is regina spektor okay

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her first two recordings are absolutely wonderful. people bandy about the word 'quirky', but regina actually was. i don't have much of a stomach for singer songwriters, but she's an exception. "soviet kitsch" is one of my favorite albums of 2004/2005. oh, and she's one of the nicest, sweetest musicians i have ever met. she really is the same person on record and off.

her new album is boring and looking for mainstream acceptance, which means almost everything that was good about her other stuff is gone. very disappointed.

Emily B (Emily B), Saturday, 17 June 2006 00:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I was surprised how much Conan was impressed by her! I'm thinking because he's so used to seeing bands every day, a cute sad little piano solo really does stand out.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 17 June 2006 03:15 (fourteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
She was fucking amazing live in Bristol last night. My girlfriend took me and I loved every minute. Fuck site better than Bloc Party in Exeter the night before.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Sunday, 11 February 2007 11:25 (thirteen years ago) link

'fidelity' rulezz.

pisces (piscesx), Sunday, 11 February 2007 11:57 (thirteen years ago) link

people who like the older Spektor stuff better have been drinking crazy sauce

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Sunday, 11 February 2007 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

id hit it

and what (ooo), Sunday, 11 February 2007 15:27 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...
She's fucking amazing. And the new album is too.

hobart paving, Sunday, 1 April 2007 12:24 (thirteen years ago) link

New new?

Personally I think she's kind of insufferable.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 1 April 2007 15:22 (thirteen years ago) link

old new

hobart paving, Sunday, 1 April 2007 19:17 (thirteen years ago) link

hahaha the epsilon rising

pretzel walrus, Monday, 2 April 2007 04:17 (thirteen years ago) link

marmotwolof, Monday, 2 April 2007 06:00 (thirteen years ago) link

four months pass...

My friend bought Begin to Hope and now he plays it constantly in his car, mostly because he knows I hate it. Regina Spektor, The Darkness, and Arnold Schoenberg all share the ability to make me feel physically uncomfortable with their music.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Sunday, 5 August 2007 09:30 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe it's just this album. I heard the song Us once and thought it was really good. But Fidelity especially makes me want to stick hot irons in my ears.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Sunday, 5 August 2007 09:32 (thirteen years ago) link

I really like her, which is good, cos my girlfriend loves her. She was wonderful live.

Scik Mouthy, Sunday, 5 August 2007 10:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Saw her in DC a year ago and wholeheartedly agree. The whole "chair as instrument" thing is nice.

Uptoeleven, Sunday, 5 August 2007 11:51 (thirteen years ago) link

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