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Pleasure

Feist

Pleasure

Fifth studio album from the Canadian indie-pop singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Polydor Group
UK Release date
28/04/2017
US Release date
28/04/2017
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Pleasure is easily Feist’s most difficult album, far from the immediate accessibility of The Reminder, but she's a captivating performer and it may well be her richest statement
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  2. 10.0 |   State

    Feist reminds us that folk does not have to mean simple and that the complexity of human emotion still has a place in the musical landscape
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  3. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    A demanding record expressing demanding emotions
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  4. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    True to its name, this is the sound of Feist fighting through the bullshit of being human to have a good time despite it all
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  5. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Ruminations on pain and doubt never sounded more exhilarating
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  6. 9.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Tonally, Feist exposes a storm of feeling on Pleasure, probing an abyss of her own confusion, lack of trust in others and self-imposed isolation, and yet also a core tendency to love and care
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  7. 8.9 |   Gig Soup

    On her first album in six years, Feist embraces rawness and introspection like she never has before, evoking a powerful sense of intimacy while still retaining her knack for writing beautiful arrangements
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  8. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Bluesy, bare and very raw
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  9. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Teeters between optimism and loneliness with a handful of unexpected twists
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  10. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    She has outlasted an entire generation of music consumption and with this record, I wouldn’t be surprised if she outlasted another
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  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    Her most haunting work to date
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    These songs about maturity and internal toughness often move in mysterious ways, leaving plenty of space for Feist’s probing guitar work and an atmosphere that really breathes
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  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    Emerging from the murk and into the new-found quiet of middle age, Feist’s ‘Pleasure’ is a document of stark beauty that’s entirely and unequivocally her own
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  14. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s the work of a confident, mature songwriter with a clear and distinct voice
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  15. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Minor-key soundtrack to the summer.
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  16. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Her most satisfying and unified album to date
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  17. 8.0 |   Q

    This unashamedly adult collection drags Feist deeper into major talent territory. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Looking back at the breadth of her work, both solo and with Broken Social Scene, it seems that that simpler pleasures seem to be better for Feist, making this album worth the wait
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  19. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's messy, confusing, thrilling, and of course, filled with pleasure
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  20. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    Much of Pleasure feels like a party of two between Feist and its listener. And it’s a party that we won’t be skipping out of early
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  21. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Sparks of rock’n’roll are balanced with simmering introspection across a collection of patient, lushly arranged songs
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  22. 7.0 |   The Music

    Will make connections and pull at the heart strings in curious and unusual ways
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  23. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Here even the bleakest truths feel like the stuff of half-remembered dreams
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  24. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Pleasure embraces the melancholic sentiments of blues and improvisational immediacy of jazz
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  25. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Feist's first album in six years is her most lo-fi collection but her most ambitious
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  26. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Its studious obstinacy almost daring you to dislike it while simultaneously drawing you in
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  27. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Throughout, her voice is a thing of rare wonder. Print edition only

  28. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The lack of dynamism makes things a little underwhelming at times, but you get the feeling that Feist’s low-key, understated approach is all part of her plan
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  29. 5.0 |   The 405

    Ends up being a whole that is less than the sum of its parts, making no real impact on the listener as it quietly meanders along
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  30. 4.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    The pleasures that Pleasure describes are mundane to the point of tedium, trite beyond cliché. And the music itself is, despite the strength of Feist’s voice, mostly intolerable
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  31. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Unfortunately, there’s not much pleasure here for the listener, manoeuvred into the position of reluctant psychoanalyst
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