Let it Die
(Arts and Crafts)
On her solo debut, Leslie Feist creates the ultimate indie kid makeout album (Air’s Talkie Walkie well considered). With her vibrant voice ringing out over sparsely arranged tracks, things flow in a simple but accomplished manner. Though most of the album is covers, it is her own “Mushaboom” that’s the real highlight. About a verse into the song, Feist sing-ing about the simple pleasures of settling down with children, one was willing to pawn a kidney to be the one doing it with her.