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  • Summary: Canadian singer-songwriter (and Broken Social Scene member) Leslie Feist returns with her third album and major label debut. Jamie Lidell guests.
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The Reminder is an exceptional album that should be experienced solely on the merits its stunning musicality.
  2. Unassuming, unpretentious and totally listenable too, this is thirteen songs and fifty minutes that might just make her famous.
  3. A fantastically colorful and original effort. [5 May 2007]
  4. The Reminder may not surprise, but it does force one to ignore the cloying marketed image and just love Feist for the talented individual that she is.
  5. While nothing here is wholly original, it is a pleasure for as long as it plays.
  6. Surprisingly conventional. [May 2007, p.124]

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  1. Positive: 59 out of 61
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 61
  1. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    Beatiful. Just that I can say when something like "The Reminder" is made. With GREAT lyrics, and indie beats, the voice of Leslie Feist justBeatiful. Just that I can say when something like "The Reminder" is made. With GREAT lyrics, and indie beats, the voice of Leslie Feist just fitted so well in the best record of 2007, "1234", and in others like "My Moon, My Man", "So Sorry" and "The Water", and this remarkable CD will be forever remebered as the one that made indie music go back to the highlights of mainstream! Expand
  2. PhilG
    May 8, 2007
    10
    This album is a complete album. Like they used to make in the early 70's. The style of each song varies, spanning all types of music This album is a complete album. Like they used to make in the early 70's. The style of each song varies, spanning all types of music genres. I hear influences from the Burt Bacharat to The Pretenders to Goldfrapp, and everywhere in between. But there are two constants throughout the album: The impressive vocals of Leslie Feist and the pure musical talent of Gonzalez. If you own and love Feist's first album, Let It Die, buy Reminder immediately. If you own and love Reminder, buy Let It Die Immediately. There is no question that Lesie Feist is a diamond in this rough music industry. And diamonds last forever. Expand
  3. FrankD
    Apr 20, 2007
    10
    This another solid effort by my girl Feist. Just amazing! That's about all I can say. I'm speechless.
  4. wisdomprof
    Jun 23, 2007
    10
    TOUCHING AND RUDE.....FEIST ARE QUEEN
  5. emilyw
    Apr 27, 2007
    9
    Sorry, why are we still putting Austin Chronicle reviews on Metacritic? I thought the people who started this Web site would have realized Sorry, why are we still putting Austin Chronicle reviews on Metacritic? I thought the people who started this Web site would have realized long ago that they consistenly give shitty reviews. And really, it's not just that they constantly get it totally wrong (although that is part of it), it's more that if you read the review you can tell that the reviewer has no idea what they are talking about. They literally just throw around names of artists and influences like they actually know what they are talking about. Credible people like the NY Times and Playlouder must be trusted here because this is the album of the year so far. Expand
  6. Alexandra
    Sep 3, 2007
    9
    I absolutely love this record...I have been listening to it non-stop since I got it. Leslie Feist's voice is so beautiful and I absolutely love this record...I have been listening to it non-stop since I got it. Leslie Feist's voice is so beautiful and passionate, and her songs so truly personal and accessible that this album is an instant classic. I think Sean D. listened to something else because 'The Reminder' absolutely does NOT sound like a Norah Jones album..it is so much more ecclectic in style. Definitely a must have. Expand
  7. seand
    Jul 29, 2007
    0
    absolute crap, i cant believe this kind of garbage is embraced by music critics and critical fans alike. if you like this than you should go absolute crap, i cant believe this kind of garbage is embraced by music critics and critical fans alike. if you like this than you should go out and get some norah jones albums because they sound exactly the same...lavender diamond is 10 times better if you have to listen to a similar thing Expand

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