Albums to watch




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

ADM rating[?]


Polydor Group
UK Release date
US Release date
  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  3. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    A demanding record expressing demanding emotions
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  5. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Ruminations on pain and doubt never sounded more exhilarating
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  8. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Bluesy, bare and very raw
    Read Review

  9. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Teeters between optimism and loneliness with a handful of unexpected twists
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    Her most haunting work to date
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  14. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s the work of a confident, mature songwriter with a clear and distinct voice
    Read Review

  15. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Minor-key soundtrack to the summer.
    Read Review

  16. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Her most satisfying and unified album to date
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  19. 8.0 |   All Music

    It's messy, confusing, thrilling, and of course, filled with pleasure
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  21. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Sparks of rock’n’roll are balanced with simmering introspection across a collection of patient, lushly arranged songs
    Read Review

  22. 7.0 |   The Music

    Will make connections and pull at the heart strings in curious and unusual ways
    Read Review

  23. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Here even the bleakest truths feel like the stuff of half-remembered dreams
    Read Review

  24. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Pleasure embraces the melancholic sentiments of blues and improvisational immediacy of jazz
    Read Review

  25. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Feist's first album in six years is her most lo-fi collection but her most ambitious
    Read Review

  26. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Its studious obstinacy almost daring you to dislike it while simultaneously drawing you in
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  31. 4.0 |   The Independent

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

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Preview & download it

Feist: Pleasure

  • Download full album for just £8.49
  • 1. Pleasure £0.99
  • 2. I Wish I Didn’t Miss You £0.99
  • 3. Get Not High, Get Not Low £0.99
  • 4. Lost Dreams £0.99
  • 5. Any Party £0.99
  • 6. A Man Is Not His Song £0.99
  • 7. The Wind £0.99
  • 8. Century £0.99
  • 9. Baby Be Simple £0.99
  • 10. I'm Not Running Away £0.99
  • 11. Young Up £0.99
  • Service provided by 7Digital

Latest Reviews

More reviews