel it All" completely captures her amazing writing skills, creating one of her poppiest, funnest songs ever. And if you're desperate to just hear her voice, "The Park" is probably one of the most hauntingly beautiful vocal performances I've ever heard. We will all be patiently awaiting The Reminder when it is released on May 31st.
Bonus Track - The Park