Metals

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
Buy On
  1. Sep 30, 2011
    60
    Nothing on this, her fourth album, rivals that hit [1234] for toe-tapping immediacy, but it is rich in atmospheric beauty.
  2. Oct 5, 2011
    60
    It's a lovely collection of songs, but there's simply not enough happening to carry an entire album.
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    60
    However gorgeous and warm Feist's voice may be, Metals is just too dull for her to overcome.
  4. Magnet
    Nov 11, 2011
    60
    Most of the songs deal with romance in its more dysfunctional guises, but Feist's comforting vocals keep things from getting too forlorn. [#81, p. 54]
  5. Mojo
    Sep 28, 2011
    60
    Metals is the product of a stock-taking pause, it's clear the former Canadian indie scenester had rediscovered her bearings. [Oct 2011, p.106]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    10
    It's her best album (so far), and the most cohesive yet. All these songs are well done, but the truly exceptional ones are "The Bad in EachIt's her best album (so far), and the most cohesive yet. All these songs are well done, but the truly exceptional ones are "The Bad in Each Other" "Caught a Long Wind" "The Circle Married the Line" and, especially, "Anti-Pioneer" which may be her finest song to date (although it's slow buildup and subtle construction nearly ensure few people will hear it). She continues to be one of the finest indie solo artists out there, and her music continues to be wonderfully varied and high quality. Full Review »
  2. ndf
    Oct 4, 2011
    10
    The perfect follow-up to the reminder. There aren't any iPod commercials on this album but it is solid from beginning to end. Feist is makingThe perfect follow-up to the reminder. There aren't any iPod commercials on this album but it is solid from beginning to end. Feist is making great music. This is an album by someone in it for the long haul, not by a pop princess. Full Review »
  3. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    A beautiful assembly of songs that manages to skip back and forth between different styles while still feeling entirely coherent, and it endsA beautiful assembly of songs that manages to skip back and forth between different styles while still feeling entirely coherent, and it ends up all amounting to a gorgeously tragic musical exploration of solitude. Full Review »