Since I don't usually listen to too much AC/DC or Led Zeppelin, I generally don't have too many complaints about any holes in Rhapsody's collection of artists and music. If I did have one complaint, it would be the absence of nearly anything by one of my current favorite bands, Broken Social Scene.
So, when I do want a little work-time fix of Broken Social Scene, I occasionally find myself turning to Feist's Let It Die.
I first became aware of Feist's outstanding voice when my wife and I saw her open for Broken Social Scene (she also serves as one of several singers for BSS). Although Feist herself dubbed it her "worst show ever," my wife and I were both amazed by her vocal range, as she shifted effortlessly from breeze AM-radio style lilts to bluesy, bayou-soaked moans.
When I first heard "Let It Die", I have to admit that I was a little saddened to hear that it was more AM Radio than Bluesy Bayou. But, after just a couple listens, I warmed to it like an old friend. And a few of the tracks hint at her wider vocal range, like the excellent "When I Was A Young Girl".
Oh, and her cover of "Inside And Out" makes me dance in the car like a complete idiot. Without fail. Just ask Generalfa... er, I mean, my wife.
Recently, a remix album of Feist's songs, Open Season, popped up on Rhapsody too. Sadly, it doesn't introduce too much new material, instead relying on a large number of remixes of her main single, Mushaboom.
Still, a lot of the songs have a nice beat. So, its not bad if you want to do a little dancin'. Mushaboom... boom...boom.
Feist's "Let It Die"
Fiest's "Open Season"
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