Mid-Week Tunes : A Woman Is Her Song

Late last week, a couple of musical bombs dropped at the same time: Feist finally released her new album "Pleasure," which might be the latest definition of something we'd like to call "deliberate, minimalist imperfection," in other words: Complete with outdoor takes, metal outros, passing cars that (Escher-like) blast some of the album's tunes, and more, it's as good (or contemptible for its constructedness) as the Cass Bird-shot cover shot; plus there was that "Walkie Talkie" track by Carpark's Palm... (rnk)