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Great voice, amazing music!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 18/01/2010 12:22:28
Great voice, amazing music! I never expected to fall in love with an artist again, but I just couldn't help myself. The songs just go straight to the heart.. Must buy!
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Playful, Pensive, Poetic
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 05/11/2009 12:15:18
I really love Regina Spektor, and thanks to my friend who first introduced me to her songs I have been an ardent follower buying every one of her albums.
I have to say that this album is not as good as my favourite "Soviet Kitsch" and if you've only just heard of her recently, I really suggest you explore her back catalogue because there are some absolute gems there!
That said, it is better as an album than "Begin to Hope" which although it has some some of my all time favourite songs it isn't very consistent. "Far" is a return to form for Regina Spektor, and I found this album easy to get into. Her lyrics as always, are outstanding; thought provoking without being patronising like so many singer-songwriters.
I'm not however such a fan of some of her instrumentation choices, though I do admire her willingness to break away from the solo vocal-piano recipie even though it is my favourite type of sound. For example, "Blue Lips" I heard the live version first, and loved it so much I immediately pre-ordered the album. However I was left really underwhelmed by the album version, with its more almost "pop" percussion. A shame, but obviously regina is just one of those artists who will always sound better live, because she is so talented and sometimes the recording studio can't do justice to that extraordinary voice.
The actual songs themselves are easy to listen to, and contain the perfect mix of melacholy, slightly odd off the wall stuff, and sheer joy. That's what I get most from her albums, is the sense of rejoycing in the simplest of things, a lovely and infectious thing!
I would recommend this album both if you're already a fan and if you're new to her, in which I'd also recommend looking up some of her earlier stuff as well. 4/5 (because she has herself to compete with!) Enjoy!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 12/07/2009 19:56:53
As always, Regina doesn't disappoint with this amazing new album..loving the random 'Folding Chair'- "I've got a perfect body cos my eyelashes catch my sweat"..to the pensive 'Laughing with'...if you like quirky music that is sure to catch your attention and your imagination..give good ole Regina Spektor a try. There is literally a song for everyone from her vast collection! :)
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Steph36 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Amazing as always!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 28/06/2009 12:58:45
Another great album from Regina! i love it! My fav track is "Laughing With" its just so brilliant!!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/05/2009 20:43:21
i have heard 2 of the tracks (blue lips, far and disco anthem of the 80s) and they are all amaaazzzinng!! i cant wait til this album comes out, i love regina!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: matilda895 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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