feist - metals (3/5)

As Canadians we are constantly struggling to define what it means to “be Canadian” – what is that unique little kernel of truth that defines us as us? At a recent screening of Hard Core Logo at The Toronto International Film Festival someone, possibly Hugh Dillon, remarked that as Canadians we are defined, at least in part, by our love and dedication to our musicians. And it’s true, isn’t it? As Canadians when we love an artist they can do very little wrong and on the rare occasions when they falter we deny the misstep, or ignore it, or make excuses for it. Leslie Feist’s hotly anticipated Metals is one of those missteps.